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PhD programme

Become a research expert at King’s

King’s Business School seeks to attract talented and enthusiastic students who aspire to be future leaders in their academic fields of study. When completed, your award would state, PhD in your subject area, relating to the relevant Academic Department, e.g., “PhD in Economics,” “PhD in Marketing” and so on.

We welcome full and part-time, Home and Overseas applications in any of our areas of research expertise.

  1. Accounting & Financial Management
  2. Banking & Finance
  3. Economics
  4. Human Resource Management
  5. Marketing
  6. Public Services Management & Organisation
  7. Strategy, International Management & Entrepreneurship

Many of our graduates continue onto academic careers after completing their PhD. Some take on research, analysis or leadership roles in major corporations and public bodies. Others use their expertise to start up their own research consultancy. It’s entirely up to you to decide what King’s means for your future. However, we know that PhD research will be right for you if you are motivated to interrogate academic puzzles; committed to developing high-level analytical skills; and dedicated to advancing knowledge in your research area.

Our full-time PhD programme usually takes 3-4 years, while the part-time programme will last 6-7 years. As a full-time student, you’ll spend most of your time in the iconic Bush House where we have dedicated spaces for our PhD researchers. And with central London on your doorstep, you’ll be surrounded by major business, government and cultural institutions. While completing a PhD is probably the toughest academic challenge you’ll ever take on, we’re here to support you throughout your time at King’s (and beyond).

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The King’s PhD programme is designed to support you in preparing the strongest thesis that you can, which will place you in the best position to move on to the job that you want. We will support you in developing advanced academic skills, but also skills relevant for wider impact in business and on society – for instance, skills in critical and analytical thinking, communication and networking.

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Our application guide outlines everything you need to know about applying to the programme and for our King’s Business School studentships.

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PhD Studentships

PhD Studentships

Please see other available King's Business School PhD Studentships

 

Student Experiences

Current and former students share their experiences of being a PhD student at King's Business School

Chiamaka Nwosu

8 January 2021

Chiamaka Nwosu

Chiamaka Nwosu is a current PhD student at King's Business School.

Felix Kempf

7 January 2021

Felix Kempf

Felix Kempf is a current PhD student at King's Business School.