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PhDs at Henley Business School

  Henley Business School

 Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)

About the Programme

Join high calibre doctoral candidates from more than 25 countries in 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.

We have an established PhD Programme with approximately 130 students working with faculty members based in one of our six departments. We provide you with an outstanding research environment, conducive to the production of world-class research and to the education of academics who consistently take up faculty positions in a range of universities and research roles in public and private institutions.

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 also provided), research activities, conferences and events within the Business School and around the world.

For further information on the PhD structure, please refer to your chosen research area


Henley Business School scholarships are available for the 2021-22 academic year. They are fully-funded scholarships covering tuition and maintenance, and will be awarded based on academic merit.

For more funding opportunities, please visit the Graduate School website.


You should 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 may be considered for those with exceptional strengths.

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. We suggest you access individual academic profiles to align your interest and identify your fit within the chosen research area. 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.


Each PhD is housed in one of our research areas:

Business Informatics, Systems and Accounting

Finance (ICMA Centre)

Management (International Business and Strategy)

Management (Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour)

Management (Marketing and Reputation)

Real Estate & Planning


Please visit the webpages of your relevant area for full details. If you have any further questions, please contact us by email at .

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.

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