Brunel Business School UK, is working in partnership with Ahlia University, Bahrain, in delivering the prestigious PhD (Without Residence) programme in Bahrain. It was launched in 2007 and is helping to create a new generation of scholars and business leaders, benefiting society by developing a research culture and assisting the evolution from a knowledge-consuming society to a knowledge-producing society.
A research degree in business and management from a UK university with an international reputation is a highly sought-after qualification. But until very recently, studying for a UK doctorate meant spending at least three years in the UK and anyone who was unable to do this will not be able to achieve their dream of gaining a UK based PhD. This doctoral programme represents a unique opportunity to gain a UK PhD and be part of Brunel Business.
Research in Brunel Business School has grown substantially in both quantity and quality in research years. In REF2014 Brunel Business School ranked 20th department in the UK in research intensity up from 65th place in REF2008. Today over 85% of the Brunel Business School staff are research active working in a research community of six well-focused research groups, all with international profiles and collaborative research initiatives. On the other hand, Ahlia University staff make a vibrant research oriented community. Together Brunel and Ahlia are cooperating to produce a strong inter-institutional research environment. You should therefore be assured that you will be offered all the support, guidance, research experience and expertise to help you to successfully complete your PhD.
Brunel is a well‑established, research-led university with an international reputation. Ahlia University is a much younger institution, yet we still see research as an integral part of our policy and philosophy because we believe there should be two sides to a university: teaching and learning on the one side and research on the other. Choosing this research degree programme means that you benefit and many ways from both universities:
The key requirements for obtaining a PhD are:
To support you in your research you will be assigned two supervisors. One of your supervisors will be an academic from Ahlia University; the other will be an academic from Brunel Business School. Whilst PhD students are expected to work independently, the role of your supervisors will be to provide guidance and direction throughout your time as a PhD student. Your Ahlia supervisor will be on hand for face to face meetings and you will have regular contact with your Brunel supervisor by email and other online communications means.
Applicants are normally expected to hold a good honours degree in a relevant academic discipline. You should also have successfully completed a Master’s degree.
If English is not your first language and you have not previously been taught in English, you will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in English. Brunel University recognises a range of qualifications. For further details, visit: www.brunel.ac.uk/international/languagerequirements.
Full-time only. You will be expected to complete your PhD in 3 years. Assessment is based on your submitted thesis and its oral defence in a viva voce. This will be held at Brunel University London in the UK and will be conducted under Brunel regulations.
The fees for the programme are continuously updated and are published here:
http://www.brunel.ac.uk/bbs/research/phd-programme/fees. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to annual increments.
To support your application you should include a research proposal. This should detail the proposed area and structure of your research and should extend to about 1,000 words. Your proposal will be used to assess how consistent your research interests are with the School’s current research activities, to judge whether the research is possible, necessary and timely and to decide whether you have the appropriate skills to carry out your proposed study.
Please describe your research area and research issues of interest and also the rationale for your research. You should also identify the relationship between the literature and your proposed research and discuss the importance of your research interest: is it something that is absent from the current literature or something that needs further development? Please also provide information about your proposed methodology and specify any conceptual or technical limitations.
Please send your initial queries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit this site: https://evision.brunel.ac.uk/urd/sits.urd/run/siw_ipp_lgn.login?process=siw_ipp_app&code1=MGTRESDFTN&code2=0001. You will need to upload the completed application form and supporting documents in the links provided. You will need to support your application with a detailed research proposal and two references. please take particular care to ensure that your personal statement (Section 19) fully explains why you are interested in studying for a PhD, how a PhD will contribute to your future career plans and why you have chosen Brunel’s PhD without residence programme at Ahlia University. Supporting documents:
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