Postgraduate funding opportunties at Strathclyde Business School

PhD and Doctoral Courses in Scotland

Founded in 1948, Strathclyde Business School (SBS) is an enterprising, pioneering institution of global standing. We engage business minds, and pursue impact on the stakeholders we serve.

The University of Strathclyde is now Scotland’s third largest university, and one of the largest in the UK, with a world-wide reputation for its teaching and research. Our University’s mission for over 200 years has been to be ‘the place of useful learning’; an ethos which still drives the business school and distinguishes us from our competitors.

SBS has a long and proud history of being an innovative business school – and part of a socially progressive and leading technological University of Strathclyde – with ‘useful learning’ at its heart. The School was named Business School of the Year in the Times Higher Education 2016 awards announced in November. The award was made in recognition of the Business School’s innovative and entrepreneurial attitude and its overall ‘outstanding’ performance.

Our Research

SBS has a reputation for research excellence. It has been rated in the top 10 business schools in the UK for its research – and first in Scotland – in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) which measures the quality and breadth of research (December 2014 GPA scores). The REF indicated that the business school’s research was particularly strong in terms of Impact, a measure of how its research impacts on practise in business.

Research degrees

The Research Methodology programme, run by the Business School as a whole, provides students with a grounding in research methodologies in management disciplines.

The Business School also plays a leading role in both Accounting & Finance, and Business & Management doctoral training pathways which are part of the Scottish Doctoral Training Centre and the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science. This consortium was awarded funding by the Economic and Social Research Council to provide enhanced training opportunities for doctoral students in the social sciences.

We have Research Degrees in the following subject areas:

Scholarships and funding

The full range of available scholarships can be found on our website


Scotland is one of Europe’s most unique destinations, famed for its history, castles, scenery, lively cities, warm hospitality and its traditions. Glasgow is Scotland’s biggest city but its position and excellent transport links mean all other parts of the country are easy and quick to access. A stunning city in its own right, Glasgow is just minutes from some of the most beautiful parts of the country – the rugged west coast, Loch Lomond and Burns country are all on our doorstep.

Surroundings and Facilities

SBS is situated in a modern, award winning building in the heart of Glasgow’s city centre. Designed to meet the demands of both corporate clients and students, it is purpose-built to facilitate study, interaction and work, and is equipped with up-to-date computing and technology facilities, study areas and its own café.

With the campus village a few minutes’ walk away, and plenty of city centre off campus accommodation available, SBS is an ideal location for those pursuing full-time study.

University support services and facilities

In addition to the services and facilities provided by SBS, the University itself provides you with a wide range of support services to assist you in your studies or leisure time, and for help or advice all the main University facilities are available to our course members and include:

• University Library
• Sports Centre
• Student and Occupational
• Health Service
• Special Needs Service

Keep in touch

Postgraduate admissions
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