Why choose this course?
A course that makes business sense
Our research maintains both strong connections with the Derbyshire region and active international links. We try to make sure it has a genuine relevance to current business practice, so that organisations benefit from its findings and enjoy a real-world advantage.
You can undertake a negotiated programme of research leading to the award of a Master of Philosophy degree.
These higher degrees are awarded in recognition of a successful period of research training normally culminating in the production of a thesis.
MPhil is designed for graduates who want to gain a strong knowledge and understanding of the subject and then take the discipline forward through an approved programme of original research.
Start date: You can enrol between August and May.
Course length: The MPhil is studied over two years.
Campus: Kedleston Road site, Derby Campus
College: College of Business
About this course
Research plays a major role in supporting what we teach to our students, and directly helps organisations to solve real world issues. You can make a name for yourself by contributing directly, not only to the development and well-being of the region, but also to the body of knowledge in the business community at large.
Relevant, respected, rewarding
With an MPhil you’ll be able to start your academic career in a university with a teaching focus.
You can enter business and establish yourself as an expert in areas of practical significance.
You’ll be supported and supervised throughout by our team of experts and, studying alongside research students from many countries, you’ll gain from sharing insights and experiences from worldwide business activity.
We have a number of staff highly active themselves in research and scholarly activity, and you can benefit from, and hopefully add to, the expertise of our SYTOC research group which focuses on systems thinking and organisational change.
How to apply
Postgraduate research students can enrol at the University of Derby any time between August and May.
All enrolments are arranged by appointment once your application is successful. Please be aware that it can take between six and twelve weeks to consider a complete application.
Information for applicants: http://www.derby.ac.uk/research/degrees/apply/
Fees and finance
Find out more about fee information for our research degrees: http://www.derby.ac.uk/research/degrees/apply/tuitionfees/
What our students say
"I've not only gained and increased my knowledge of marketing, but also learned empirical research skills. This will last with me forever and be of immense benefit to my future career in marketing." Nan Jiang