University of Essex

PhD programmes

Doctoral scholarships

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Want to do a PhD? Are you a high achiever? Apply for our University of Essex Social Sciences Doctoral Scholarships to receive a fee waiver or discount, doctoral stipend, training bursary and Proficio funding for three years of your studies.

Be part of a lively, global research community of more than 100 doctoral students, joining us from five continents.

Study for your PhD at Essex Business School and benefit from a stimulating research environment and supervision by world-leading academics.

PhD start dates

Our research programmes usually start in January or October. Please contact us for more information.

PhD options at Essex Business School

The PhD route you take is dependent on your previous research experience.

We have programmes suited to those with Masters degrees, as well as students without a Masters. If you are unsure which route is right for you, please contact us for more information.

You can opt to study full-time or part-time over a longer period.

What our students say

Serbian student Milica Matovic is studying for her Finance PhD after receiving her undergraduate and Masters degrees from Essex Business School.

How to apply