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Business PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)

Business PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)

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Full time


4 years

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Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Business Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Why choose this course?

Whether you are planning a career in academia or as a professional researcher, our Business PhD will enable you to develop your skills and knowledge and enhance your professional credibility. The thesis provides an opportunity to make a distinct and original contribution to knowledge in your chosen field.

Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions to be awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 per cent of the world's business schools.


Kingston Business School has been awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). This accreditation has been earned by just five per cent of the world's business schools and recognises the high quality and standard of our business education.


Investigate different research techniques. You will learn how to: evaluate different methods; select the most appropriate for a specific research question; develop research design plans and construct and test data collection methods.
Independent study supported by a team of at least two supervisors - Core

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Entry requirements

Candidates should normally possess: a first- or second-class honours undergraduate degree and a masters degree in general management or a business-related subject two personal references from academic referees confirming candidates' suitability for the programme a short research proposal of approximately 2,000 words which should include the proposed subject area, the aim of the study, a summary of the research to be undertaken, an indication of any previous work completed relevant to the area under investigation, and a bibliograph.

University information

Located in South-West London, Kingston University offers a high-quality portfolio of taught postgraduate and research degree courses in a buzzing, student-friendly, riverside town. Students at Kingston are equipped with the skills they need to succeed in the modern workplace and are provided with a huge variety of learning opportunities, state-of-the-art resources and facilities and support services. Postgraduate study spans four academic...more