Warwick Business School is one of the UK's top providers of finance and business research and education. Our world-class reputation is reflected in our league table rankings, attracting strong links with the business community. Our mission to to be Europe's leading University-based Business School, developing transformational ideas and people that shape how we do business.
We value our doctoral researchers and aim to attract students from across the globe who are independent thinkers. We particularly welcome applicants whose ambition is a career in academia.
Our PhD Programme combines highly relevant and structured training in the first year with close mentorship from a team of supervisors to help you develop and deepen your chosen area of research. You will work under the supervision of one or two supervisors with appropriate research expertise and interests. You will also receive plenty of support through a comprehensive and structured research training programme which is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
We offer a number of scholarships and bursaries as well as a research/conference travel allowance. Added to this, the high quality facilities we offer in beautiful campus surroundings will help you maintain a healthy balance between work and leisure. Dedicated desk space, IT resources and support, specialist library services and careers advice are just some of the advantages you can expect. With all the resources you need in one place, including excellent sporting and entertainment facilities, and easy transport links to London and elsewhere, WBS is an ideal base for your research.
Our Research Strengths
We have expertise in a wide range of research areas. Our Specialisms include:
Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Information Systems & Management
Operational Research & Management Sciences
Organisation and HRM
Strategy & International Business
For more detailed information about individual research interests of our faculty please browse our website: wbs.ac.uk
We offer two variants of the programme: general management and business; and our specialist PhD in Finance & Econometrics. Both variants provide structured and high level research training which is recognised by the Economics and Social Research Council (ESRC), but the research training requirements for each variant are different. Whichever variant you choose, you can be confident that our programme will prepare you for a career in top academic institutions or leading business organisations.
Both variants of the programme are offered as full-time 4 year programmes, commencing in October each year, however students who are resident in the UK may apply to study part-time over five to seven years.
You will register initially for the degree of MPhil. In the first year you will undertake the compulsory research training programme for your chosen variant and will need to make a successful presentation of your research proposal in order to upgrade your registration to PhD. You will also start working with your supervisor on your research topic from the outset but once you have upgraded to PhD, this will become your main focus, resulting in the completion of a thesis which makes a substantial and original contribution to knowledge
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.