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  Informatics and System Science PhD Opportunities

  Henley Business School

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About the Programme

This postgraduate research programme offers PhD or MPhil supervision in many areas of information management.

About the Programme

Join high calibre doctoral students from all around the world and study at a triple-accredited global business school. Henley Business School is ideally located, set on the beautiful Reading University campus, just 25 minutes by train from London. During your studies you will benefit from dedicated supervision, impressive facilities and high-quality support.

We offer PhD opportunities in a range of themes surrounding business informatics. This includes theoretical and applied research in domains such as applied informatics and semiotics; service operations management, strategic analysis; systems science, business informatics; social informatics; health informatics; system science and perceptual and usability informatics.

 The programme emphasises:

• Formal research training (PhD/Masters level courses in year 1)

• Flexibility to meet individual needs

• Student-staff interaction

• Timely completion of the degree

As part of your personal development, you will be encouraged to engage in teaching (formal training provided), research activities, conferences and events around the world.


You should normally have obtained a Masters degree at distinction level in a relevant area from an internationally recognised university. Relevant research and/or industry experience may also be considered.

As part of the application process you will also be asked to submit a research proposal. Prior to your submission, you may wish to discuss your proposal with an individual faculty member working in the area, though please avoid contacting multiple faculty members.


The application process normally consists of three main steps:

1. Formal application (incl. research proposal, CV, transcripts and reference letters)

2. Shortlisting based on the submitted documents

3. Formal interview

For fees (covered if fully funded), please visit the Graduate School website.


Within Informatics and system science, we work in several research areas that you can access through our webpage. We offer expertise from many subject fields and conducts interdisciplinary research in theoretical and application domains. We maintain a close-knit community of researchers working together as a team to carry out research in one or more of the research themes.

Research at the Informatics Research Centre (IRC) includes the following key themes:

·      Applied informatics and semiotics

·      Social Informatics

·      Business Informatics     

·      Pervasive Informatics   

·      Health Informatics         

·      Perceptual, Usability and Information Acquisition

·      Strategic Analysis.

The list is not exhaustive, so we suggest that you also access individual academic profiles to align your interest with the departmental research agenda.


Please visit our website for full details. If you have any further questions, please contact

Funding Notes

There are fully-funded scholarships available, covering tuition and maintenance. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Deadline for scholarships applications is on 15 March 2023. After this date, applications may still be considered if all scholarships have not been awarded. For more funding opportunities, please visit the Graduate School website:
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