For the academic year beginning 1 October 2018 we are inviting applications for a number of full-time funded PhD studentships. The studentships are based at the Milton Keynes campus and students are normally expected to live within commuting distance of Milton Keynes. The studentships cover tuition fees, a generous research training support grant and a stipend (circa £14,533 per annum) for 36 months.
In order to be considered for a funded studentship your application should preferably be based on one of the advertised projects below.
Applications must include the following:
- a 1000 word proposal which indicates your knowledge of the literature, methods and likely approach to your project of interest
- a covering letter indicating your suitability for the project
- a completed application form
- certificates with transcripts, if possible, confirming your professional qualifications relevant to your application
Applicants for the PhD programme should have minimum qualifications of an upper second class honours degree 2:1 (or an equivalent) and usually a specialist masters in a subject relevant to the intended study with a strong research element.
Applicants who speak English as a foreign language and/or are applying for a Tier 4 visa must have achieved SELTS (Secure English Language Test) from a UK Border Agency-approved provider at level B2 or above in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), in all four elements (reading, writing, listening, speaking).
We also welcome full-time and part-time self-funded applications in topics in business and management, dependent on supervision availability.
The deadline for applications is 5pm GMT on Thursday 29 March 2018.
Interviews will form part of the selection process and will be held in April/May in person (or via web conference if required). PhD candidates are expected to give a 15 minute presentation about their proposal, followed by a question and answer session.
PhD project titles we are offering are listed below and you can find out more by clicking on the individual links:
Accounting and Finance
People and Organisations
- Project (PO) 02 Developing volunteer leadership
- Project (PO) 03 Exploring the possibilities of digital inclusion
Strategy and Marketing
Public Leadership and Social Enterprise
- Project (PuLSE) 05 An exploration of the relationship between identity and ethics in inter-organisational collaborations
- Project (PuLSE) 06 Re-examining the role of work spaces in collaborative work
- Project (PuLSE) 07 The influence of gender on environmental entrepreneurship
- Project (PuLSE) 08 The role of intermediaries in promoting environmental sustainability in SMEs
- Project (PuLSE) 09 Understanding context in the strategic management of public organisations