Study your Doctoral programme at Imperial College
Our five-year fully funded Doctoral programme provides an inspirational learning experience
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.
The Business School has the highest proportion of ‘world-leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’ research in the UK in the most recent REF. This was the highest proportion achieved by any institution in the ‘business and management’ category.
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
Helping the brightest minds provide practical solutions to complex problems, all students on our Doctoral programme are offered full funding.
Master’s in Research
Combining highly relevant and structured training in the 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.
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.
My favourite aspect about being on the Doctoral programme is definitely the diversity of the faculty and students. The different cultures and backgrounds really facilitate the opportunity to have interesting conversations and develop new research ideas.Krystal LauDoctoral student, Department of ManagementHear more from Krystal Lau
Department of Finance
Research areas include asset pricing, corporate finance, financial analysis, investments and risk management. Specialist research centres within the Department include the Centre for Hedge Fund Research, and the Risk Management Laboratory, where Imperial faculty collaborate with external academics and industry professionals.
Department of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Evidence-based research offers unique insights into the latest innovation, entrepreneurship, technology management and digital approaches. Research areas include academic entrepreneurship, business model innovation, entrepreneurship systems, and social networks and innovation performance.
Department of Management
The Department investigates consequences of radical innovation and the strategic ramifications of technology evolution. Research areas include Economics, Health Management, Marketing, Operations Management, Strategy and Organisational Behaviour. Research centres include Imperial Business Analytics and the UK Energy Research Centre.