Join high calibre doctoral candidates from around the world and study at a triple-accredited global business school. Henley Business School is ideally located, set on a beautiful campus, just 25 minutes by train from London. During your studies you will benefit from dedicated supervision, impressive facilities and high-quality support.
For over 50 years we have stood at the forefront of teaching and research in International Business (IB). Today we continue to define the research agenda in the field of IB, as well as in Strategy, Business History and International Human Resource Management (IHRM). As part of our programmes, we offer the International Business Masterclasses, which are delivered by notable intellectual figures in the field and allow students to engage in key IB and IHRM topics, whilst also providing networking opportunities with PhD students from all over the world. Our research is driven through leading centres, such as the Dunning Centre for International Business and the Centre for Economic Institutions and Business History.
The programme emphasises:
- World-class formal (PhD/Masters level courses in year 1)
- Flexibility to meet individual needs
- High degree of student-staff interaction
- Timely completion
As part of your personal development, you will be encouraged to engage in teaching (with formal training provided), research activities, conferences and a wide variety of events within the Business School and around the world.
There are 18 fully-funded scholarships available, across the research areas of the Henley Business School, including 3 scholarships aligned with the World of Work Institute, the Centre for Business Ethics and Sustainability, and Henley Africa.
These scholarships will be awarded based on academic merit and cover tuition fees and provide a three-year stipend (subject to performance) aligned with the UKRI. For reference, the annual UKRI stipend rate in 2023/24 is £18,622.
Deadline for scholarship applications is 15 March 2024. Applications received after this deadline may be considered if all scholarships are not awarded.
Teaching assistantship opportunities will be available for selected students.
More funding opportunities are available from the University of Reading. For more information please visit the Doctoral and Researcher College website.
You should normally have obtained a Masters degree at distinction or merit level in a relevant area from an internationally recognised university. Relevant research and/or industry experience is desirable. In exceptional cases, applicants without a Masters degree can be considered.
As part of the application process, you are required to submit a research proposal. Prior to your submission, you may wish to discuss your proposal with a faculty member working in your proposed area of research. Please avoid contacting multiple faculty members.
HOW TO APPLY FOR A PhD
The application process normally consists of three main steps:
- Formal application (incl. research proposal, CV, transcripts and reference letters)
- Shortlisting based on the submitted documents
- Formal interview
For fees (covered if fully funded), please visit the Doctoral and Researcher College website.
We welcome applicants seeking to conduct postgraduate research in the following fields:
- Business History
- International Business
- International Human Resource Management
To help identify your fit with the departmental research agenda, a summary of the research interests of our faculty members and links to their academic profiles are available here.
Please visit our website for full details on our PhD program and tips for a successful application. If you have any further questions, please contact us by email at email@example.com.