Our 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.
Every student on our Doctoral programme is offered full funding, including a full tuition fee waiver (Home/EU or Overseas fees) plus a living stipend for up to five years. Funding for a 6th year can be considered on a case by case basis, with the potential to undertake a teaching or research assistant studentship with one of the Business Schools research centres.
Master’s in Research
Combining highly relevant and structured training, you will complete a Master’s in Research (MRes), providing a focus on specialist courses and core research skills. Over the course of one or two years, depending on your chosen research area, the MRes will provide you with a solid foundation for your academic career.
Pioneering practical solutions through research excellence
We believe that rigorous academic analysis can provide practical solutions to complex problems in society. Our faculty are leading experts in their field who produce highly relevant research that impacts on industries and economies. Developing new insights and methodologies is a core purpose of our research. By engaging with industry partners, world-leading multinationals, SMEs and policy-makers around the world we are addressing key challenges for modern business.
The Business School has research departments covering a broad range of specialist research areas. Doctoral students join our diverse and inspirational research community.
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.