PhD Programme


Our programme will prepare you for a career in top academic institutions or leading global organisations

We will train you in how to publish in top journals and present at conferences, as well as offer you practical opportunities for networking, attending conferences, and participating fully in our research activities.



Become an expert
The research you undertake with us will make you an expert in your field. Our broad-based training also includes opportunities for personal and professional academic development. You will leave us well-equipped with all the skills you need to compete effectively in the job market.

Structured training
You will also have access to a comprehensive and structural training programme specifically tailored to meet the need of doctoral researchers, delivered through the University's Student Careers and Skills Service

Teaching opportunities
Take advantage of the teaching opportunities available for doctoral researchers. We have a dedicated development co-ordinator to provide training, mentoring, and all of the support and guidance needed to prepare you for this.



Business or academia?

The quality and excellence of a WBS doctorate is internationally recognised. Recent graduates are employed all over the world in top academic institutions and global organisations. Some develop careers as researchers or engage in academic work where research may only be one aspect of their role; others become consultants and advisors in the public and private sectors. Whichever direction you plan to take, WBS will open doors for you.

Graduates in business 

Economist   European Central Bank
Operational Research Analyst   Department for Work & Pensions
Methodologies & Models Associate   Deutsche Bank, London
Senior Analyst - Management Consulting   Accenture
Strategy Consultant   Maverick & Strong Ltd
Leadership & Development Consultant   National School of Government, Cabinet Office
Quantitative Analyst   Citigroup Global Markets
Executive Assistant   Allianz Global Assistance
Economist   Bank of England


Graduates in academic institutions

Research Assistant   Imperial College
Lecturer in Management   University of Essex
Assistant Professor of Finance   California State University
Lecturer in Management Studies   University College London
Lecturer in Marketing   Aston Business School
Assistant Professor   Cranfield School of Management
Researcher   Judge Business School, Cambridge University
LSE Fellow   London School of Economics
Assistant Professor of Finance   Rotterdam School of Management
Post-doctoral Researcher    St. Gallen Business School
Lecturer in Marketing   Durham Business School
Research Fellow   University of Bath
Lecturer in Management   Essex Business School, Essex University
Lecturer in Accounting Information Systems   Said Business School, University of Oxford
Lecturer in Finance   Henley Business School
Teaching Fellow   London School of Economics


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