I did not hesitate to apply for Surrey’s PhD programme in Business and Management, given its outstanding reputation. I had the opportunity to work with one of the leading academics in my research area.
Our academics have an international reputation for research that shapes the agendas of scholarship and practice. We see doctoral students as important collaborators in this work, challenging you with new ideas that develop you as a critical researcher, as well as helping you build a solid grounding in research methods and methodology.
You will be part of an internationally-diverse community of over 120 doctoral researchers, with the chance to participate in seminars, conferences, subject/research groups, the School’s PhD researcher seminar series and an annual four-day intensive research retreat. We also provide you with office space, PCs, access to major business databases and a wide range of online research tools and resources.
Our PhDs are traditional, UK-style PhD programmes. At the end of your time as a PhD researcher at Surrey, you will be expected to submit an extended thesis that demonstrates your ability to pursue academically rigorous scholarly research and makes an original contribution to knowledge.
As part of your studies, you will undertake a tailored programme of formal research training in methods and methodology. Alongside this, we provide specific structured training for our PhD students. PhD researchers also organise and run their own annual research conference and attend research group seminars.
Surrey Business School and the Department of Health Care Management and Policy are also part of the prestigious ESRC-funded South East Doctoral Training Centre (SEDTC).
You may be considered for a Faculty postgraduate research studentship to cover fees and an annual stipend. Funding is also available through the SEDTC, which currently funds five students across the Faculty.
You must normally hold a Masters degree at a minimum of a distinction level in business and management or a relevant discipline from an approved university. If you do not hold such a degree, you may be admitted, providing you hold a first class (1st) Bachelors degree from an approved university or a professional or other qualification deemed by the University to be appropriate.
Before applying, please download our research proposal guidance document for information on submitting a suitable research proposal.
Non-native speakers of English will normally require IELTS 7.0 or above with a minimum of 6.5 in each component (or equivalent)
We offer intensive English language pre-sessional courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.
|Study mode||UK/EU fees||Overseas fees|
|Full-time||To be confirmed||£13,300|
|Part-time||To be confirmed||£6,700|
Please note these fees are for the academic year 2015/16 only. All fees are subject to annual review.
Our researcher development programme provides a range of workshops and support mechanisms for our postgraduate researchers.
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The Faculty of Business, Economics and Law is delighted to announce that it has been exceptionally successful in the latest round of Economic and Social Research Council Doctoral Training Centre studentships.
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Professor Alan Brown, Associate Dean for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Surrey Business School, recently talked invention, engineering and education with the co-founder of Apple, Steve Wozniak, at the IBM Innovate2013 conference in Orlando, Florida.
“Everyone was very kind and my lecturers and the other staff were so friendly, it was just like a family.”
The University of Surrey’s commitment to the future of mobile communications has been recognised with a share of £50 million in government funding to stimulate the UK economy.
Alan is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Surrey Business School where he leads activities in the area of corporate entrepreneurship and open innovation models. He also focuses on innovation in a number of research areas including global enterprise software delivery. Alan is also an IBM Distinguished Engineer at IBM Rational Software where he consults on business strategy and new business models.