Our Doctoral programme
Our full-time, five year programme offers an inspirational learning experience that equips you with the skills to become a world-leading expert in your chosen subject. Our programme combines highly relevant and structured training in the first year when you complete a Master's in Research, with the freedom to explore your chosen area of research over the course of a further four years.
The deadline to apply for 2019 entry is Thursday 10 January 2019. Visit our website to find out more.
Our research culture
Our aim is to drive business advantage through the fusion of business and technology.
At Imperial College Business School, our research meets the highest standards of academic excellence and rigour, yet produces knowledge that is relevant for practice.
We are looking for excellent candidates with strong and innovative research proposals to begin their doctoral studies in the areas of:
• Innovation and Entrepreneurship
• Management (including research expertise in Economics, Health Management, Marketing, Operations Management and Strategy and Organisational Behaviour)
Our doctoral students have the opportunity to collaborate with multi-disciplinary research centres and institutes that work in partnership with leading academics and industry partners. These include:
• Data Science Institute
• Imperial Business Analytics
• Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment
• Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis
• Centre for Global Finance and Technology
The Doctoral programme at Imperial College Business School is a rigorous and intensive programme for students with excellent academic backgrounds.
Admission to the Doctoral Programme is extremely competitive and the selection committee will pay close attention to all aspects of your application.
Application requirements include:
• Complete degree transcripts
• GMAT/GRE results
• Curriculum vitae
• Statement of purpose
• English language test results (if applicable)
• Two academic references
A PhD at Imperial College London is a demanding academic qualification. We therefore look for evidence of strong and consistent academic performance and expect applicants to have high grades at undergraduate and Master's level, including a strong dissertation. From graduates of UK institutions, this would normally equate to a combination of at least an Upper Second Class Honours degree at undergraduate level and a Master's degree awarded with Merit or Distinction.
How to apply
Applications are made through our online application system, which gives you the flexibility to complete your application in your own time and save your progress. The form includes questions about you and your educational history to date. Find out more about how to apply online.
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*Ranked 8th in the world, THE World University Rankings 2018. The Business School has the highest proportion of ‘world-leading' and ‘internationally excellent' research in the UK (Research Excellence Framework, 2014).