As a PhD candidate you will have the opportunity to pursue original research and make a significant contribution to your chosen field.

Teaching and Learning 2021–22

For the academic year starting in September 2021, we currently plan to deliver a mix of in-person and digital teaching. Our teaching model will depend on the Covid-19 restrictions in place at the time but we are planning on the basis that all students will be with us in Edinburgh.

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Why Choose a PhD at the University of Edinburgh Business School?

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Our Doctoral Programmes

As part of a world-renowned University, triple accredited (AMBA, AACSB, and EQUIS) and ranked 4th in the UK for research power (Times Higher Education, 2019) within Business and Management, our Business School provides a highly dynamic and supportive research environment for our large and diverse graduate community. We ensure that our students have the resources required to make the most of their individual projects.

Our world-class research programmes offer:

  • Supervision from acclaimed academic faculty within a wider range of subject areas
  • Courses designed to expand your knowledge base and develop your research strategies
  • Dedicated, modern facilities with state-of-the-art databases and specialist resources
  • A peer network of students and inspiring alumni from across the globe
  • A vibrant research environment with regular seminars, masterclasses, and events allowing you to connect and learn from experts across the business world
PhD in Accounting

Research an accounting topic such as the applications of accounting in society, or historical methods and strategies used by those practising in the profession.

PhD in Accounting
PhD in Finance

Research a financial topic such as behavioural finance, corporate finance and governance, or aspects affecting financial markets and institutions.

PhD in Finance
PhD in Financial Technology

Undertake a fully funded research opportunity in collaboration with one of our leading industry partners.

PhD in Financial Technology
PhD in Management

Research full time, or maintain your current role while studying part-time with our Professional Pathway option.

PhD in Management
PhD Entry Requirements

Learn more about the entry requirements for our PhD programmes.

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Scholarships and Funding

Discover scholarships and funded projects available for new students beginning their PhD programme.

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Subject Groups

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Choosing a Subject Groups
Our Researchers

More than 130 student researchers from around the world are currently enrolled in our research programmes.

Current PhD Students