Business and Law Doctorates
The Royal Docks School of Business and Law is dedicated to pioneering research that inspires positive change; whether that's paving the way for ethical business practice, securing equality and fairness in the workplace, ensuring the law works to promote human rights around the world, or analysing the damaging effects of global economic crises.
We welcome applications from would-be research students to join our school and become a part of this inspiring research community. If you study a PhD or MPhil with us, you’ll be supported all the way by our passionate, world-class academic staff to achieve your best.
Our research degree students benefit from having at least two supervisors who, between them, will have at least two successful PhD completions. Regular supervision meetings are required and students engage with a wide range of workshops and events to develop their knowledge and research skills.
Detailed research supervision areas are listed below, along with potential supervisors.
Research supervision areas
We welcome students who are interested in studying for a PhD or an MPhil. A list of potential supervisors and their areas of research is outlined to the right. To find a supervisor, look through our areas of research expertise and through our staff profiles.
September and January
University Square, Stratford or Stratford campus
3-4 years full-time
5-6 years part-time
Normally either a first class or upper second class honours degree from a UK Higher Education Institution, or an overseas qualification rated as equivalent.
Where English is not your first language, or you do not have a UK degree qualification, a minimum IELTS (or equivalent) score of 7.0 overall, with a minimum of 6.5 in all components.
In addition, we normally expect students to have a Master’s level degree in a related subject.
For information on fees and funding please check the Postgraduate Research Fees and Funding page.
For an informal discussion prior to application please contact one of our Research Degrees Leaders:
Law and Criminology: Edel Hughes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Business and Management: Professor John Chandler (email@example.com)