Fully funded PhD studentships available Fully funded PhD studentships available

The Call for the 2017/18 ESRC SeNSS studentships (35 in total) is now open. The funds are available on a competitive basis across the Universities in the SeNSS Consortium. Social Science graduates from a wide variety of disciplines are encouraged to apply. 

Fully Funded PhD Studentships in Social Sciences: Business Management

Eligibility: UK/EU/International

Deadline: 30 January 2017

Faculty of Social Sciences Graduate School Research PhD Studentships are offered to prospective candidates for the academic year 2017/8.

The Studentships will be available under the Scheme to applicants who, in their research proposal, can clearly demonstrate academic excellence in areas relevant to the strategic interests of the Norwich Business School.

Please see our Academic Profiles for the research interests of individual members of staff.

The Studentships cover tuition fees (UK/EU rates), a tax-free maintenance grant (currently £14,296 per year), and a research training support grant. International students are welcome to apply; a small number of studentships will be available to cover full international fees.

Applications for all studentships are invited from suitably qualified graduates. Candidates applying for a PhD studentships should hold, or expect to hold, relevant undergraduate and Master’s degrees (or equivalent) including some research experience. Candidates applying for a 1+3 studentship should hold or expect to hold a relevant undergraduate degree. Candidates who have studied outside of the UK should typically hold, or expect to hold, qualifications at an equivalent level to those mentioned above. Candidates will be interviewed, usually via telephone or Skype, as part of the selection process. EU and International applicants may be required to provide evidence of competence in the English Language.

To be considered for this award, you should make an application for admission to a PhD in the normal manner, but you should indicate the intention to be considered for an open studentship under the Postgraduate Studentships Scheme. It is a requirement that your research falls within our Areas of Supervision In the application you should indicate how your research falls within one or more these areas and whom would be a potential primary supervisor. Please contact either the postgraduate admissions tutor, Dr Nishikant Mishra, or your potential supervisor to discuss and develop the best possible proposal and application.

To discuss the application process, please contact the UEA PGR Office - email: pgr.enquiries.admiss@uea.ac.uk- tel: (01603) 591709. Please click to access the application form to apply for a PhD.

Postgraduate Scholarships in Business, Accounting and Management

Norwich Business School (NBS) has five openings for Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) positions for Home and EU applicants that provide studentships for doctoral research studies along with offering teaching experience and other support to help fast-track academic careers while at the same time gaining a PhD. The latest HEFCE assessment of research excellence (REF2014) puts Norwich Business School 17th overall in the UK out of 101 institutions and in 9th place for the quality of its research publications (Times Higher Education).

The School is looking for a total of five GTAs in the following research and teaching areas:

  • Accounting;
  • Finance;
  • Employment Systems and Institutions;
  • Business Regulation;
  • Innovation & Technology and Operations Management;
  • Marketing, Entrepreneurship & Strategy.

We would particularly welcome an interest to do research on wellbeing in the work place and IT or telecommunications business research. The main research theme for the School is “Responsible Business”.

Studying in Norwich Business School (NBS) will be a life changing experience, equipping you with the expertise, knowledge, skills and experience to fast track a successful academic career. The key components of the NBS GTA Scheme are as follows:

  • Full tuition fees (Home/EU level of fees)
  • A tax-free maintenance grant (currently £14,296 per year)
  • Conference and training fund £1000 per year
  • Developing Teaching Skills: 20 credit Masters’ module, which is a part of the Higher Education Practice (MA HEP) 
  • Develop teacher training relationships with teaching mentors in addition to your PhD supervisors
  • Be a member of NBS's vibrant and exceptional academic community.

Entry Requirements: 

  • Upper second (2:1) undergraduate degree and a Master’s degree. Applicants with a background outside social sciences are also welcome but may be required to undertake additional training during their PhD studies.
  • English Language:  If English is not your native language, you must fulfil the Language Requirements for research degrees (IELTS 7.0 at least 6.5 in each component)
  • These studentships are open to Home and EU students only.

Application and Recruitment process:

Applications should be made using the University’s standard system for PhD applications.

In the ‘funding information’ section of the application, you must state that you wish to be considered for the Norwich Business School Graduate Teaching Assistant 2017 funding.

The deadline for application is 16th April 2017.

For an informal discussion please contact: Research Director, Professor Raphael Markellos

Further particulars of the GTA positions can be accessed here.

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