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The University of Edinburgh Business School has been ranked 16th in the UK and second in Scotland according to the Power Index, which measures the quality and breadth of research, in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) assessment. Recognition in the REF adds to our success of joining the 1% of business schools worldwide to be ‘triple-accredited' from international ranking bodies, AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.
Research in Business and Management
The Business School advances knowledge through theoretical and applied discipline-based research. That research is published in top academic journals and creates impact through peer recognition, corporate and community engagement, and the support of student learning.
The Business School's research mission is to produce theory-led, practically relevant research that addresses contemporary organisational and management challenges faced by businesses, public organisations, regulatory bodies, and policy-makers.
The School has significant research expertise in the following subject areas:
• Accounting and Finance
• Entrepreneurship and Innovation
• Management Science and Business Economics
• Organisation Studies
The School has links with other Schools in the University, including Social and Political Studies, Mathematics and Law allowing students with cross-disciplinary interests to find expertise, support and supervision.
Successful applicants will join the PhD programme in September 2019. Further details can be found on the Business School doctoral programme web pages .
We are currently offering a number of funded places on our PhD programmes commencing in September 2019. Full details on how to apply are available on our PhD scholarship pages.
Business School scholarships open for application:
• AQM/Data Sets Studentship – MSc by Research + PhD or PhD
• Business School Scholarships (8 in total) - 4 years fully funded
• ESRC-funded scholarship in Improving Project Delivery - 3 years EU/UK only
Some or all of the PhD opportunities have funding attached. Applications for these programmes 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. Deadlines vary so please check our website scholarship pages above for full details.
We will only accept online applications to our programme, so please check our website for information on how to do this.