The programme is ideal for scholars wishing to build their careers in academia, excel academically, make significant strides on their career path and shape new realities for business, management and policy. The Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF) assessed that in the Business and Management unit of assessment, 60% of Cranfield University’s research is world-leading or internationally excellent.

PhD Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

PhD applicants are required to hold a first or upper second class UK Bachelor’s degree, a taught Master’s degree and an IELTS test minimum score of 7 or an equivalent international qualification (find out whether your qualification meets our requirements by visiting our International Student page).

In addition to meeting our entry requirements we also require you to submit a research proposal – outlining the research you would like to carry out. This needs to:

Formulate and define a clear, interesting research question or problem.

Establish the relevance and value of the proposed research question in the context of current academic thinking, highlighting its originality and significance. We expect you to have read some relevant literature in the area that you are planning to research and to provide a review of this.

Outline the methodology you propose to use to carry out your research, including the data sources and source material you plan to use.

Suggest what you hope to discover at the end of your research and what new areas it might open up (your contribution)

Provide a provisional timeline for your research

Your proposal should demonstrate to us and your potential supervisor your interest and your potential to carry out independent research.

Each application will be considered on its merits.

Upcoming Open Days at Cranfield School of Management

14
MAR

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14 Mar 2020, 09:00 AM - 14 Mar 2020, 16:00 PM Cranfield Campus College Road Cranfield MK43 0AL Bedfordshire
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JUN

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03 Jun 2020, 09:00 AM - 03 Jun 2020, 16:00 PM Cranfield Campus College Road Cranfield MK43 0AL Bedfordshire
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SEP

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NOV

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