For more information about PhD in Management at The University of Edinburgh Business School, University of Edinburgh, please visit the webpage using the button above.

The award
PhD

How long you will study
3 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 4195 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
find out

International course fees
GBP 14600 per year

All study options

About PhD in Management at The University of Edinburgh Business School, University of Edinburgh

Every PhD candidate will create a singular piece of research that will make a significant contribution to personal and career development and the general field of study.

Programme overview

  • The PhD can be studied over three years full-time or six years part-time.
  • Students are encouraged to present papers at conferences.
  • Students are encouraged to submit articles for publication in refereed journals.
  • The School has links with other schools in the University allowing students with cross-disciplinary interests to find expertise, support, and supervision.

At the end of their first year, students studying subjects under Accounting and Finance have the option to change their registration from Management to a PhD in Accounting or a PhD in Finance, as appropriate.

Learning outcomes

By successfully undertaking a PhD in Management, you will be able to: 

  • pursue original research, making a significant contribution to knowledge in or understanding of the field of study;
  • relate particular research projects to the general body of knowledge in the field;
  • present the results of the research in a critical and scholarly way; and
  • produce material worthy of publication.

In the first year of your PhD you are required to undertake 120 credits of research training to prepare you for the main research work. You will be asked to select your courses at induction.

Research towards a doctorate is underpinned and supported by the doctoral training programme across a wide range of related subjects which is outlined in the following table.

Note: Management Science & Business Economics students face somewhat different circumstances to those of other students in the School, both because of the nature of their research and the requirements of the EPSRC. As such, these students will follow a programme of coursework training devised by the MSBE PGR representative in consultation with the principal supervisor.

Study options for this course

Entry requirements

Entrance to the PhD by Management programme is competitive. Academic credentials are important for a successful application. However, we also pay great attention to the fit of students to our academic programme, and particularly to the research interests of our academic faculty.

Apply early. Supervisors can accept students on a first-come, first-served basis.

Minimum academic requirements

Entry to the PhD programme is competitive, and usually requires that applicants have the following minimum qualifications:

Please note: If you are currently studying for, or have recently completed an undergraduate degree and do not yet have a Masters qualification please consider applying for our MSc by Research programme.

Application requirements

You need to consider your research proposal and other supporting documents before you can complete your application.

Your proposed research

Before applying, you need to write a research proposal. For guidelines on how to write a proposal, see your research proposal.

Please note: Your research proposal is liable to be submitted to the Turnitin plagiarism detection system.

Supervisor

We strongly recommend that you identify a potential supervisor and contact them directly. Find a potential supervisor by browsing our research areas.

Supporting documents

You will require:

Check our guidelines for supporting documents

Minimum English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you will need to satisfy one of the following requirements:

Conditions and exemptions

What students think about The University of Edinburgh Business School, University of Edinburgh

Ask a question

Ask The University of Edinburgh Business School, University of Edinburgh for more information by completing this form

Desired Start Year

Your question will be sent directly to The University of Edinburgh Business School, University of Edinburgh. Your question is subject to the StudyLink terms and conditions. On submitting this form you are consenting to us sharing the information you have supplied with The University of Edinburgh Business School, University of Edinburgh inline with the StudyLink privacy policy.

Other courses at The University of Edinburgh Business School, University of Edinburgh

There are 51 other courses listed from The University of Edinburgh Business School, University of Edinburgh. A selection of these are displayed below:

Location of The University of Edinburgh Business School, University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh Business School, University of Edinburgh main campus is shown on the map below:

Explore The University of Edinburgh Business School, University of Edinburgh

Click the following videos and images to expand or play