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

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 5th in the UK for research power (Times Higher Education, 2022) within Business and Management, our Business School provides a highly dynamic and supportive research environment for our large and diverse graduate community.

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 with Integrated Study 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 with Integrated Study in Accounting
PhD in Business Economics

Research a business economics topic by using quantitative methodologies and modelling techniques to solve problems relating to economics or finance.

PhD in Business Economics
PhD with Integrated Study in Finance

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

PhD with Integrated Study 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 with Integrated Study in Management

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

PhD with Integrated Study in Management
PhD in Management Science & Analytics

Research a management science and analytics topic. This highly analytical programme, integrates management science, decision analysis, business modelling, and data analytics.

PhD in Management Science & Analytics
PhD entry requirements

Learn more about the entry requirements for our PhD programmes.

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Scholarships and funding

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Our researchers

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

Current PhD Students