Consolidate your years of learning and experience by undertaking a research degree at Regent’s.
Our MPhil and PhD degrees are validated by the University of Northampton. Our expertise stretches across a wide range of subjects in our two faculties of Business & Management and Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences, and the Regent’s Institute of Languages & Culture.
Individual staff members are actively engaged in their chosen areas of interest, publish widely and attend conferences all over the world. We publish an Annual Research Report. Profiles of our research degree staff can be seen here.
We have expertise in four key areas:
Strategy – design; organisation behaviour; entrepreneurship; family business; governance and ethics; area studies including cross-culture heritage management; information systems technology and knowledge management
Marketing – consumer behaviour; branding; digital marketing; marketing strategy
Finance and banking – European banking; business economics; Islamic finance
Transnational studies – diversity management; remittances; human mobility; border management; labour markets; identities and migration studies; transnational marketing and consumers; diaspora marketing; cross-cultural management.
We have the expertise to supervise PhDs in the following areas:
International relations and international politics – Middle-Eastern studies; security studies; complexity studies and migration studies
Medieval and modern history – medieval landscape history; early 20th- century literary and political culture in Britain; Catholicism in 20th-century Britain; Protestantism in China; 20th-century and contemporary art with particular reference to issues of memory, and word-image works
English literature – Victorian literary culture
Media, cinema and performance
Psychotherapy and psychology – Regent’s has a long-standing PhD and professional doctorate (DCounsPsy) programme in Psychotherapy & Counselling Psychology as well as a burgeoning psychology programme and a range of postgraduate diplomas and qualifications in psychotherapy, mediation and counselling.
The learning and teaching environment for potential PhD degrees is underpinned by the six inter-disciplinary research centres based in the University. PhD students will be encouraged to get involved with the activities of the centres and to attend the relevant seminars. To learn more about the research centres at Regent's please see here.
A research degree requires a considerable investment of self-directed study and time from the prospective student. At Regent’s we offer extensive support, training and added value to help you achieve your goal. For more information on the learning resources available please see here.
Master / Doctor of Philosphy (MPhil/PhD)
University of Northampton
Length and mode of study
Full time: 2-4 years
Part time: 2-6 years
Home and EU fees
Full time: £5,000
Part time: £3,300
Full time: £14,500
Part time: £9,700
Please note that we are only able to sponsor full-time students on this programme for a Tier 4 visa.
To apply for a PhD/doctoral programme, you will generally need to hold an honours degree at 2:1 level or above (or international equivalent) in an appropriate subject. A higher degree such as a master’s may be required.
Applicants for whom English is not their first language will need to demonstrate that they meet the minimum English language requirement of IELTS at 7.0 and no component less than 6.5 (or equivalent).
If you would like to undertake a PhD, please approach us in the first instance by sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please state your area of study and the proposed direction of your research. Please also state whether you have a specific supervisor in mind. Your enquiry will be forwarded to the relevant research head, who will contact you for further discussion.
Please include the following supporting documents with your application form:
Copies of your university level academic transcripts and certificates
A 300-500 word personal statement outlining the reasons for applying to your chosen course and how you feel you will benefit from the course of study
A 1000 word research proposal (please read the guidance on how to write your proposal)
Two references (these should be on the official forms included within the application form)
A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
Copies of any previous visas you have used to study in the UK
Your application will be considered jointly by Regent’s and the University of Northampton. We aim to process all applications within six weeks of the point of submission. Candidates will be required to attend an interview prior to an offer being made, either on campus or via Skype.
Please note the following deadlines for both intakes:
March intake - 11 December
October intake - 1 August