Entrance to the PhD by Management programme is competitive. Academic credentials are important for a successful application, however, we also pay great attention to the fit of students to our academic programme, and particularly to the research interests of our academic faculty.
Minimum academic requirements
Entry to the PhD programme is competitive, and usually requires that applicants have the following minimum qualifications:
- Normally a postgraduate masters degree from an accredited institution in the UK or overseas (we accept applications from those still currently studying for a masters, but any offer will be conditional on successful completion at the required standard).
- Evidence of above-average academic achievement (more than 65% overall) and normally a postgraduate master's dissertation with distinction (UK equivalent). MBA or master's students without a dissertation are welcome to apply and should normally provide evidence of distinction level work (UK equivalent).
- Your official transcript and grading scheme must be provided when you submit your application.
All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.
Months of entry
The Business School received full research training accreditation in the 2005 Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Recognition Exercise.
The School has significant research expertise in the following subject areas:
- Accounting and Finance
- Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- Management Science and Business Economics
- Organisation Studies
There is a long tradition of teaching and research in business and management at the University. Research degrees are offered in most disciplines within business and management, subject to the availability of suitable supervisors.
The following research degrees are available: MSc by Research (one year FT); PhD (minimum 3 years). The School has links with other Schools in the University, including Social and Political Studies, Mathematics and Law allowing students with cross-disciplinary interests to find expertise, support and supervision.
In recent years the School has funded several generous studentships, helping to ensure a continuing high calibre intake.
Members of the School are involved in the following centres of research:
- Centre for Entrepreneurship Research
- Credit Research Centre
- Institute for Public Sector Accounting Research
- Centre of Public Services Research
- Sustainable Business Initiative
- Centre for Business and Climate Change
- Discursive Families Network
- Accounting and Popular Culture Research Network
For more information on our School and staff research interests, see our subject groups:
Information for international students
To find out about the support offered to international student at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
MSc by research
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Programmes Co-ordinator
- +44 (0) 131 651 5337