At the Kemmy Business School (KBS) offers research degrees at both Masters and PhD levels.  Students can apply and register at any stage of the academic year for a research degree, both part-time and full-time, as applications are considered monthly during the academic year.  A Master’s degree by thesis involves in-depth research on a topic leading to a thesis of 60,000 words over the course of one to two years. A PhD involves in-depth research on a topic and an original contribution to knowledge, leading to a thesis of 100,000 words, examined by a viva voce exam. The PhD thesis generally takes 4 years to complete.

At the KBS you’ll find a vibrant research environment with faculty who are leaders in their field. We offer a structured PhD programme designed to allow research students to build up the skill set they need in order to tackle their particular research project. All our PhD students work with two or more supervisors, and our students also work closely in peer-based research groups and themes. These factors create a supportive and intellectually rich environment in which to work.  Download our KBS Masters by Research and PhD brochure

We have a strong focus on translational research – research that has impact and consequences for organisational change and public policy – and the skills our students develop are transferable to a wide variety of careers in academia, business, government and non-profit organisations. Our students are connected to the wide range of international research groups in which faculty are active, and through the School’s membership of PRME, to a wide network of UN Global Compact companies.

The collegiality of PhD students at KBS and the monthly PhD colloquia run by the student group make for a warm and supportive atmosphere in which students can thrive and progress. Our facilities are excellent. From the cutting-edge trading floor in our custom-designed Business School building to the excellent sports complex, and student housing in the spectacular riverside setting of the campus itself, you will find KBS offers everything you need to achieve your research goals.