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The first step to academic excellence. Fully funded, your rigorous research shapes future business.

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Our mission

To educate outstanding scholars who will be sought after at leading business schools, universities and other research institutions.

Research areas

Programme overview

Our full-time PhD students receive thorough and sophisticated training in the latest research methods, equipping them for productive academic careers.

Students are required to take a range of courses. These include Programme Core Courses, Specialised Courses and Elective Courses. Specialised Courses are compulsory for the for the admitted subject area. Elective courses are chosen from the Specialised Courses in other subject areas.

You will also have the option to take elective courses in London School of Economics (LSE) and University College of London (UCL).

Scholarships and funding

All students offered a place on the PhD programme receive full funding, which includes a tax-free stipend of £28,890 guaranteed for five years and a tuition fee waiver.



Each year our graduates move on to intellectually rewarding careers in major business schools and research institutes around the world. 


Trans-Atlantic Doctoral Conference

Discuss your current research with students from leading business schools in North America and Europe at this exclusive conference hosted annually by London Business School.


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