The Rennes School of Business PhD programme integrates students into a rich and varied academic environment over 3 years, exposing them to top level research in their chosen discipline. The programme uses a mix of specialised teaching and research activities to enable students to acquire specialist knowledge in their domain, preparing them for an outstanding career. We wiil seek to recruit 3 or 4 excellent students on to the programme in September 2024.
The mission of the PhD programme is to enable participants to develop the necessary research and analytical skills to bring a valuable contribution to their area of academic expertise. Over the three years of the programme, participants are prepared for international, research-driven academic careers or research positions in multinational companies, organisations or institutions.
The PhD programme has a standard duration of 36 months for full-time students. It is structured around methods and specialised courses as well as various formats to acquire the best academic skills.
Foundation and two methods courses
“Rennes SB Expertise” sessions
Annual PhD workshop
Students present their work (March/April) for discussion and feedback with a panel of other students and academics from Rennes SB or external. Students can use the discussion and feedback to inform their Annual Progress Review (APR) documents. Participation in the annual workshop and APR is mandatory for continued registration.
The Research Lab and the research centres run a regular series of seminars during term time. Attendance at seminars relevant to the student’s research and/or organised by the relevant research center is strongly encouraged.
Conferences, Conferences Funding and Training Course Funding
Students are encouraged to present their work at national and international conferences. Funds are made available to enable students to attend conferences and courses.
Postgraduate Teaching or Research Assistant
The opportunity is available for PhD students to be employed as a Postgraduate Teaching Assistant (PGTA) to assist in the running of undergraduate student lectures and tutorials from Year 2 onwards. In addition to enabling students to develop their skill-set, this experience is a valuable addition to their CV as future academics.
The Rennes SB PhD programme waives all tuition fees to welcome outstanding candidates.
Applications are open between January 1 and March 31, 2024
Candidates should complete the application form provided below (“Apply Here” button) and return it with all the required documents listed at the end of the application form to firstname.lastname@example.org between 1 January and31 March 2024. The subject line of the e-mail should be “Name Surname – Ph.D. application”.
Before starting we remind you that you will need to provide a short research proposal linked to one of the Research Centre orientations, preferably with a proposed Rennes SB supervisor.
Please explore our Research Centres sites below and the Faculty profiles to ensure that your research area fits with Rennes SB’s orientations.
The Rennes SB PhD programme waives all tuition fees to attract the best candidates.
Registration fees: €500 per year.
Rennes SB Scholarships
Rennes SB offers two scholarships of €20,400 net per year to exceptional students for specific projects.
To apply for these scholarships you should consult the current calls section, or contact a professor from Rennes SB to discuss potential projects with them before applying. Students may also apply for an external 3-year scholarship from a company, governmental or academic institution. Examples of information on national or international PhD funding bodies can be found below:
National and international scholarships