A PhD from Edinburgh is your chance to connect with business thinkers and innovators, with a unique opportunity to experience one of Europe's leading universities in one of the worlds most iconic cities.

Our research programmes are the foundation of our success and we are proud of our interactive research environment.

Our powerful, distinctive research specialisms provide doctoral students with the knowledge, expertise and skills necessary to develop their academic or business career.

We have a long tradition of excellence in the field and have developed a wealth of knowledge across some of the most important research areas in business today. These are focused on a series of intellectual and cognate groups.


Strong support

With our emphasis on research, there can be no doubting the importance the School places on our vibrant and growing PhD programme. As of July 2013, we have around 125 doctoral researchers from a wide range of countries studying on our postgraduate research degrees, all of which are approved by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Students can participate in a wide range of courses provided through the University's Postgraduate Transferable Skills Programme and gain access to the in-depth research resource that is the Hub. This provides students with electronic access to a vast array of specialist research databases and online journals.

We provide strong support to all of our PhD students. Through our key subject groups, we organise major conferences and annual presentations at which our students are expected to present; this formative developmental experience plays a key part in student progression.