The Brighton Business School offers PhD students a research environment focused on the full range of disciplines associated with contemporary business structures and practices.
Our research centre, the Centre for Change, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management (CENTRIM) brings together academic expertise with a long, successful history in business development through international partnerships and consultancies.
Working with partners in industry, academia and government, we strive to produce groundbreaking concepts to explain, harness and improve innovation, entrepreneurship and change management.
Our PhD students are supervised across sets of specialities including:
- Economics / finance
- Innovation studies
- Management studies
As a PhD student you will join a department whose work tackles the complex problems facing economies, businesses, and wider society. We are committed to academic research of international excellence, providing scientific evidence and generating new insights into the processes of enterprising and managing innovation and change.
We generate data to test new theories and transfer our findings into boardrooms and beyond. Our research follows high academic standards and is published in international peer-reviewed academic conferences and journals.
We welcome students with business experience that can further enhance our contact with and direct relevance to industry and enterprise. It is also possible to take the PhD directly after undergraduate study and capitalise on academic momentum.
Our doctoral graduates work in academia, consultancy and in the business world internationally.
In the application portal you can select Business and management or, if appropriate, one of the school's sub-groups: marketing, law, economics, innovation studies.