Experience independent thinking in a world class interdisciplinary environment with a PhD at Warwick Business School. Our PhD Programme combines highly relevant and structured training in the first year with close mentorship from a team of supervisors to embed you in our culture of curiosity, and help you in developing and deepening your chosen area of research.
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We offer two programme pathways:
• Business & Management
Our PhD in Business and Management will give you the opportunity to make your mark on the business landscape, by having the freedom to research a host of disciplines that shape the business world.
• Finance & Econometrics
Our PhD in Finance and Econometrics will give you the opportunity to challenge the status quo, and research the key financial factors affecting businesses on all levels.
We value our doctoral researchers and aim to attract students from across the globe who are independent thinkers, restless to learn more and challenge themselves.
WBS has an internationally recognised, pioneering research community in the fields of business management, finance and econometrics, who are committed to supporting and stimulating our doctoral researchers to explore new ways of doing things and use their research to change the world for the better.
Our research strengths include:
• Behavioural Science
• Entrepreneurship and Innovation
• Information Systems and Management
• Organisation and Human Resource Management
• Strategy and International Business
Our faculty is made up of world leading experts, and with more than a third of our staff from countries outside the UK, our faculty is truly international. All our faculty are research-active, and the majority supervise doctoral research.
Throughout your PhD programme you will be advised by one or two supervisors with appropriate research expertise and interests. Your main supervisor will be nominated when you are offered a place on the Doctoral Programme; a second is chosen towards the end of your first year of study.
Length of programme
Our PhD programme is a full-time four year programme; however, if you are resident in the UK you may apply to study part-time. All full-time students must submit their thesis within four years of the start of their registration. Part-time students must submit within seven years of the start of registration.
There are a range of scholarships and bursaries to support exceptional applicants to both PhD pathways, regardless of nationality. Full details of available scholarships and funding opportunities can be found on our website.