Beginning a research degree is perhaps the most exciting and demanding phase in any academic career. It marks the transition from being largely taught by others to becoming an independent academic, conducting your own research and developing your own ideas. Our goal is to guide you through that process of becoming a fully-fledged academic or researcher.
Your application should include an extensive outline of your proposed topic of research. This should include a statement about why you have chosen the topic, aims, objectives and what methodology you propose to adopt plus references to text used. No application can be considered without this outline.
At the School of Business and Economics you have the opportunity to study towards a PhD or MPhil in Business and Management, Economics, or Information Science. As a Doctoral student, you will join whichever one of our discipline groups that suits your research interests best.
School Support and Training for Research Students
All research students are provided with:
- supervisor(s) with appropriate expertise and a Director of Research Degree Programme to provide additional guidance and pastoral support as well as opportunities to consult any other academic staff if appropriate
- access to funds to support conference travel and subsistence
- access to photocopying, printing, and inter-library loan facilities
- access to a hot-desk / computer facility in a purposely refurbished, high quality, open-plan space
All research students:
- are expected to attend regular meetings with their supervisor(s)
- are expected to attend specified training courses and seminars throughout their PhD study to support their research
- may have the opportunity to support undergraduate teaching through employment as tutorial / laboratory assistants
The School of Business and Economics has developed six collaborative Research Centres to further enhance its international reputation for undertaking world class ‘research that matters’. These are:
- Centre for Firms in the Global Economy
- Centre for Global Sourcing and Services
- Centre for Information Management
- Centre for Post-Crisis Finance
- Centre for Professional Work and Society
- Centre for Service Management
Information on each centre’s aims, impact, research, staff members and strategic partners can be found on their pages at: www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/sbe/research/centres.
The School of Business and Economics advertises a number of fully funded PhD studentships throughout the year through our website. These studentships are each linked to a specific title and subject matter and come with their own deadline. Our studentships are extremely popular and attract a high quality of applicants, so if you are interested it is recommended that you regularly check our website for vacancies.
To check for studentships visit www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/sbe/research/phd-mphil/studentships