Cardiff Business School is one of the leading business schools in the UK and has a global reputation for research, teaching and learning. Staff occupy key positions in world-wide academic networks and conduct research which influences a wide audience in Britain and abroad.
The School's mission is to produce research of international standing which covers all areas of management and business studies. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, the School was ranked 4th in the UK of all business and management schools; 70% of the School's research was judged to be either world-leading or internationally excellent. The School's vibrant research environment contributes to its growing PhD programme, which is ESRC recognised and currently has some 140 PhD students.
Research at Cardiff Business School
Research is organised around the School's main subject sections:
These provide a broad disciplinary home for individuals, and coordinate research, teaching and administration; however, supervision is available across a wide range of research topics and applicants are encouraged to visit the School website at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/carbs/research.html for more detailed information on research groups and individual staff research interests.
Cardiff Business School offers opportunities for full-time and part-time study leading to the degrees of PhD and MPhil. Our PhD programme is 4 years in length for full-time students.
The PhD programme will prepare you either for a career as a leading academic scholar or to excel in business practice or senior public policy decision making. Along the way you will be encouraged to publish, before completing an innovative thesis that contributes to academic debate in your chosen field.
Each student is appointed a supervisory team of at least two qualified supervisors, who will nurture your development as you work towards your doctorate. We draw on the expertise of over 140 faculty who publish widely, edit and review for international journals, act as external examiners within the UK and globally and provide consultancy services to major UK and global organisations.
Cardiff Business School is a recognised outlet for ESRC business and management PhD training and EPSRC doctoral training accounts. We can also assist candidates applying for other sources for funding. A number of Doctoral Studentships funded by the Business School are also available annually for students of any nationality. These will be advertised on the School website and in the University's Funding and Scholarship Search database at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/searchforfunding, which also lists other potential funding opportunities. The closing date for School studentships is usually in March each year.
How to Apply
Applicants should contact the School in the first instance, then submit an online application. Information on the application process can be found at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/postgraduate/pgapply
Information on Entry Requirements can be found at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/carbs/programmes/phd/apply.html
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.