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Business Administration PhD

Heriot-Watt University

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Edinburgh Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    There is no fixed start date; Students can begin at any time. Open enrolment

  • Duration

    5 years

Course summary

The PhD offers those with ambition to move into academia and become a professional researcher the means to do so. The programme consists of two stages: the course stage and the research stage, and builds on the learning gathered on completion of an MBA or MSc programme. The course stage will equip you with the knowledge and expertise needed to develop the topic of your thesis and your understanding of the research process.

The stage comprises of three courses, Introduction to Business Research 1, 2 and 3. On completion of these courses, you will move on to the research stage which consists of two phases: the mentored phase and the supervised phase. Pass these, and then submit your final thesis for examination.

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University information

Heriot-Watt University

  • University League Table

    29th

  • Campus address

    Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH14 4AS, Scotland

Highly regarded around the world with a strong focus on business, engineering, design and the physical and life sciences.
Culturally diverse, warm and welcoming, Heriot-Watt is one of Scotland's most international universities with a global footprint.
Global companies actively seek out Heriot-Watt graduates due to the nature of the university's research-informed education.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    27th out of 123 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    164 75%

    14th

    15
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    40th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    59th

    24

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