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DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2021/2022

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Year 1 Academic year: 2021/22, Starting in: September

Notes:
The PhD in Management trains students as researchers, allowing them to develop advanced techniques and in-depth knowledge within the subject of Business. The programme is underpinned by a student-dependent selection of foundational training courses which students will use to develop an all-round knowledge of their discipline, enhance their research abilities and gain a broad range of transferable skills.

Working under the guidance of supervisors students will carry out independent research resulting in an original contribution to knowledge of their field. The Business School is comprised of six main subject groups where students can base their research:

1. Entrepreneurship and Innovation
2. Organisational Studies
3. Marketing
4. Strategy
5. Management Science and Business Economics
6. Accounting and Finance (within the Management PhD programme)

Those joining the programme also have the opportunity for collaborative research and supervision from experts in more than one group, or collaboration from multiple Schools within or outside the University of Edinburgh.

The prescribed period of study for the part-time PhD programme 72 months, with students allowed an additional 12 months to write-up their final thesis. To be awarded a PhD students will need to defend their submitted thesis in an oral examination called a viva (assessed according to the University's regulations).

Students who obtain an unconditional offer on the programme will be required to undertake a minimum of 80 credits of taught courses over the first 2 years of study (i.e. 40 credits each year), although your Supervisory team may approve a selection of up to 120 credits (i.e. 60 credits each year).

It may exceptionally be possible to be excused from one or more of your core courses if you have already passed (or taught) a similar course within the last five years but this must be approved by the supervisory team and Programme Director. All course selections must be approved by the students' supervisory team.

PLEASE NOTE: Students whose proposed topic is primarily within the Management Science and Business Economics subject area are only expected a minimum of 60 credits of taught courses over the first two years of study, although your Supervisory team may approve a selection of up to 120 credits.

Before starting your studies you should submit your course selection to Research Support Office (office.pgr@business-school.ed.ac.uk). Please consult your Supervisor regarding all course choices, as they will be required to approve your selection. The Research Support Office will be in touch with all incoming students on how to select and submit their course selection.

The anticipated milestones for doctoral students are as follows:
Stage 1: he first two years of a part-time PhD is normally spent preparing for your main research work. You will follow a programme of training (i.e. foundation courses), reading and reflecting on relevant literature with the support of your supervisor.
Stage 2: Year three and four is spent undertaking the main body of the research, usually with empirical data collection and analysis, or selection and analysis of defined primary theoretical sources.
Stage 3: Finally, years┬┐ five to seven are spent completing the analysis, writing and submitting the thesis and then undertaking the oral examination (Viva).
In order to progress annually to the next year of study student are required to undertake an annual review, which consists of a presentation and written report. The written report should demonstrate the progress they have achieved since the previous review, putting this into context within their overall study plan and outcome the research programme for the upcoming year (or until submission) if sooner. Presentations are normally 15-30 minutes in length, followed by a question and answer session.

Students in their first year of study have their progression decision deferred to the following year.

Students in their second year will have their taught course results taken into consideration. It is expected that in order to progress, students should achieve a minimum mark of 50% in each course, and pass at least 80 credits. The only exception to the 80 credit rule is for students within the MSBE group who are only expected to complete a minimum of 60 credits of taught postgraduate courses.

Progression decisions for all doctoral students moving into the next year of study are confirmed by the Research Degrees Committee, or where appropriate, the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Exams Committee.

There are no compulsory courses in this year of this programme.

Course options

Group A

Select between 40 and 60 credits in this group.

Professional Route

Select exactly 40 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Students studying the Professional Route are expected to study the 4 Supervised Reading courses from this selection (totalling 80 credits of taught study) over the first two years in their programme.

If you are on the Professional Route please select two of the options below for the your first year of study.
AND

Level 11 courses in Schedules A to Q, T and W

Select between 0 and 20 credits from Level 11 courses in Schedules A to Q, T and W
Notes:
Students on the Professional Route have the option to select an additional 40 credits during your programme of study, from any level 11 (i.e. Postgraduate) course taught at the University of Edinburgh. For your first year of study please select up to 20 credits from this selection, if this has been approved by your Supervisory team.
AND

Group B

Select between 20 and 60 credits in this group.

Introduction to Research in Business

Select between 0 and 20 credits of the following courses
Notes:
All students should take the following course. This course can be taken in either Year 1 or Year 2 of study, but it is normally expected to be undertaken at the start of your PhD journey.
AND

Supervised Reading Collection

Select between 0 and 40 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Each year students are expected to select a minimum 20 credits from this group with the exception of those students whose proposed topic is primarily within the Management Science and Business Economics (MSBE) subject area.

Students from MSBE are expected to select a minimum of 20 credits which can be undertaken in either year 1 or year 2 of study.
AND

Level 11 courses in Schedules A to Q, T and W

Select between 0 and 20 credits from Level 11 courses in Schedules A to Q, T and W
Notes:
The remaining course selection can be any level 11 (i.e. Postgraduate) course taught at the University of Edinburgh. In total students should select between 80 and 120 credits of taught study, which should be split evenly between Year 1 and 2. Those within the MSBE subject area should choose between 60 and 120 credits of taught study, split evenly between Year 1 and 2.

Please note that your course selection must be approved by your Supervisory team.


Year 2 Academic year: 2021/22, Starting in: September

Notes:
The PhD in Management trains students as researchers, allowing them to develop advanced techniques and in-depth knowledge within the subject of Business. The programme is underpinned by a student-dependent selection of foundational training courses which students will use to develop an all-round knowledge of their discipline, enhance their research abilities and gain a broad range of transferable skills.

Working under the guidance of supervisors students will carry out independent research resulting in an original contribution to knowledge of their field. The Business School is comprised of six main subject groups where students can base their research:

1. Entrepreneurship and Innovation
2. Organisational Studies
3. Marketing
4. Strategy
5. Management Science and Business Economics
6. Accounting and Finance (within the Management PhD programme)

Those joining the programme also have the opportunity for collaborative research and supervision from experts in more than one group, or collaboration from multiple Schools within or outside the University of Edinburgh.

The prescribed period of study for the part-time PhD programme 72 months, with students allowed an additional 12 months to write-up their final thesis. To be awarded a PhD students will need to defend their submitted thesis in an oral examination called a viva (assessed according to the University's regulations).

Students who obtain an unconditional offer on the programme will be required to undertake a minimum of 80 credits of taught courses over the first 2 years of study (i.e. 40 credits each year), although your Supervisory team may approve a selection of up to 120 credits (i.e. 60 credits each year).

It may exceptionally be possible to be excused from one or more of your core courses if you have already passed (or taught) a similar course within the last five years but this must be approved by the supervisory team and Programme Director. All course selections must be approved by the students' supervisory team.

PLEASE NOTE: Students whose proposed topic is primarily within the Management Science and Business Economics subject area are only expected a minimum of 60 credits of taught courses over the first two years of study, although your Supervisory team may approve a selection of up to 120 credits.

Before starting your studies you should submit your course selection to Research Support Office (office.pgr@business-school.ed.ac.uk). Please consult your Supervisor regarding all course choices, as they will be required to approve your selection. The Research Support Office will be in touch with all incoming students on how to select and submit their course selection.

The anticipated milestones for doctoral students are as follows:
Stage 1: he first two years of a part-time PhD is normally spent preparing for your main research work. You will follow a programme of training (i.e. foundation courses), reading and reflecting on relevant literature with the support of your supervisor.
Stage 2: Year three and four is spent undertaking the main body of the research, usually with empirical data collection and analysis, or selection and analysis of defined primary theoretical sources.
Stage 3: Finally, years┬┐ five to seven are spent completing the analysis, writing and submitting the thesis and then undertaking the oral examination (Viva).
In order to progress annually to the next year of study student are required to undertake an annual review, which consists of a presentation and written report. The written report should demonstrate the progress they have achieved since the previous review, putting this into context within their overall study plan and outcome the research programme for the upcoming year (or until submission) if sooner. Presentations are normally 15-30 minutes in length, followed by a question and answer session.

Students in their first year of study have their progression decision deferred to the following year.

Students in their second year will have their taught course results taken into consideration. It is expected that in order to progress, students should achieve a minimum mark of 50% in each course, and pass at least 80 credits. The only exception to the 80 credit rule is for students within the MSBE group who are only expected to complete a minimum of 60 credits of taught postgraduate courses.

Progression decisions for all doctoral students moving into the next year of study are confirmed by the Research Degrees Committee, or where appropriate, the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Exams Committee.

There are no compulsory courses in this year of this programme.

Course options

Group A

Select between 40 and 60 credits in this group.

Professional Route

Select exactly 40 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Students studying the Professional Route are expected to study the 4 Supervised Reading courses from this selection (totalling 80 credits of taught study) over the first two years in their programme.

If you are on the Professional Route please select two of the options below for the your first year of study.
AND

Level 11 courses in Schedules A to Q, T and W

Select between 0 and 20 credits from Level 11 courses in Schedules A to Q, T and W
Notes:
Students on the Professional Route have the option to select an additional 40 credits during your programme of study, from any level 11 (i.e. Postgraduate) course taught at the University of Edinburgh. For your first year of study please select up to 20 credits from this selection, if this has been approved by your Supervisory team.

Group B

Select between 20 and 60 credits in this group.

Introduction to Research in Business

Select between 0 and 20 credits of the following courses
Notes:
All students should take the following course. This course can be taken in either Year 1 or Year 2 of study, but it is normally expected to be undertaken at the start of your PhD journey.
AND

Supervised Reading Collection

Select between 0 and 40 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Each year students are expected to select a minimum 20 credits from this group with the exception of those students whose proposed topic is primarily within the Management Science and Business Economics (MSBE) subject area.

Students from MSBE are expected to select a minimum of 20 credits which can be undertaken in either year 1 or year 2 of study.
AND

Level 11 courses in Schedules A to Q, T and W

Select between 0 and 20 credits from Level 11 courses in Schedules A to Q, T and W
Notes:
The remaining course selection can be any level 11 (i.e. Postgraduate) course taught at the University of Edinburgh. In total students should select between 80 and 120 credits of taught study, which should be split evenly between Year 1 and 2. Those within the MSBE subject area should choose between 60 and 120 credits of taught study, split evenly between Year 1 and 2.

Please note that your course selection must be approved by your Supervisory team.

Year 3 Academic year: 2021/22, Starting in: September

Notes:
The PhD in Management trains students as researchers, allowing them to develop advanced techniques and in-depth knowledge within the subject of Business. The programme is underpinned by a student-dependent selection of foundational training courses which students will use to develop an all-round knowledge of their discipline, enhance their research abilities and gain a broad range of transferable skills.

Working under the guidance of supervisors students will carry out independent research resulting in an original contribution to knowledge of their field. The Business School is comprised of six main subject groups where students can base their research:

1. Entrepreneurship and Innovation
2. Organisational Studies
3. Marketing
4. Strategy
5. Management Science and Business Economics
6. Accounting and Finance

Those joining the programme also have the opportunity for collaborative research and supervision from experts in more than one group, or collaboration from multiple Schools within or outside the University of Edinburgh.

The prescribed period of study for the full-time PhD is 36 months and for the part-time programme 72 months, with students on either mode allowed an additional 12 months to write-up their final thesis. To be awarded a PhD students will need to defend their submitted thesis in an oral examination called a viva (assessed according to the University's regulations).

Students who obtain an unconditional offer on the part-time programme will be required to undertake approximately 120 credits of taught courses over the first 2 years of study (i.e. 60 credits each year). It may exceptionally be possible to be excused from one or more of your core courses if you have already passed (or taught) a similar course within the last five years but this must be approved by the supervisory team and Programme Director. All course selections must be approved by the students' supervisory team.

PLEASE NOTE: Students whose proposed topic is primarily within the Management Science and Business Economics subject area are only expected to take 20-40 credits over the course of their study, and those studying the Professional Route are only expected to take 80 credits of courses.

The anticipated milestones for doctoral students are as follows:

Stage 1: The first two years of a part-time PhD is normally spent preparing for your main research work. You will follow a programme of training (i.e. foundation courses), reading and reflecting on relevant literature with the support of your supervisor.

Stage 2: Year three and four is spent undertaking the main body of the research, usually with empirical data collection and analysis, or selection and analysis of defined primary theoretical sources.

Stage 3: Finally, years five to seven are spent completing the analysis, writing and submitting the thesis and then undertaking the oral examination (Viva).

In order to progress annually to the next year of study student are required to undertake an annual review, which consists of a presentation and written report. The written report should demonstrate the progress they have achieved since the previous review, putting this into context within their overall study plan and outcome the research programme for the upcoming year (or until submission) if sooner. Presentations are normally 15-30 minutes in length, followed by a question and answer session.

Students in their first and second years will also have their taught course results taken into consideration. It is expected that in order to progress, first year students should achieve a minimum mark of 50% in each course, and pass at least 80 credits. However, please note that students are judged on their overall potential and in most cases this would include 120 credits. The only exception to the 80-120 rule is for students within the MSBE group who are only expected to complete up to 40 credits of taught postgraduate courses.

Progression decisions for all doctoral students moving into the next year of study are confirmed by the Research Degrees Committee.

There are no compulsory courses in this year of this programme.


Year 4 Academic year: 2021/22, Starting in: September

Notes:
The PhD in Management trains students as researchers, allowing them to develop advanced techniques and in-depth knowledge within the subject of Business. The programme is underpinned by a student-dependent selection of foundational training courses which students will use to develop an all-round knowledge of their discipline, enhance their research abilities and gain a broad range of transferable skills.

Working under the guidance of supervisors students will carry out independent research resulting in an original contribution to knowledge of their field. The Business School is comprised of six main subject groups where students can base their research:

1. Entrepreneurship and Innovation
2. Organisational Studies
3. Marketing
4. Strategy
5. Management Science and Business Economics
6. Accounting and Finance

Those joining the programme also have the opportunity for collaborative research and supervision from experts in more than one group, or collaboration from multiple Schools within or outside the University of Edinburgh.

The prescribed period of study for the full-time PhD is 36 months and for the part-time programme 72 months, with students on either mode allowed an additional 12 months to write-up their final thesis. To be awarded a PhD students will need to defend their submitted thesis in an oral examination called a viva (assessed according to the University's regulations).

Students who obtain an unconditional offer on the part-time programme will be required to undertake approximately 120 credits of taught courses over the first 2 years of study (i.e. 60 credits each year). It may exceptionally be possible to be excused from one or more of your core courses if you have already passed (or taught) a similar course within the last five years but this must be approved by the supervisory team and Programme Director. All course selections must be approved by the students' supervisory team.

PLEASE NOTE: Students whose proposed topic is primarily within the Management Science and Business Economics subject area are only expected to take 20-40 credits over the course of their study, and those studying the Professional Route are only expected to take 80 credits of courses.

The anticipated milestones for doctoral students are as follows:

Stage 1: The first two years of a part-time PhD is normally spent preparing for your main research work. You will follow a programme of training (i.e. foundation courses), reading and reflecting on relevant literature with the support of your supervisor.

Stage 2: Year three and four is spent undertaking the main body of the research, usually with empirical data collection and analysis, or selection and analysis of defined primary theoretical sources.

Stage 3: Finally, years five to seven are spent completing the analysis, writing and submitting the thesis and then undertaking the oral examination (Viva).

In order to progress annually to the next year of study student are required to undertake an annual review, which consists of a presentation and written report. The written report should demonstrate the progress they have achieved since the previous review, putting this into context within their overall study plan and outcome the research programme for the upcoming year (or until submission) if sooner. Presentations are normally 15-30 minutes in length, followed by a question and answer session.

Students in their first and second years will also have their taught course results taken into consideration. It is expected that in order to progress, first year students should achieve a minimum mark of 50% in each course, and pass at least 80 credits. However, please note that students are judged on their overall potential and in most cases this would include 120 credits. The only exception to the 80-120 rule is for students within the MSBE group who are only expected to complete up to 40 credits of taught postgraduate courses.

Progression decisions for all doctoral students moving into the next year of study are confirmed by the Research Degrees Committee.

There are no compulsory courses in this year of this programme.


Year 5 Academic year: 2021/22, Starting in: September

Notes:
The PhD in Management trains students as researchers, allowing them to develop advanced techniques and in-depth knowledge within the subject of Business. The programme is underpinned by a student-dependent selection of foundational training courses which students will use to develop an all-round knowledge of their discipline, enhance their research abilities and gain a broad range of transferable skills.

Working under the guidance of supervisors students will carry out independent research resulting in an original contribution to knowledge of their field. The Business School is comprised of six main subject groups where students can base their research:

1. Entrepreneurship and Innovation
2. Organisational Studies
3. Marketing
4. Strategy
5. Management Science and Business Economics
6. Accounting and Finance

Those joining the programme also have the opportunity for collaborative research and supervision from experts in more than one group, or collaboration from multiple Schools within or outside the University of Edinburgh.

The prescribed period of study for the full-time PhD is 36 months and for the part-time programme 72 months, with students on either mode allowed an additional 12 months to write-up their final thesis. To be awarded a PhD students will need to defend their submitted thesis in an oral examination called a viva (assessed according to the University's regulations).

Students who obtain an unconditional offer on the part-time programme will be required to undertake approximately 120 credits of taught courses over the first 2 years of study (i.e. 60 credits each year). It may exceptionally be possible to be excused from one or more of your core courses if you have already passed (or taught) a similar course within the last five years but this must be approved by the supervisory team and Programme Director. All course selections must be approved by the students' supervisory team.

PLEASE NOTE: Students whose proposed topic is primarily within the Management Science and Business Economics subject area are only expected to take 20-40 credits over the course of their study, and those studying the Professional Route are only expected to take 80 credits of courses.

The anticipated milestones for doctoral students are as follows:

Stage 1: The first two years of a part-time PhD is normally spent preparing for your main research work. You will follow a programme of training (i.e. foundation courses), reading and reflecting on relevant literature with the support of your supervisor.

Stage 2: Year three and four is spent undertaking the main body of the research, usually with empirical data collection and analysis, or selection and analysis of defined primary theoretical sources.

Stage 3: Finally, years five to seven are spent completing the analysis, writing and submitting the thesis and then undertaking the oral examination (Viva).

In order to progress annually to the next year of study student are required to undertake an annual review, which consists of a presentation and written report. The written report should demonstrate the progress they have achieved since the previous review, putting this into context within their overall study plan and outcome the research programme for the upcoming year (or until submission) if sooner. Presentations are normally 15-30 minutes in length, followed by a question and answer session.

Students in their first and second years will also have their taught course results taken into consideration. It is expected that in order to progress, first year students should achieve a minimum mark of 50% in each course, and pass at least 80 credits. However, please note that students are judged on their overall potential and in most cases this would include 120 credits. The only exception to the 80-120 rule is for students within the MSBE group who are only expected to complete up to 40 credits of taught postgraduate courses.

Progression decisions for all doctoral students moving into the next year of study are confirmed by the Research Degrees Committee.

There are no compulsory courses in this year of this programme.


Year 6 Academic year: 2021/22, Starting in: September

Notes:
The PhD in Management trains students as researchers, allowing them to develop advanced techniques and in-depth knowledge within the subject of Business. The programme is underpinned by a student-dependent selection of foundational training courses which students will use to develop an all-round knowledge of their discipline, enhance their research abilities and gain a broad range of transferable skills.

Working under the guidance of supervisors students will carry out independent research resulting in an original contribution to knowledge of their field. The Business School is comprised of six main subject groups where students can base their research:

1. Entrepreneurship and Innovation
2. Organisational Studies
3. Marketing
4. Strategy
5. Management Science and Business Economics
6. Accounting and Finance

Those joining the programme also have the opportunity for collaborative research and supervision from experts in more than one group, or collaboration from multiple Schools within or outside the University of Edinburgh.

The prescribed period of study for the full-time PhD is 36 months and for the part-time programme 72 months, with students on either mode allowed an additional 12 months to write-up their final thesis. To be awarded a PhD students will need to defend their submitted thesis in an oral examination called a viva (assessed according to the University's regulations).

Students who obtain an unconditional offer on the part-time programme will be required to undertake approximately 120 credits of taught courses over the first 2 years of study (i.e. 60 credits each year). It may exceptionally be possible to be excused from one or more of your core courses if you have already passed (or taught) a similar course within the last five years but this must be approved by the supervisory team and Programme Director. All course selections must be approved by the students' supervisory team.

PLEASE NOTE: Students whose proposed topic is primarily within the Management Science and Business Economics subject area are only expected to take 20-40 credits over the course of their study, and those studying the Professional Route are only expected to take 80 credits of courses.

The anticipated milestones for doctoral students are as follows:

Stage 1: The first two years of a part-time PhD is normally spent preparing for your main research work. You will follow a programme of training (i.e. foundation courses), reading and reflecting on relevant literature with the support of your supervisor.

Stage 2: Year three and four is spent undertaking the main body of the research, usually with empirical data collection and analysis, or selection and analysis of defined primary theoretical sources.

Stage 3: Finally, years five to seven are spent completing the analysis, writing and submitting the thesis and then undertaking the oral examination (Viva).

In order to progress annually to the next year of study student are required to undertake an annual review, which consists of a presentation and written report. The written report should demonstrate the progress they have achieved since the previous review, putting this into context within their overall study plan and outcome the research programme for the upcoming year (or until submission) if sooner. Presentations are normally 15-30 minutes in length, followed by a question and answer session.

Students in their first and second years will also have their taught course results taken into consideration. It is expected that in order to progress, first year students should achieve a minimum mark of 50% in each course, and pass at least 80 credits. However, please note that students are judged on their overall potential and in most cases this would include 120 credits. The only exception to the 80-120 rule is for students within the MSBE group who are only expected to complete up to 40 credits of taught postgraduate courses.

Progression decisions for all doctoral students moving into the next year of study are confirmed by the Research Degrees Committee.

There are no compulsory courses in this year of this programme.


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