We have international expertise in the following areas: accounting and finance, operational research, international business strategy, tourism management, organisational behaviour, human resource management and industrial relations, and food marketing and supply chain management.
MA, MPhil and PhD degrees are available in most of these areas or in the general subject area of management. We encourage potential applicants to contact academic staff on an individual basis for an informal discussion before submitting a research proposal. There are contact details of individual members of staff on our website. For more information, contact the Research Secretary at the Business School.
New Route PhDs are four-year programmes for applicants without a relevant Master's degree that lead to the award of a PhD. They combine a specific research project with a programme of formal coursework. The coursework programme includes research methods training, taught subject-specific modules and interdisciplinary studies. It broadens and deepens your subject knowledge and extends your expertise in new directions. The programme also includes training in professional skills.
Please note that this is a split-site programme, so your study will be divided between two campuses: Canterbury and Medway.
The University of Kent was founded in 1965 and since then has achieved prominence as one of Britain's most innovative and enterprising universities. Our students come from many different backgrounds (there are over 110 nationalities represented at Kent) giving a rich cultural variety on campus. Students come from Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan, the United States, Nigeria and Europe as well as from the UK.