Surrey Business School PhD studentships 2023

Start date

1 October 2023


36 months

Application deadline

Funding source

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Funding information

Studentships will cover, for three years or pro-rata part-time: full fees (at home or international rate), an annual stipend (c.£16,000), and an training grant for research and development expenses.


Studentships are available for full-time and part-time study on the Management and Business PhD at Surrey Business School.

Our PhD in Management and Business will train you in critical and analytical skills, research methods, and in discipline-specific knowledge that will give you the knowledge, skills and abilities needed for a career in academia, or as a researcher in a wide variety of settings. You could also benefit from our choice of writing a traditional dissertation monograph or by following a PhD by publication format, so your work suits your interests. The programme will give you the intellectual foundation to ask cutting-edge questions and then conduct high-quality research to address those questions.

Surrey Business School is internationally recognised for interdisciplinary, international and applied research. Our researchers work closely with industry and pursue a variety of approaches with staff across the School, often leading to innovative new thinking. Find out more about our research themes.

The Research Excellence Framework 2021 (REF2021) saw the University of Surrey moving up 12 places to 33rd in the UK rankings for overall research quality. The University is now also ranked in the top 20 in the UK for the overall quality of research outputs. 41 per cent of Surrey’s submitted research rated as world-leading, the highest possible rating, up from 22 per cent when REF last took place in 2014.

As part of REF2021, Surrey was ranked in the top 10 for the outputs and top 20 for the real-world impact of our business research.

Find out more about the Surrey Business School and its facilities.

Eligibility criteria

These studentships are open to any UK or international candidates.

How to apply

Apply to the Management and Business PhD programme.

The funding application form (docx) should be completed electronically and returned to Wai-Si El-Hassan ( The deadline for applications is 9 December 2022. Late applications will not be accepted. Applicants will also need to apply to the University of Surrey through the PhD programme page, clearly stating that you are applying for the Surrey Business School doctoral studentships 2023.

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Application deadline

Contact details

Wai-Si El-Hassan, Surrey Business School (Email:


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