Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools

No. 216 Name admin Date 2016-07-12 Hit 2,552
Subject PhD Scholarships in Business and Management, The Business School, University of Huddersfield
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PhD Scholarships in Business and Management

The Business School, University of Huddersfield

Qualification type


Funding for

Home/UK, EU and International Students



Funding amount

Full tuition fee plus a £14,400 bursary per annum (£1,200 per month).



Closing date

Wednesday 31st August, 2016.

Start date

October/November 2016.  Latest by January 2017.


Following our strong performance in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), the University of Huddersfield Business School is seeking to invest in a further six outstanding new PhD candidates in the area of business and management. The six successful applicants will work with excellent teams on the following specific projects:



Full project abstracts can be found on the University website.


Eligibility: The scholarships are open to all Home/UK, EU and International PhD students, who intend to begin their PhD studies for the 2016/2017 academic year.


Scholarship package: Each scholarship consists of a full tuition at the Home/UK, EU or International student fee rate and a bursary of £14,400 per annum (£1,200 per month) for a maximum of 3 years (36 months), which is subject to satisfactory annual performance and progression review.




    • Academic excellence

    • A first class or equivalent Bachelor's degree in an area closely related to the project proposal

    • A Masters degree with distinction or equivalent in an area closely related to the project proposal

    • Outstanding analytical, academic writing and English Language skills (at least, an overall academic IELTS test score of 7.5 with no score below 7.0 or equivalent for international or non-native users of English Language).

    • An exceptional knowledge of business and management, especially either in the areas of finance and financial services industry, marketing and tourism, sustainability, logistics and supply chains or entrepreneurship and rural enterprises.

    • Outstanding quantitative or qualitative data collection and analysis skills, including first class computer skills, knowledge and experience in the use of Microsoft Office and/or other qualitative or statistical packages, such as NVivo, SPSS, STATA, and EVIEWS.

    • An outstanding research proposal that fits well with the research interests of at least one of these six projects.

    • A proven ability to work both in a team and independently with minimum supervision.

    • Ability and readiness to provide high quality teaching of up to 6 hours per week within the Business School.

    • Be able to commence their studies latest by January 2017.


How to apply:


  • Complete an exceptional research proposal (maximum of 2,500 words, excluding references and any appendices), covering the following sections: (i) project title; (ii) abstract; (iii) project introduction, motivation and problem statement; (iv) project background or context; (v) project theoretical framework; (vi) project empirical literature review and propositions or hypotheses; (vi) project research design or data and research methodology; (vii) project references; and (vii) a 3-year time-table or plan to completion. The proposal must be in the area of one of these six projects. All applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate project team leaders for any questions or clarifications that they may have about the projects before submitting their applications.

  • Complete an application (see University website for application form).

  • Two good academic references

  • A current detailed CV, identifying any research employment or experience and, where applicable, details of research conference presentations or publications.

  • Transcripts and certificates (copies) of all relevant academic and/or any professional qualifications, including English Language qualifications (e.g., IELTS test score for international or non-native users of English Language applicants).


Completed applications, including all relevant documents requested above should be submitted via-email to the PGR Administrator, Mrs Hannah Spencer-Chung. Email address:


Deadline: The closing date for the receipt of completed applications is Wednesday 31st August 2016 (23.59, BST).