Welcome to Cranfield School of Management's Doctoral Programmes
Welcome to Cranfield School of Management, arguably the world’s most relevant business school. At Cranfield we pride ourselves on engaging with practice, while conducting world-class research that will make a difference.
Our doctoral programmes – the Cranfield PhD and the International Executive Doctorate – will equip you with the skills you need to make a real impact, either in the world of academia or in the world of practice.
The quality of our programmes is unparalleled. By participating in either the Cranfield PhD or the International Executive Doctorate you will be joining a cohort of some 12 researchers from around the world.
The international diversity of our doctoral community – around 120 researchers from 30 countries - and the excellent support provided by Cranfield faculty and staff, make the University one of the best places in the world to undertake your doctoral degree.
Do browse these pages, explore the opportunities and contact us to discuss how we can help you achieve your aspirations.
Important changes to the PhD programme:
Please note that the doctoral pages are undergoing a re-design and will shortly reflect changes to the PhD programme starting 30th September 2013.
- The new web pages will include details of the doctoral Core Research Methods Training Programme, which is compulsory for full-time and part-time researchers. This will be delivered over eight one week blocks (7 weeks in year one and one week at the start of year two for full time researchers; four weeks in both years one and year two for part time researchers). Please refer to the ‘Core Research Methods Training Programme’ section for the dates of these weeks in 2013 and 2014
- The School has a two-stage application process, which is described in full in the ‘How to Apply’ section. Please adhere to the deadlines for research proposal submission and, if you are shortlisted, submission of the University application form, to ensure you can be considered in time for the next programme starting on 30th September 2013. This is particularly important if you are seeking a bursary (applies to full-time study only).
Note: application to the full-time programme from candidates seeking full or partial funding is now closed. However, self-funded full or part time applicants may still apply (deadline of 31st May for formal, 2nd stage, application).
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