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The Bath PhD

Fast Facts

Designed for:

Graduates of any discipline with excellent academic achievements who have the desire and determination to join the first rank of professional management researchers and academics.

Entry requirements:

Good first degree (First or Upper-second class). IELTS score of 7.0 (International applicants).

Application deadlines:

No specific deadline but candidates are advised to apply as far in advance as possible.

Start date:

October each year


Home/EU: £4,400 Overseas: £15,900 (full time).

If you are an EU student starting your course in 2019/20, your fee will not change for the duration of your PhD.

For students starting in after 2019/20, fees may change depending on the outcome of Brexit negotiations. Read the University's latest Brexit advice for EU students.

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Admissions enquiries

contact PhD Admissions
telephone + 44 (0)1225 385949

Professional academic training for professional management researchers

Here at the School of Management, we seek to attract and train exceptionally qualified and strongly motivated individuals from around the world.

Through Bath’s excellent world-wide research reputation, evidenced by the School's performance in the last Research Excellence Framework (REF) external website, we develop outstanding management scholars through a programme that:

With these elements of the Bath PhD, your success in a career as a management researcher and educator is assured.

At Bath, we have a strong track record of internationally-recognised research in the field of management and we provide a strongly supportive, vibrant research culture. We encourage critical thinking.

We want to debate and critique, as that is the cornerstone of a good education. It’s this partnership between student and academic that accounts for why we are so highly ranked for student satisfaction. As a PhD student at Bath, you could be a part of this.
Professor Veronica Hope Hailey - University of Bath Vice-President and Dean, School of Management