School of Business and Management

Entry requirements

We are committed to appointing only the very best candidates to our PhD programme. Applications are accepted based on their previous academic performance, the quality of their research proposal and the availability of two suitable members of staff to supervise the chosen topic.

  • Undergrad with First Class Honours
  • Masters (MA, MSc or MRes. Usually not an MBA) at Distinction level in Business, Management or discipline related to your research topic.
  • Overall IELTS score of 7 with 6.5 in writing at the time of application if English is not your first language
  • Applicants must be based in London for the duration of the programme

We normally expect to see examples of First Class academic work (marks of 70 or above)

Borderline cases are considered on individual and relevant work experience

For admissions advice by country, please refer to this spreadsheet.

For further information on PhD entry requirements please contact: 

Saima Ahmed
Research and PhD Administrator
email: sbmphd-admissions@qmul.ac.uk