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Kent Business School

  • Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)

Profile Description

Kent Business School (KBS) welcomes proposals from well qualified PhD candidates who wish to propose projects within any of the following areas with an annual programme start date in September 2016:

• Accounting
• Finance
• Industrial Relations
• Management
• Management Science
• Marketing
• Operational Research

Entry Requirements

The entry criteria for the KBS PhD programme include:

• A relevant 2:1 honours degree
• A relevant Master's degree with Merit
• A good standard of written and spoken English.
• A high quality research proposal

Promising candidates will be invited to participate in an interview before being offered a place on the programme.

Research at Kent Business School

Research at Kent Business School is organised across six research groups with over 50 research active academic staff. The Association of Business Schools' analysis of REF 2014 results places Kent Business School in the top quartile of UK business schools for the breadth and depth of our research across our entire community of staff researchers.

The PhD programme

Kent Business School's PhD community includes over 50 students, based at our Canterbury and Medway campuses. Kent Business School provides each PhD student with a range of resources including research funding, a laptop and access to dedicated office space. Postgraduate students also have access to all the University's resources and facilities, including the Graduate School.


Our annual scholarship competition includes prestigious ESRC and University and School-level scholarships. Successful scholarship applicants will normally meet all of the following criteria:

• A relevant Master's degree (with Distinction).
• A relevant first class honours degree (if still completing a Master's programme).
• An IELT score of 7.0 for non-UK students.

How to Apply

Candidates must make a full online application (http://www.kent.ac.uk/kbs/pg-research/phd-how-to-apply.html) by June 30th 2016. If you are applying for a scholarship you must make a full online application by January 31st 2016. For more information about the application process please contact .

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.

How good is research at University of Kent in Business and Management Studies?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 43.30

Research output data provided by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

Click here to see the results for all UK universities

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