Postgraduate research

Academics at Surrey Business School have an international reputation for research that shapes the agendas of scholarship and practice. We see doctoral students as important collaborators in this work.

At Surrey Business School, we challenge our doctoral students with new ideas that develop you as a critical researcher, as well as helping you build a solid grounding in research methods and statistics.

We also provide you with access to international experts through our research seminars, as well as offering the chance to attend international conference and an annual four-day intensive research retreat.

You will be part of an internationally-diverse community of over 120 doctoral researchers, with access to office space, PCs, major business databases and a wide range of online research tools and resources.

Research courses

We offer a research-based doctoral course that combines subject-specific instruction with rigorous training in research methods.

Before you apply

Before applying, please download our research proposal guidance for information on submitting a suitable research proposal.

Additionally, we advise all applicants to contact a potential supervisor in the relevant department to discuss their proposed research before submitting an application.

Contact details can be found on our people page.

Doctoral College 

The University of Surrey’s Doctoral College supports researcher excellence and employability across the doctoral and early career stages of the researcher journey. It ensures that each member of Surrey’s research community has the support they need to achieve the best possible outcomes.

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