PhD and Research
Our PhD programme draws on the research strengths of our international staff and is committed to educating scholars who will lead in their fields of research and activity within the broad area of business and management. We attract some of the world’s brightest minds, who work and study together in an exceptional, inspirational environment. It is our aim to create excellent learning experiences and to empower you to make positive contributions to the world of business and beyond.
Research in the School of Business and Management
Our research strategy is achieved through the distinct identities of interconnected research centres and groups and the expertise of individual academics. This leads to a dynamic research environment where collaborations, workshops, public events and community engagement take place. You can find information on our research centres and groups here.
The School has a comprehensive training programme available for PhD Researchers. The formal PhD Taught Programme provided by SBM is a compulsory component of your work as a postgraduate researcher in your first year. After the first year, PhD researchers are encouraged to attend selected components of the training programme.
QMUL is part of the London Interdisciplinary Social Science (LISS) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) with King’s College and Imperial College. LISS DTP is an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Training Partnership offering a range of social science research workshops and training sessions, which are open to all PhD researchers at SBM.
Personal Research Allowance
The School provides an annual budgetary allowance to full-time and part-time PhD researchers to contribute towards the costs of their research and to enable their participation in external developmental events. Research-related expenses may include expenditure on books, conferences, training courses, travel and subsistence for research activities and, in certain cases, specialist software.
— Professor Tessa Wright, Professor of Employment Relations (PhD Candidate, School of Business and Management, QMUL, 2011)
School Research Seminar Series
Students have access to the annual PhD Symposium and the PhD Poster Forum, as well as courses offered from different sources (Academic Development, QM Thinking Writing, Queen Mary Careers Service, and other externally available components) and the School Research Seminar Series. The seminars aim to foster a dynamic and interdisciplinary research culture emanating across the social sciences and humanities in support of individual scholarship and collaborative research.
View all upcoming and previous research events organised by the School of Business and Management.
Our expert careers consultants are on hand to assist you in selecting and applying for the roles or pathways which are right for you and your career. They organise employability talks, workshops, and networking opportunities. In addition to these events, students have access to training and development opportunities through the Queen Mary Academy website.
There are opportunities for our students to undertake paid teaching work to help develop teaching skills as well as invaluable insights into a key part of the academic profession. Our PhD researchers go on to work in education, research and business institutions across the world.