School of Business and Economics


PhD / MPhil programmes

We are passionate about the research we do here at Loughborough and have built a dynamic research community that inspires talented researchers from around the world to explore research questions that matter – both at the forefront of academic debate and in addressing the challenges faced by policy makers and the world of business.

Why Loughborough?

  • Consistently rated as a Top-10 UK business school
  • Triple accredited by AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA
  • 86% of our Business and Management research was rated as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' (Research Excellence Framework, 2021)

Doctoral researchers share their experiences

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Support and research culture

As a doctoral researcher you will join a lively community of research students and staff, becoming an integral part of the School’s research culture. Conference and symposia attendance is encouraged as is the development of joint publications with your Supervisor, which will enable you to hone and develop your research.

Doctoral researchers enjoy close interaction and collaboration with academic staff - pre-eminent researchers who are well regarded within their respective fields and active in research, publishing and professional organisations.