Entry requirements

A 2.1 at undergraduate level and, for PhD applicants, a Merit at Master’s level in a relevant discipline from a UK or other approved university and/or equivalent. You must submit a research proposal of approximately 1,500 words on your intended topic. PhD applicants who do not hold a first class honours degree (if still completing their Master’s programme) or a relevant Master’s degree with Distinction will be asked to pay a £100 application fee (deductible from the first year’s fees).

Months of entry

September

Course content

Kent Business School has over 50 research active academic staff. Postgraduate research can take place in any subject area where they have expertise.

We have international expertise in the following areas: accounting; finance, operational research, international business strategy, organisational behaviour, human resource management, marketing and supply chain management.

Each student is supported by a supervisory team (usually two members of academic staff) who give guidance about the nature of the research, the standard of work required, and about the relevant literature and sources that should be consulted.

Students meet with supervisors each month in person to agree upon a schedule of work, and bring written work for comment and discussion. The co-supervisor provides additional input and ensures continuity.

National ratings

In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, we were placed 25th (out of 101 institutions) in the UK for research intensity in business and management studies and 98% of our research was judged to be of international quality. The School’s environment was judged to be conducive to supporting the development of research of international excellence.

The School was also ranked 24th for its breadth and depth of research across the whole community of research active staff by the Association of Business Schools.

Information for international students

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages. http://www.kent.ac.uk/ems/eng-lang-reqs/index.html Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways. See http://www.kent.ac.uk/international-pathways/

Fees and funding

We have a scholarship fund of over £9 million to support our taught and research students with their tuition fees and living costs.

For more information visit: the website: Postgraduate Scholarships and Funding.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
60-72 months
full time
36-48 months

Course contact details

Name
Kent Business School
Email
kbsadmissions@kent.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1227 827726
Fax
+44 (0)1227 761187