Conduct your own research to solve pressing issues affecting society and the planet.

To come at business from new angles, we need research into the newest models and methodologies. You can help provide the evidence base that’ll encourage organisations to start working in a more people and planet-focused way.

To get businesses working differently, we need the research to back that up. That’s why our work at Loughborough Business School is centred on the questions that need to be addressed most urgently, to help organisations balance their economic priorities with their social and environmental ones. From Brexit and what it means for our supply chains, to the future of work and the part organisations can play in building fairer and more balanced ecosystems.

As a doctoral researcher, you will have the chance to contribute to these debates, focusing on the area you feel inspired by most – to create your own research and help move policy and practice forward. You’ll attend conferences and symposia, work on joint publications with your supervisor, and become an integral part of our vibrant research community.

Our research attracts talented academics from the around the world who want to be at the forefront of rethinking the way business is done.

Why Loughborough?

Top 150 in the world for Business and Management Studies (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024)
86% of our business and management research is 'world-leading' or 'internationally-excellent' (Research Excellence Framework 2021)