Postgraduate research

The University of Bristol Business School has an enthusiastic research community, a welcoming atmosphere and excellent research facilities.

Find out more about our PhD programme details, such as entry requirement, duration, supervisors and tuition fees.

PhD Management   PhD Accounting & Finance

We refer to your research proposal to assess your suitability for PhD studies. If you are considering applying for a PhD programme, explore our concise guideline below. It offers insights to help you craft a compelling research proposal for a successful application.

PhD Research Proposal Guideline

Bursaries and Scholarships

With your talent and ability to succeed, concerns about funding should not stop you from applying to a PhD programme. The University of Bristol Business School is offering 10 bursaries of a minimum of £20,400 per annum to be awarded to successful PhD students.

Visit our funding page for more details.

Research is central to the University of Bristol Business School. We are large enough to have expertise in many fields, but small enough to be friendly and allow regular contact between students and staff members.

Why choose the University of Bristol Business School for your PhD?

  • Work with the brightest minds in academia. The 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) rated 88 per cent of the research in Business and Management as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' (3*/4*).
  • Be part of an active research culture working to make a difference by critically addressing the significant challenges that face individuals, communities, organisations and economies.
  • Gain access to our broad portfolio of research and impact partnerships, which include advisory roles to international and national government, non-government organisations (NGOs), professional bodies and regulators, and private and social enterprise.
  • Fulfil your career aspirations with our customised personal development strategy.
  • Receive excellent support within a vibrant PhD community.

Find out more about areas of research by exploring our Academic Groups and Research Groups.

The facade of 15-19 Tyndalls Park Road How to apply

Read the application page and admissions statement for full details.

Apply for PhD Management

Apply for PhD Accounting and Finance

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Our research focuses on driving change towards a more sustainable, inclusive and prosperous world.

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Our Bristol Doctoral College supports the community of postgraduate researchers across our research degree programmes.

Bristol University has a great and active research community. I had the opportunity to attend top-notch international conferences and seminars led by distinguished researchers. This exposure to different research topics and approaches proved to be extremely helpful for my own work.

Mahmoud Gad (PhD Accounting & Finance)
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