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Doctoral Programme PhD in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Doctoral Programme PhD in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Key information
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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Entrepreneurship Management Of Change & Innovation

Course type

Research

Course Summary

The Department of Innovation and Entrepreneurship undertakes research into innovation and entrepreneurship process, from identifying pockets of original knowledge in the search for ideas, to the diffusion and entrepreneurial exploitation of new products, processes and services. The department is a core part of the Business School and is unique in Europe due to its interdisciplinary depth, funding, contacts and published research in innovation and entrepreneurship. The department welcomes applications from students from a wide variety of academic backgrounds who strive for excellence and have a desire to influence policy and practice by working at the interface of science, engineering and business management.

The Department has a portfolio of research projects worth over £25 million in direct financial support, in addition to a similar in-kind contribution from the business world. Many involve collaboration with interdisciplinary centres across the College, such as the Energy Business Research Laboratory. As a Doctoral student within this Department you’ll benefit from engaging with evidence-based research that offers unique insights into the latest innovation, entrepreneurship, technology management and digital approaches.

Faculty and doctoral students are engaged in a wide range of research areas including:

  • Academic entrepreneurship
  • Business model innovation
  • Entrepreneurship systems
  • Inclusive innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Individual innovativeness
  • Innovation, design and services
  • Ownership, governance and entrepreneurs
  • Social networks and innovation performance
  • University-industry relations and impact

The department works with global companies, SMEs, policy communities and research institutions, as well as flagship projects with Imperial’s Engineering, Natural Science and Medicine faculties. No other group in Europe has such inter-disciplinary application, actively translating its research findings through direct engagement with research and industry partners, academic publications, conferences, workshops and briefings. The majority of our doctoral students go on to pursue careers in academia or research and our programme offers the teaching experience, skills training and guidance to help you achieve your career goals. Combined with the essential skills and experience, the people that you meet during your doctoral experience will be key to helping you secure your future academic placement. Our Doctoral graduates have joined leading universities, research centres and institutions, others have sought top positions in industry or founded successful start-ups.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

5 years

Start date

SEP

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

We offer a fully funded Doctoral programme at the Business School. This includes a full tuition fee waiver (Home/EU or Overseas fees) plus a living stipend for up to five years through the Business School Graduate Teaching Assistant Scholarship.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

We offer a fully funded Doctoral programme at the Business School. This includes a full tuition fee waiver (Home/EU or Overseas fees) plus a living stipend for up to five years through the Business School Graduate Teaching Assistant Scholarship.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A PhD at Imperial College London is a demanding academic qualification. We therefore look for evidence of strong and consistent academic performance and expect applicants to have high grades at undergraduate and Master’s level, including a strong dissertation. From graduates of UK institutions, this would normally equate to a combination of at least an Upper Second Class Honours degree at undergraduate level and a Master’s degree awarded with Distinction. Please see the College Country index for the international equivalent of these qualifications, though please bear in mind that the Business School may ask for higher grades than the College minimum. In exceptional circumstances, we will consider candidates holding a strong First Class Honours undergraduate degree, without a Master’s, if accompanied by very strong academic references and outstanding CV and personal statement. Most applicants meet the requirement in one of the following ways: IELTS (academic): A minimum score of 7.0 with minimum scores of 6.5 in all elements TOEFL iBT: A minimum score of 100 overall with minimum scores of 22 in all elements