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Aston Business School - PhD/MPhil in Business and Management

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Aston Business School
Located in the heart of Birmingham, Aston Business School is one of the most experienced providers of business and management education in the UK. Today, it is one of the largest and most successful business schools in Europe, with over 100 full-time academic staff and 2,500 undergraduate, postgraduate, MBA and research students (PhD and DBA).

Aston Business School has won accreditation at national, European and international levels from AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB, and is one of an elite group of business schools in the world to hold this triple accreditation.

Aston Business School plays a dynamic role as part of the national and European business community, attracting delegates, speakers, students and staff from around the world. This international strength has helped to develop the school's status as a centre of excellence for business education and management research.

Research at Aston Business School
The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) confirmed ABS's position as one of the leading business schools in the UK. In a submission which included 96% of our academic staff, the majority of our research activity was judged to be either ‘world leading' or ‘internationally excellent'. Our research activities encompass leading edge research into business and management issues, and doctoral level training for research students (PhD and DBA).

ABS has six distinct Academic Groups which provide the homes for academics and research students. These are Economics, Finance and Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Strategy, Operations and Information Management, Work and Organisational Psychology, Accounting and Aston Law.

The PhD Programme
Aston Business School's successful PhD in Business and Management is a substantial research degree and requires students to make a contribution to knowledge. A doctorate by research is the highest degree that a student can gain from a university. As such it is imperative that you are supervised by a top academic, as well as receiving top quality research methods training to guide your research-Aston PhD's programme provides both.

Our underlying principle is to ensure that doctoral research is of a very high standard, the experience of our students is excellent and that, through our programme, we are significantly advancing understanding about economies, markets, organisations and about the flourishing of those who work within them and are served by them.

As a PhD student, you will be linked with one of Aston Business School's six distinct Academic Departments with supervisors drawn from one or more of them.

Funding Opportunities - Please Check the website for up to date information

Dean's Scholarships

Aston Business School offers a number of Dean's Scholarship posts.  Scholarships are funded for three years full-time and are valued at £15,480 stipend per year as well as a full fee waiver for both Home/EU and Overseas applicants. Students will be expected to pursue the PhD programme on a full-time basis.

To be eligible to apply for the Scholarships applicants must first hold an offer of a place on the PhD programme at Aston Business School.

All self-funded students (Home/EU and International) who have been offered a place on the PhD programme at Aston Business School are eligible to apply for the Dean's Scholarships.

For up-to-date information please refer to the website:

Entry Dates
The PhD Programme has two intakes per year, April and October.

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.

How good is research at Aston University in Business and Management Studies?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 46.30

Research output data provided by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

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