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PhD in Management Research

Doctoral Research Studentships

King’s Business School invites applications for funded, full-time PhD studentships to start in the 2018-19 academic year. For further information on the application process and deadlines, please visit Doctoral Research Studentships.

PhD Overview

A PhD is likely to be one of the most significant academic challenges that you take on and it will help you to develop very advanced analytical and problem-solving skills. Moreover the successful completion of a PhD programme demands that you make an original contribution to your subject that is of a standard to merit academic publication. As a result, you will become an expert in your chosen research field.

As a research-led business school (ranked in the top 10, REF2014), doctoral students are a critical part of our research culture. Our students work alongside internationally leading faculty members to develop and disseminate innovative research studies. 

To find an overview of the content of the PhD course at King's Business School please visit the dedicated page for Management Research MPhil/PhD.

Career Opportunities

In the course of the PhD, students develop advanced skills in research, analysis and problem solving. As a result, our students are prepared to begin an academic career at a top university or to take on senior research and consultancy roles in government, industry and the financial services.

Conferences and networking

The School makes available funds to support presentations at international conferences, which will help you to disseminate your research findings and to access the academic networks relevant to your field of research. 

Teaching opportunities

The School provides a number of opportunities for research students to teach into our undergraduate programmes. This provides valuable training opportunities to prepare for an academic career. 

Careers advice

The King’s Centre for Doctoral Studies has a careers adviser dedicated to support the distinctive needs of research students. We also have a range of tailored careers skills sessions for our management students available throughout the year, and many opportunities for you to meet employers on campus.

The College is there to support you throughout your journey by providing careers fairs (to focus on Part-time Work; Internships and Career Options; Finance, Consulting and Technology; etc.), the King’s Leadership & Professional Skills Award for transferable skill development, extensive careers resources, and help with CVs, applications, selection processes and interviews.

Find a Supervisor 

In advance of applying for a PhD you will need to identify a lead supervisor who shares an interest in your proposed area of research. All of our faculty members are research active and the majority of them are available to supervise doctoral students. Details of research undertaken by our academic staff can be found on our Staff page.

Lead supervisors and students work closely together for several years, so it is really important to ensure that they have similar research interests and share their aims for the project. Therefore, before approaching a potential supervisor, take a look at some of their publications to see if they undertake work in an area relevant to you and your work. This will help you to decide whether they are the right fit for you, and will help to demonstrate your commitment to working with them when you approach them.While you do not need to have secured a potential supervisor’s confirmation of supervision before applying, it will help your application if a supervisor has already indicated interest in your research project. 

Funding Opportunities 

Various sources of funding are available for prospective PhD students.

Application Information 

To apply, as well as to find details on current entry requirements and fees, please visit the Postgraduate pages. For further information, please contact Ms. Flores Anderson.

King’s Business School invites applications for funded, full-time PhD studentships to start in the 2018-19 academic year.