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PhD Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Strategy

PhD Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Strategy

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Entrepreneurship Management Of Change & Innovation

Course type


Course Summary

You can study a PhD over three years, in any of our current research areas:



  • Entrepreneurial ecosystems
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  • Entrepreneurship & enterprise policy
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  • Enterprise finance
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  • Social & environmental entrepreneurship
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  • Entrepreneurship in developing countries
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  • Inclusive entrepreneurship
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  • High growth entrepreneurship
  • Innovation


  • Innovation systems & socio-technical transitions
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  • Innovation policy evaluation & design
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  • Technology hype & legitimacy
  • Strategy


  • Strategic planning & foresight
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  • Organisational performance, resilience & capabilities
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  • Open & collaborative strategy
  • Postgraduate research at the Strathclyde Doctoral School

    The Strathclyde Doctoral School provides a vibrant and comprehensive student-centred research and training environment in order to grow and support current and future research talent.

    The School encompasses our four faculties and is committed to enriching the student experience, intensifying research outputs and opportunities, and ensuring training is at the highest level. As a postgraduate researcher, you'll automatically become a member of the Strathclyde Doctoral School.

    As part of your PhD degree, you'll be enrolled on the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methodology for Business and Management.

    This certificate is designed to support you by developing your skills as a researcher. Your researcher training will provide you with the intellectual foundations that you will need for your journey into either the higher-level learning needed for advanced postgraduate research degrees or to work in a range of research focussed roles within organisational settings.

    Course highlights:

    course can be studied as a blended or fully online programme depending on your circumstances

    course is ideally suited to part-time students juggling studies with other work

    strong practical focus including training in software and advanced quantitative and qualitative methods

    rich and diverse learning environment where you will study with students from around the world and studying a range of postgraduate research degrees

    opportunity to learn from academics who are leaders in their field and working at the cutting edge of business research

    Most students complete the PgCert in their first year but you can take courses throughout your degree.

    Tuition fees

    UK fees
    Course fees for UK students

    For this course (per year)


    International fees
    Course fees for EU and international students

    For this course (per year)


    Entry requirements

    We normally require a first-class or upper second-class UK Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in a relevant business or social science related subject. For PhD applications, we also normally expect a Masters degree, or overseas equivalent, although there are often exceptions.

    University information

    The University of Strathclyde is an international leading technological university, offering a diverse variety of postgraduate course options. With over 30,000 students from over 140 countries, it has a vibrant, international community and welcomes students from around the globe. Research is at the heart of everything that the University of Strathclyde does, and almost 90% of Strathclyde’s research is rated ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally...more