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MPhil Supply Chain, Business IT, Music and Creative Industries Specialisms

Course Description

You may already be working professionally in the field you wish to research or you may already have extensive knowledge of your field. Alternatively, you may be a business professional with the basis of your research in mind, looking for a way to formalise and extend your knowledge and skills within the framework of a research degree.

The award of a UK doctorate is based solely upon individual research, presented in the form of a thesis.

We expect prospective candidates to have a good honours degree or its equivalent in a relevant discipline. You may also have an appropriate masters degree, or other demonstrable research experience and writing skills.

The doctorate-level programmes at the BLIS Research Centre are intended for professionals, graduates and career-minded individuals seeking to develop as a managerial, industrial, or academic professional in their chosen field of study. You should be seeking the knowledge that will allow you to respond operationally and strategically to the demands of, and function effectively within, a wide range of business and academic environments, and have a desire to make a significant contribution to knowledge in the field and to your own career development.

Research topics

- supply chain management

- global logistics

- information systems for supply chain and logistics

- use of open systems in business and management

- information systems and management

- strategic exploitation of ICT

- e-business

- strategy

- knowledge management

- operations management

- process modelling

- SME research

- risk management

- virtual learning environments (VLEs)

- music and creative technologies business.

Available projects

Projects which are currently being undertaken by research degree candidates include:

The use of open source ERP system in SMEs;

North West Aerospace supply chain restructuring;

Knowledge portals for SMEs;

The use of open source product development management tools;

Applying patterns to web services based solutions of Internal Enterprise Applications Integration (EAI) within small to medium businesses (SMEs);

The role of customer service in B2B marketing;

Portfolio incomes and the live music industry;

Artist development in the dance music genre;

E-marketing in the UK grocery retailing sector.

Visit the MPhil Supply Chain, Business IT, Music and Creative Industries Specialisms page on the University of Bolton website for more details!

Student Profiles

Masters Taught Excellence Scholarship - 3 Awards

The Masters Taught Excellence Scholarship can be awarded to full-time UK, EU, and International Masters students, irrespective of their financial means.In order to receive this Scholarship, applicants must have completed and submitted an application form which can be downloaded from http://www.bolton.ac.uk/pgfinance Please note that this Scholarship is only available to students undertaking their first Masters course.For more information about this scholarship please visit http://www.bolton.ac.uk/pgfinance or contact the Student Funding Advisor, Karen Bentley on 01204 903497

Value of Scholarship(s)



You must have been awarded a First-Class Honours Degree (or equivalent) from a UK or EU institution.
You must be studying a full-time taught masters at the University of Bolton campus in Bolton.
You must not be in receipt of any other offer, i.e. Alumni Discount or any other fee reduction.
You must not be in receipt of any other kind of sponsorship towards your tuition fees, for example from an employer.
The course of study must have commenced in September 2014 or later.

Application Procedure

In order to receive the scholarship towards fees students must have completed the Masters Excellence Scholarship application form, which can be downloaded from http://www.bolton.ac.uk/pgfinance Please return the form with photocopies of your certificates to:Masters Excellence Scholarship Scheme,
Student Centre,
Chancellor's Mall,
University of Bolton,
Deane Road, Bolton. BL3 5ABTel: +44 (0)1204 903497 / +44 (0)1204 903499
Email: [email protected]

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Please visit the Postgraduate Research Degrees web page for details at View Website

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