PhD studies at Bangor Business School

Bangor Business School offers a lively and supportive research community for PhD students. Students are provided with excellent facilities, including doctoral student offices with individual workstations and networked access to financial data.

Our current PhD students are a lively and friendly community. Their areas of research interest are as diverse and interesting as their backgrounds.

If you'd like to talk with us about embarking on a programme of postgraduate research then please contact us to start the discussion.

The study experience

Bangor Business School’s MA and MSc programmes provide a springboard for many of our doctoral students, but for those holding a relevant Masters degree from elsewhere, Bangor University’s Doctoral Training Programme provides a broader introductory year and offers a wide choice of transferable skills courses including data handling, information searching, experimental design, applied statistics, academic writing, communication and presentation.

All PhD students are encouraged to present research papers at research seminars in their second and third years, followed by presentation of a revised version at national or international workshops, including the all-Wales research colloquia held at the residential conference centre at Gregynog.

Postgraduates may be eligible to receive financial support from the School to publish their research and to present high-quality research papers at conferences, with additional support where necessary for assistance by a language advisor in the case of overseas students working in a second language.

Where do our PhD graduates go?

The important contribution made by our doctoral programme to the training of future researchers, and hence to the academic vitality of the discipline, is reflected in the appointment of many of our recent PhD graduates to lectureships and research posts worldwide. In recent years, our PhD graduates have been appointed staff members at Bangor Business School and other leading universities including Reading University, CASS Business School at City University, Exeter University, Essex University, University of Rome 3, University of Manchester, University of Loughborough and University of Edinburgh.

In addition to those who have taken up positions as early career researchers in universities in the UK and overseas, other PhD graduates have been recruited directly by research units in central banks, investment banks and international financial institutions (including ECB and BIS).