PhD Application Process and Admission Criteria

A PhD is the most advanced degree awarded by the University. It is an enormously fulfilling, engaging, and challenging programme. Those who complete it earn the use of the designation Doctor as a mark of accomplishment, but much more importantly develop their intellectual capacity to examine the world around them at the most advanced level. Many who complete the process describe it as a life changing experience which opens up their minds and their opportunities in ways they had never considered.

For details on the application process and admission criteria, please consults the School's PhD Application Process document.

Apply for a PhD with the School of Business by completing the School of Business PhD Application Form. Please follow the PhD application process if you wish to apply for the PhD Teaching Studentship, stating that you wish to be considered for a Teaching Scholarship as follows on the first page of your application "I wish to be considered for the Teaching Scholarship as part of this PhD application".
If you would like to read about the research expertise within the School of Business, you can find this information on the Our People section of our website.​

Internal Funding 

The John and Pat Hume Doctoral Awards are offered each year as funding support for new PhD students across all departments of the University. The call for applications for 2017-2018 is now closed. Details for 2018/2019 applications will be made available in due course.

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering a number of Graduate Teaching Studentships for October 2018 commencement.

For further information relating to the scholarships and fees, please see the Graduate Studies Office website.