PhD in Marketing and reputation will develop skills of critical thinking, intellectual capacity and creativity. During your PhD in the area of Marketing and Reputation, you will develop your critical thinking, intellectual capacity and creativity. You will work with your academic supervisors to engage with industry and publish your ideas. You’ll be an important member of the academic community at Henley.
Our postgraduate research students are drawn from all over the world and you’ll benefit from a dynamic research environment. You’ll have supervision from an internationally renowned faculty, and a program of personal development modules and workshops. You’ll also benefit from our dedicated administrative support, and outstanding facilities.
We recognize that as a PhD student, you’ll enrich the ideas within your academic discipline and in practice. You are therefore invited to play an active role in the department and are invited to research seminars, conferences and guest talks. You’ll also be encouraged to make external links with practitioners and academics in their field. This will be through presentation of your work at international conferences, and there is financial support for this activity.
Due to the taught elements of this program we will only consider applications for full-time, campus-based students. For part-time or distance options, please instead consider the Henley Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) programme. For this reason, we also do not currently offer an option for January entry.
Henley Business School holds triple-accreditation status and enjoys a reputation for high quality academic and applied research. It is part of the University of Reading, consistently rated among the UK’s most research-intensive institutions.
PhD level programs
- Business Administration
Scholarship Benefits and Details:
These scholarships cover full fees and £15,000 stipend for 1 year – renewable for a further 2 years subject to performance.
International students are eligible.
You must complete a formal application to the Marketing & Reputation PhD Programme, and be in receipt of an offer before applying for a studentship.
You are to have achieved (or be expected to achieve) a Distinction at Masters level or equivalent including a distinction in a dissertation or thesis, or have similar relevant experience.
The scholarship is available for 1 year and renewable for a further 2 years subject to performance (max. 3 years from initial registration).
How to apply
The application process normally consists of three main steps:
- Formal application
- Shortlisting based on the documents you upload in your application;
- Formal interview to assess your suitability to pursue a PhD at Henley Business School.
Before we can begin to review your suitability for our program you will first need to complete a formal application through our RISIS Application Portal; once you have submitted your application we will be able to provide you with further information on the admissions process.
You can apply either by:
Submitting your own research proposal which should be a well-developed document of about 6-7 pages which should:
- identify the motivation of your study
- place it within relevant literature, highlighting the current gap and potential research questions
- state your intended methodology
- show understanding of the data (if any) necessary and show relevant sources
- discuss a reasonable intended timeline to completion, reflecting on issues you may encounter during your studies as presented above
Or, if you would like to apply for a studentship then we will favor applications in one of the areas listed on the “Research Areas” page. If you would like to apply to work on one of these projects please include a Research Proposal with your application that aligns with the project that you are interested in.
Your application will then be reviewed by potential supervisors, to assess suitability for our program. You do not need to contact a potential supervisor before you submit your application, although if applying with your own research proposal, it is good practice to identify a potential supervisor whose research interests align with it, explaining exactly how your research fits the academics current research interests. You can find information on potential supervisors on the M&R Supervisors section of our website.
Please note that due to supervisor capacity entry onto our program is extremely competitive, and eligibility is assessed against several criteria including previous education or relevant experience, and how well your research proposal aligns with the interests of the department.
After reviewing your application, our faculty may decide to invite you to interview – this is an opportunity to discuss your research proposal in more detail, and to ask further questions regarding the M&R PhD Program. Feedback from interviews should be discussed directly with the faculty involved.
If applying for a Henley Studentship then you must also discuss this with your potential supervisors at the interview, as they will need to provide a statement of support to sponsor your application.
Following successful application, shortlisting and interview, candidates will be provided with further details regarding enrolling onto the M&R PhD Programme.
It is also at this point that applications for studentship can be submitted – the process for this will be discussed with the PGR administrator, who can provide you with the necessary forms and information on the procedure. You must have discussed this with your potential supervisors at the interview stage.