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PhD in Business and Management

A message from our PhD Programme Director

It is a great pleasure for me to welcome you to the School of Business and Management (SBM) at Queen Mary University of London, one of the leading research institutions in the UK. Queen Mary University of London has been ranked 9th in the UK for research quality in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF), and we are a member of the Russell Group, the UK’s 24 leading universities. PhD students in SBM have access to excellent opportunities for research training and development. In partnership with Imperial College, London and King’s College London, we run the ESRC London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership, which provides our research students with enhanced opportunities for training, development and networking.

Once you start your doctoral study, you will quickly realize that the School of Business and Management, is a business and management school with a difference. Not only are we positioned at the cutting edge of research, but our research is also characterized by its interdisciplinarity, diversity, critical rigour and commitment to the values of social justice, sustainability and good governance.

I was a PhD student here, and I sincerely hope that during your time with us you will enjoy the dynamic research environment in the School, the collegiality of the academic staff and your peers, the beautiful canal-side location of our Mile End campus, and the multicultural vibrancy of east London, as much as I did. Studying for a research degree will be one of the most exciting and challenging stages in your life, and you will be making an excellent decision by choosing the School of Business and Management as your home during this period.

You, as PhD students, are the life-blood of the dynamic research culture that we nurture at SBM. Postgraduates are a central part of the research community at SBM, representing a substantial proportion of our research activity. You will be joining a community of internationally renowned researchers that make up the School of Business and Management. As members of this community, you will work closely with academic staff at the forefront of their discipline, and you will be joining an intellectually stimulating, friendly and supportive environment that can help you realize your full potential.

I look forward to welcoming you to SBM, and I hope that you will join us in asking novel, sometimes difficult, questions, in conducting interesting and meaningful research, and in practicing scholarship with commitment.

Professor Ahu Tatli
PhD Programme Director

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