Aston Business School – PhD/MPhil in Business and Management Studentship

Profile Description:

Aston Business School is one of the most experienced providers of business and management education in the UK. Today, it is one of the largest and most successful business schools in Europe, with over 100 full-time academic staff and 2,500 undergraduate, postgraduate, MBA and research students (PhD and DBA).

Aston Business School has won accreditation at national, European and international levels from AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB, and is one of an elite group of business schools in the world to hold this triple accreditation.

Aston Business School plays a dynamic role as part of the national and European business community, attracting delegates, speakers, students and staff from around the world. This international strength has helped to develop the school’s status as a centre of excellence for business education and management research.


About the PhD

Aston Business School’s successful PhD in Business and Management is a substantial research degree and requires students to make a contribution to knowledge. A doctorate by research is the highest degree that a student can gain from a university. As such it is imperative that you are supervised by a top academic, as well as receiving top quality research methods training to guide your research-Aston PhD’s programme provides both.



Aston Business School offers a number of Dean’s Scholarship posts each October intake.  Scholarships are funded for three years full-time and are valued at £17,000 stipend per year as well as a full fee waiver for both Home/EU and Overseas applicants. Students will be expected to pursue the PhD programme on a full-time basis.


Who should apply

Applicants with a Master’s qualification in any field will be considered, but applications would be particularly welcome from candidates with backgrounds in 

Experience of policy making or policy contexts is not necessary but may be an advantage, and a clear interest in and understanding of one or more policy areas would be a strength.


How to apply:

The PhD Programme has two intakes per year, April and October. Apply for a entry in any time of these Two.


Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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