Fully funded PhD studentships available Fully funded PhD studentships available

Fully Funded PhD Studentships in Social Sciences:
Business Management

Eligibility: UK/EU/International

Deadline:   20 January 2020

Faculty of Social Sciences Graduate School Research PhD Studentships are offered to prospective candidates for the academic year 2020-21.

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 (
http://www.uea.ac.uk/norwich-business-school/research ) for the research groups and interests of individual members of staff.

The Studentships cover tuition fees (UK/EU rates), a tax-free maintenance grant (currently £15,009 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 PhD studentships should hold, or expect to hold, relevant undergraduate (2:1) and Master’s degrees (65%) 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 online application for admission to a PhD but you should indicate the intention to be considered for an open studentship under the Postgraduate Studentships Scheme.  In the application you should indicate whom would be a potential supervisor. Please contact the Postgraduate Research Director Dr Pinar Guven Uslu (p.guven@uea.ac.uk ), 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.


Graduate Teaching Assistant – PhD Studentship Scheme

Deadline for all applications is 30th April 2019

Start Date: 01 October 2019

Norwich Business School (NBS) is investing in three-year PhD Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) studentships. These studentships are open to Home and EU students only.

The School is looking for five GTAs in the following research and teaching areas (please refer to https://www.uea.ac.uk/norwich-business-school/research/research-areas for details):

·         Accounting;

·         Employment Systems and Institutions;

·         Finance;

·         Innovation, Technology and Operations Management;

·         Marketing;

·         Responsible Business Regulation;

·         Strategy and Entrepreneurship.


Studying for a PhD under an NBS GTA studentship will be a life changing experience, equipping you with the expertise, knowledge, skills and experience to fast-track a successful academic career. GTAs are registered as PhD students, rather than as staff members, but participate as valuable members of the NBS academic team delivering its taught degree programmes and other activities while pursuing their own research studies under supervision.

Your doctoral research is your primary objective, but you will be given the opportunity to develop a set of other skills and experiences that are also necessary. This will include participating in the delivery of NBS undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including seminars, tutorials and marking.

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 £14,533 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

·         Be provided with a workspace, computing facilities, access to extensive resources (including staff common rooms in the TPSC), inclusion in regular research seminars and a web profile/homepage as an NBS GTA 



·         Upper second (2:1) undergraduate degree and a good merit Master’s degree (65%). 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)



Please refer to https://www.uea.ac.uk/norwich-business-school/research-degrees/how-to-apply  for the details about the application process 


For an informal discussion, please contact:

PGR Director; Dr Ricardo Malagueno de Santana; email: r.malagueno@uea.ac.uk

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