Where World Collide

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Duration: Five to six years
Next start date:
Fees: Fully funded

Lead research in your field

Our funded Doctoral programme provides an inspirational learning experience.

A top-ranking global university

Imperial College Business School is at the centre of Imperial College London, one of the world’s leading universities in science, technology, business and healthcare. Our world-renowned faculty work collaboratively with colleagues from other departments across the college and, through the Doctoral programme, you will become a part of this world-leading research community.

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021

Imperial College ranks top in the UK overall for research, according to the 2021 Research Excellence Framework, while the Business School has been named the best school in the UK for research environment and second-best for management and business students.

World-class faculty and business expertise

Our internationally-admired faculty are leaders in their fields of business expertise. You will work with some of the foremost academics in their fields, and have the opportunity to network further at research seminars and conferences.

Fully funded studentships for all students

Every student on our Doctoral programme is offered full funding, including a full tuition fee waiver (Home/EU or Overseas fees) plus a living stipend for up to five years. Funding for a 6th year can be considered on a case by case basis, with the potential to undertake a teaching or research assistant studentship with one of the Business Schools research centres.

Master’s in Research (MRes)

Combining highly relevant and structured training, you will complete a Master’s in Research (MRes), providing a focus on specialist courses and core research skills. Depending on your chosen research area, you will complete a one-year MRes or a two-year MRes that will provide you with a solid foundation for your academic career.

Impact on industry

We believe that rigorous academic analysis can provide practical solutions to complex problems in society. Working closely with businesses and governments, we drive policy and practice through inspiring collaboration and research excellence.

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Key information

Duration: Five to six years
Next start date:
Fees: Fully funded
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PhD statistics

THE World University Ranking (Europe)
New students per year
Nationalities represented (2022)
51 %
Female students (2022)