What will I learn?

The Business School seeks to set the agenda across a wide range of business disciplines. Our research areas are staffed by teams whose work has real influence in business, government, and the public sector.

The School has significant research expertise in the following subject areas: Accounting and Finance; Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Management Science and Business Economics; Marketing; Organisation Studies; Strategy.

We aim to provide a highly dynamic and supportive research environment for our large and diverse graduate communit.

Training and support

This programme also encourages and supports training in transferable skills and personal development.

While the development of such skills is an integral element of the taught courses offered in Year 1 of the programme, the School and the wider University provide numerous additional opportunities.

Optional courses and learning opportunities are available and details are provided at the beginning and throughout each academic year.

Which department am I in?

Business School

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
£21,150.00 (21,45,030) per year
Additional Programme Costs: £200

This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022


The University of Edinburgh

Student Recruitment and Admissions,

33 Buccleuch Place,



EH8 9JS, Scotland

Entry requirements

For international students

For entry to the PhD programme applicants must meet the following minimum academic qualifications. A postgraduate masters degree from an accredited institution in the UK or overseas showing evidence of above-average academic achievement. This includes:.a degree classification with a mark of 65% or more overall (University of Edinburgh level, or overseas equivalent). normally a masters dissertation at the distinction level (University of Edinburgh level, or overseas equivalent) in accounting, finance, or related disciplines. IELTS (International English Language Testing System): total 7.0 (at least 6.0 in each module). TOEFL-iBT (including Special Home Edition): total 100 (at least 20 in each module). We do not accept TOEFL MyBest Score to meet our English language requirements.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.