PhD Management and Business

This programme has a dual-focus on subject-specific knowledge and methods training, which will give you the intellectual foundation to ask cutting-edge questions and then conduct high-quality research to address those questions under close expert supervision.

Key course information

Entry requirements
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Start date
October 2024
4 years
UK fees
Overseas fees

Why choose this

  • As a PhD student you will receive rigorous instruction and training in research philosophy and methods, together with outstanding supervision. 
  • You also benefit from choosing between either writing a traditional dissertation monograph or following the PhD by publication format route. This way, you decide your preferred pathway to present your research so that it suits your interests.  
  • Here at Surrey, you’ll join a cosmopolitan, multicultural and diverse community of students and scholars. We consider doctoral students to be junior academics or researchers, and an integral part of the School. 
  • Our researchers often work closely with industry and collaborate with staff across the School, leading to innovative new thinking.   
  • Surrey Business School is internationally recognised for interdisciplinary, international and applied research. Surrey Business School is a member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA).  
  • In the UK government’s 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF), the School is in the top 10 for the outputs and top 20 for real-world impact of our business research. Overall, the University is ranked 33rd for overall research quality by REF. 
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Code of practice for research degrees

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