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PhD programmes | Brunel Business School

You are very welcome to undertake your PhD or MPhil in one of our research areas and work alongside our researchers. As a research student you'll benefit from the latest work by internationally-renowned academics and the support of our Graduate School. Many of our research initiatives involve successful collaborations with industry, the public sector, business and government, both in the UK and overseas. We have many funded and non-funded research degree opportunities available. For more information, visit our Research Degrees homepage

Brunel Business School (BBS) offers an exciting, productive and supportive environment for your postgraduate studies. You will experience a thorough exposure to research guidance, including techniques, approaches and methods. The central aim is to enable you to undertake valid, justifiable and independent high level research which is rigorous and original. Through your progress towards a PhD you will be mentored by a first Supervisor who will lead your expert supervisory team. 

BBS consider PhD students as junior members of staff and you will be regarded accordingly with invitations and opportunities to our seminar series, technical courses and conference attendance (subject to criteria) support. We also apply a formal annual monitoring process for PhD candidates to ensure academic progression and development. You will benefit from an international community of research scholars from many countries and access to sophisticated physical and electronic library resources.

You will be made extremely welcome within BBS where you will join a stimulating, rewarding and vibrant research culture. You will contribute and participate in the annual PhD Symposium and engage fully with your designated Research Group. BBS offers more than just professional research training through enjoyable social engagement within a collegiate and collaborative intellectual university setting.

PhD Community

The School has an established PhD community with some 150 students supported by strong academic expertise. The School is continually evolving and offers a distinctive and vibrant research environment.