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The Cambridge Judge Business School PhD programme

Our PhD programme is designed:

  • to prepare you for a rewarding academic career in a business school
  • to enable you to emerge as an independent researcher who can contribute to the ongoing debates in your field
  • to enable you to develop a research programme that has an impact on society and the wider world through deep engagement with firms and organisations.

Learn more about why you should join our PhD programme

Masters + PhD structure

The route to a PhD consists of:

masters degree (nine months) + PhD degree (three-four years)

From the start of the masters degree our students join one of our seven "PhD pathways" which means that they specialise in a particular discipline of Management Studies.

Explore our PhD pathways

Financial support

All PhD and MRes (Master of Research) students, as well as a number of MPhil research students, receive full funding (including University fees and a maintenance stipend) through University or departmental scholarships. Students in the fourth year of their PhD receive funding conditional on their progress.

We offer a number of scholarships for research students funded by the UK's Economic and Social Science Research Council (ESRC). These prestigious scholarships are open to UK and EU applicants. The wider University of Cambridge offers many additional funding sources for domestic and international students, such as Gates Cambridge Scholarships.

Find out more about funding your PhD