Research course

Operational Research

Institution
University of Kent · Kent Business School
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

A 2.1 at undergraduate level and 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

A world-class business school combining rigorous teaching with real world relevance and strong links to the business community.

Our research, which is within the top 30 business schools, underpins and enhances our teaching. Our flagship programme, the Kent MBA, has AMBA accreditation and together with our Master’s in Management, Marketing, Business Analytics, Human Resource Management, Logistics, Management Science, Value Chain Management and programmes in finance and accounting, we continue to attract applicants with a wide range of backgrounds from 102 countries leading to excellent results in the 2012 Guardian and Sunday Times university league tables.

Studying at Kent Business School (KBS) gives you the opportunity to increase your employability with real-life case studies, a student council and a business society. We have strong links to local and national organisations providing opportunities for projects, internships and graduate placements. The School attracts many high-profile speakers from industry and last year included visits and lectures from staff of the Bank of England, BAE Systems, Barclays, Lloyds Insurance, Cummins, Delphi and Kent County Council.

The School currently has 60 PhD students, who form a dynamic and close-knit research community.

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. Supervisors are not allocated until each applicant’s qualifications and eligibility have been checked after submitting a full application online.

Master’s and PhD degrees are available in most of these areas or in the general subject area of management.

Department specialisms

Research areas: Accounting and Finance; Marketing; Management Science; People, Management and Organisation; Strategy and International Business

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

Please visit our

funding web pages

for the most current information and application details.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
60 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

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