PhD in Business

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PhD in Business (Doctor of Philosophy)

Whether you are planning a career in academia or as a professional researcher, our Business PhD will enable you to develop your skills and knowledge and enhance your professional credibility. The thesis provides an opportunity to make a distinct and original contribution to knowledge in your chosen field.

Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions to be awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 per cent of the world’s business schools.

The distinct characteristic of the Kingston PhD is that you are able to gain a Business and Management MRes as part of your doctoral studies. The MRes is fully integrated within the PhD programme and is designed to provide a sound training in business research methods as well as a critical understanding of the conceptual and philosophical foundations of management research.

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Entry Requirements

Candidates should normally possess:

  • a first- or second-class honours undergraduate degree AND a masters degree in general management or a business-related subject
  • two personal references from academic referees confirming candidates’ suitability for the programme
  • a short research proposal of approximately 2,000 words which should include the proposed subject area, the aim of the study, a summary of the research to be undertaken, an indication of any previous work completed relevant to the area under investigation, and a bibliograph

In addition, candidates should be able to provide evidence of:

  • relevant educational, professional and personal experience
  • their ability to meet the high intellectual and personal demands of the programme
  • their potential to complete the programme within the designated time


This programme is self-funded.

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