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For all the information you need on how to apply for a research degree and to make sure you fulfil the entry requirements visit our 'How to apply' page
You should have a good honours degree (2:1 or above) or masters degree or equivalent in the relevant subject area.
International applicants should be aware of our English language requirements
All of our research has impact that is internationally recognised.
Over half of our publications are world-leading or internationally excellent.
High-impact business and management research at the University of Bedfordshire directly benefits business communities, small and medium enterprises, public sector organisations and society at large.
Our research focuses on improving the performance and productivity of businesses and strengthening local, national and international economies.
Our findings inform policy development at the local and regional level through UK local authorities, and at the supra-national level through bodies such as the European Commission.
This work enables and encourages business growth and development.
We deliver multidisciplinary research that combines the specialist areas of Operations Management, Marketing, Human Resources Management and Accounting and Finance to deliver meaningful solutions and developments on policy and practice.
Our work attracts funding from established institutions throughout the UK and abroad - Luton Borough Council, the European Union and the EU are among the organisations that continually support and benefit from the University of Bedfordshire’s research excellence.
Our research team collaborates internationally with leading academics and with industry. We provide excellent opportunities for newly appointed academics to align their research interest with a broader spectrum of thematic research enquiry.
The Business School has been highly successful in attracting excellent research staff, and we encourage students at all levels, from undergraduate to doctorate, to work with them on important research projects.