Doctoral Programme


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Combining highly relevant and structured training in the first year, our five-year fully-funded Doctoral programme provides an inspirational learning experience

Our programme

The unique Imperial College Business School blend of management research with engineering and technology was an invaluable asset.

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Programme Benefits

A top 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.

World-class faculty

Our internationally-admired faculty are leaders in their fields of business expertise. 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

Helping the brightest minds provide practical solutions to complex problems, all students on the Doctoral programme are offered full funding.

Master’s in Research

In your first year, you will complete a Master’s in Research (MRes), providing a focus on specialist courses and core research skills. The MRes will provide you with a solid foundation for your academic career. Throughout the Doctoral programme, access to a wide range of professional and personal development opportunities, including training in teaching and assessment skills, will prepare you for a career in academia.

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.

Research Ranking

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The Business School has the highest proportion of ‘world-leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’ research in the UK: REF 2014.