Doctoral Study Opportunities
Within Newcastle Business School, there are currently over 70 UK and International PhD, DBA and DBL students engaged in research, reflecting the research themes of the School.
Increasingly, the international flavour of our doctoral research community means that the growth markets of China, South East Asia, The Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe are well represented in the research currently being undertaken.
Why study for a Doctorate at Newcastle Business School?
Undertaking a doctorate is an exciting challenge. Newcastle Business School recognises and provides the support and encouragement that you need to succeed.
Undertaking a Doctorate at the Newcastle Business School will provide you with unrivalled experiences. Our dynamic research environment makes you feel supported and helps immerse you into your research and its community. Our students enjoy strong and continued research relationships with their highly experienced supervisors, with our network of nationally and internationally-recognised researchers and with other doctoral students in our research community.
In addition, Newcastle Business School offers outstanding research training and development support ranging from the annual Doctoral Conference and International Research Summer School to the provision of a dedicated doctoral research suite.
Doing a Doctorate at the Newcastle Business School is more of an apprenticeship with the unique advantage of developing a strong research foundation and skills that will enhance knowledge in your research area, boost your employability, and advance your research and career plan.
The notion of apprenticeship is exemplified in Newcastle Business School's pioneering and award winning Graduate Tutor Scheme. The Graduate Tutor Scheme was established in 2005 to support Newcastle Business School’s strategy to develop talented individuals with the potential to become academic staff.
In 2007 the scheme was shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Supplement award for outstanding support to early career researchers. Additionally the scheme, or equivalent, has been adopted in other Schools at Northumbria University, and at Oxford Brookes University and Kingston University.
Which Postgraduate Research Programme is suitable for me?
The PhD programme is the traditional route to a doctoral qualification and allows students to undertake an individual programme of research development that involves a detailed investigation of a business and management area, culminating in an original contribution to knowledge.
Both the DBA and DBL programmes are equivalent in standing to a PhD, but have a different research focus and outcome. Beginning with a structured taught element, the research investigation focuses on a business and management problem or opportunity and makes a contribution to the enhancement of professional and personal practice. These programmes are the logical choice for experienced professionals who wish to continue their lifelong learning.
Further details of these three programmes can be found here:
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
- Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
- Doctor of Business Leadership (DBL)