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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Brunel University London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    FEB, MAR, APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

About the course

A PhD involves demonstrating through original research or other advanced scholarship the creation and interpretation of new knowledge, a systematic acquisition and understanding of a substantial body of knowledge at the forefront of an academic discipline or professional practice, the ability to conceptualise, design and implement a project for the general of new knowledge, applications or understanding at the forefront of the discipline. Both full-time (3 years) and part-time (6 years) study routes are available.

Research profile

Research students are welcomed to Brunel as valued members of our thriving, research-intensive community. A research degree provides the opportunity to investigate a topic in depth, and contribute new knowledge to your discipline. Here at BBS, we have five key subject areas:

Marketing and Corporate Brand Management
Organisation and Human Resource Management
International Business and Entrepreneurship
Operations and Information Systems Management
Accounting and Auditing

PhD Community in the Business School

We have approximately 160 students based in the UK and around 25 based in Bahrain. Our student cohort is culturally diverse, with students from 34 different countries. The male to female ratio is at 47% to 53%. We have 4 self-elected student reps and they discuss PhD students’ comments and issues with the PGR director regularly. There are dedicated, high spec PhD areas in the Business School with all the equipment you need for your studies.

Employability

BBS PhD Developmental Programme

This opportunity focuses on training students to become future HE teachers/lectures. The students are paired with their academic mentor and join them as a supporting tutor for a number of seminars over one term. Students undertake workshops about facilitating learning and teaching in higher education before and after acting as a support tutor. Students submit a 500 word reflective report and receive verbal feedback from their mentors. On completions student are awarded a certificate and the hours count towards their Brunel Volunteer contribution.

Business Life Programme

Business Life, a programme of professional training and development events, is available to all students in the Business School and has been developed and delivered in association with professional institutes, leading employers from industry, alumni and the public sector.

Careers and your future

Paid work available to research students
Undertaking teaching and learning support duties represents an important professional and career development opportunity for postgraduate research students. Brunel offers two levels of paid work available to Postgraduate Research students. The first level post is as a Demonstrator and the second level post is as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA). Teaching and learning support duties will vary between Departments and research students should not rely on such opportunities being available.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 19,280per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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Brunel University London

  • University League Table

    84th

  • Campus address

    Brunel University London, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, Hillingdon, UB8 3PH, England

All new international students have guaranteed campus accommodation.
Pre-sessional English courses provide students with intensive English language training before the start of their academic studies.
Brunel offers more than 100 scholarships every year to help international students pay their fees and living costs.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    64th out of 123 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    121 56%

    66th

    17
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64 64%

    81st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.89 78%

    89th

    12

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