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PhD programmes in the School of Management


Our research pushes boundaries. Help us drive change.

Our leading academics perform research that informs policy and practice in business and society. Become part of a community dedicated to making a difference. Contribute to a better world.

Develop personally and professionally while you research

We encourage and support professional development throughout your doctoral study. These transferable skills will help you at Bath and throughout your career.

Studying with our expert supervisors should give you a foundation for your research and your academic career. Wherever your PhD takes you, you will have a supportive network behind you.

Choose your path

We offer different PhD programmes. Pick the right one for you.

Your PhD is the outcome of years of research. To make a smooth transition to the world of research, you will do three projects in your first year. This structured first year will help you stay on track for the duration of your PhD.

Our PhD programmes

Find out about the course structure, entry requirements, and fees and funding information for our:

Researchers who make a real impact

Our faculty have helped us build our international reputation.

We are one of the UK’s leading research-intensive business schools. This reputation is down to the hard work and passion of our faculty members. Their research areas range from rethinking business in a sustainable society to social mobility in higher education.

Our faculty members are actively engaged with the research community. They regularly publish in leading journals. The most recent Research Excellence Framework classed 93% of our research as world-leading or internationally excellent.

Our research divisions

You'll join the School as a member of one of our Divisions:

Identifying a supervisor

Be part of a network that will support your own research and help it make an impact. Throughout your doctorate, you'll be supported by your supervisor, as well as other faculty members and other PhD students.

You can find a suitable supervisor on the School of Management faculty page. Your proposed research area must be related to the academic's research interests.

Leading research

Our leading research contributes to a better world. It improves people's lives, supports communities and strengthens our economy.

We have made a commitment to research that makes a positive difference to people’s lives. That’s why we launched Research4Good. This campaign aims to communicate our research and the impact it has on society. We want to continue producing leading research and keep highlighting its positive impact.

Find out more about our commitment to Research4Good.

‘People should not feel like they should be 100% perfect to start their PhD here. There's support available, no matter what your background is. Just be ambitious and start your journey.’
Mohammed Hussain Salehi PhD student

Fees and funding

Find out more about PhD fees and funding opportunities.


View all fees for our postgraduate research degrees.

Tuition fees may increase each year of study for all University of Bath students.


There are funding opportunities available to our PhD students. Find out more about our studentships and check your eligibility.

Apply for our PhD programme

Contact us

If you have any questions about our PhD programme, please get in touch.