Doctoral Programme


New students per year


Nationalities represented


Fully funded places


Female students

Applications are open to join the Doctoral programme in September 2017.

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Combining highly relevant and structured training in the first year, the five-year programme provides an inspirational learning experience

Our programme

The unique Imperial College Business School blend of management research with engineering and technology was an invaluable asset.

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Programme Benefits

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 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 network.

World-class faculty

Our faculty are leaders in their fields of business expertise. Work with some of the foremost academics in their fields, and have the opportunity to network further at research seminars and conferences.

Fully funded studentships

Helping the brightest minds provide practical solutions to complex problems, all students on the Doctoral programme are offered full funding.

Focus on skills

Core research training courses and specialist courses in the first year MRes provide you with a solid foundation for your academic career. Access to a wide range of professional and personal development opportunities, including training in teaching and assessment skills, will prepare you for a future career in academia.

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.


Research Ranking

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The Business School has the highest proportion of ‘world-leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’ research in the UK: REF 2014.