36 months
17400 GBP/year
4400 GBP/year
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The Bath PhD at University of Bath 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.

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Our PhD provides systematic training in management research. If you want a career as a professional management researcher or analyst, it will prepare you for that.

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

  • Accounting, Finance and Law
  • Information, Decisions and Operations
  • Marketing, Business and Society
  • Strategy and Organisation

Structure and length

Completing The Bath PhD at University of Bath with us usually takes three to four years. Starting in Autumn, the programme will help you lay solid foundations for your professional career.

There are two routes to obtain your PhD:

  • the Integrated PhD (one year MRes followed by the three year PhD)
  • direct entry to the three year PhD

If you already have master’s level training in management research you can normally apply directly to the PhD.

We do not offer a distance learning PhD.

Programme Structure

One year MRes: compulsory taught courses on management research.

  • Research training through taught units

  • Refine and decide on your research topic

  • Practical research apprenticeships with faculty members

  • Complete the MRes programme

  • Prepare and submit a detailed research proposal

  • Taught units in subject and method areas

  • Continue your original research

  • Develop research papers for publication

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

All PhD students start in October because of taught units. There is no specific deadline, but processing applications takes time.


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You should have at least a 2:1 at undergraduate level (or its international equivalent).

Your background can be in any subject, not just management. In our PhD students, we look for:

  • intellectual ability
  • determination to become a professional management researcher
  • academic achievements
  • motivation to receive research training

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17400 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4400 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Bath

808 - 1228 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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