|Full time||3–4 years||Weekday attendance plus five weekends in year 1; weekday attendance in year 2 and onwards||October 2017|
|Part time||6–8 years (year 1 can only be completed full time)||Weekday attendance plus five weekends in year 1; weekday attendance in year 2 and onwards||October 2017|
Whether you are planning a career in academia or as a professional researcher, the EPAS-accredited Kingston Business PhD will enable you to develop your skills and knowledge and enhance your professional credibility. The thesis provides an opportunity to make a distinct and original contribution to knowledge in your chosen field.
Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions to be awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 per cent of the world's business schools.
The distinct characteristic of the Kingston PhD is that you are able to gain a Business and Management MRes as part of your doctoral studies. The MRes is fully integrated within the PhD programme and is designed to provide a sound training in business research methods as well as a critical understanding of the conceptual and philosophical foundations of management research. The Business and Management MRes is also available as a standalone qualification.
Your PhD thesis should be around 80,000 words and will be the subject of an oral examination in which you will show both how you have critically investigated your area of research and made an independent and original contribution to knowledge.
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules.
Investigate different research techniques. You will learn how to:
Plan and execute data handling and analysis, understand the principles and techniques behind the analysis and link data to research questions and aims. You will:
Develop an in-depth understanding of different types of advanced and specialised qualitative research techniques. This will include:
Develop an in-depth understanding of different types of advanced and specialised quantitative research techniques. This will include:
You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
This course is accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development.
Kingston Business School joins an elite group of the top 5 per cent of institutions worldwide awarded the prestigious AACSB accreditation.