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Chester Business School is home to an intimate and burgeoning community of research active academics and doctoral students who want to tackle issues of national and international significance. Our team of experienced and upcoming researchers have published widely in areas such as thriving and resilience at work and workplace/management education; tourism and destination development and management; marketing communications and brand management; and enterprise, leadership and management. Our community holds numerous international journal editorships in these areas and our doctoral students hold significant responsibility nationally.

Doctoral research at Chester Business School aspires to tackle national and international issues relevant to real managers in real organisations. Our two Professional Doctorates are increasingly popular with senior professionals who want to be recognised for making a difference: our Chester DBA is for successful MBA graduates and our Chester DProf is for successful Master’s graduates in a range of specialised fields. Chester Business School also hosts PhD students on issues of national or international significance. We welcome applications from talented senior professionals who feel they can contribute to our selective community – please visit our PhD page.

Research Areas

See our Doctoral Research and PhD pages for details of our priority research areas and associated potential doctoral supervisors.  

Entry Months

These Research Degrees usually commence annually in October and February.


If you require any further details regarding doctoral provision please contact Prof Kelvin Leong (