There are three streams of funding available in the School of Management, which are listed below.

Graduate Research Scholarships

Successful applicants will be expected (i) to have a strong background in Accounting & Finance, or Marketing, Business & Society (Business Economics) and (ii) to support teaching in these areas. For full details on eligibility, please refer to the Terms and Conditions of Graduate Research Scholarships.

Studentship value: Funding lasts for up to four years for full time study. This includes:

  • Full Home/EU tuition fees
  • Annual training support fee (in years 2, 3, and 4 only)
  • Maintenance stipend £14,777 pa (2018/9 rate)
  • Scheme opens: Currently open
  • Scheme closes: 29 January 2019, 12 noon GMT.

University Funding

Applications from any field of research in the School of Management are eligible.

University Research Studentship Award (URSA)

Studentship value: Funding lasts for up to three years and a half years for full time study. This includes:

  • full tuition fees Home/EU or Overseas tuition fees
  • annual training support fee
  • maintenance stipend £14,777 pa (2018/19 rate)
  • Scheme opens: Currently open
  • Scheme closes: 29 January 2019, 12 noon GMT.

Research Councils UK Funding

ESRC South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP)

The ESRC is the UK's largest organisation for funding research on economic and social issues. Studentships are available for discipline specific study or interdisciplinary study which will involve collaboration with a partner institution.

Eligibility: Home/EU students only. Overseas applications are not eligible to apply.

Studentship value: Funding lasts for up to three years of full time study or part-time equivalent. This includes:

  • Home/EU tuition fees
  • maintenance stipend, £14,777 pa (2018/19 rate)
  • training support fee, £750 pa.

EU citizens who do not meet the residency requirement may be eligible for a tuition fees only award.

Studentships available: Approximately 45, across the partnership.

Scheme opens: Open now.
Scheme closes: 29 January 2019, 12 noon GMT.

To apply for SWDTP ESRC funding please indicate this on your application to study. The majority of funding available is for Home/EU students. Applications from any field of research in the School of Management are eligible. Please follow the steps below.

  1. You should contact a lead academic to discuss your proposed research and they will advise if you can apply.
  2. Ensure you meet the School of Management PhD entry requirements.
  3. Complete the online application form to study. You must include a 1,000 word initial research proposal in your application.
  4. ALL applicants applying for SWDTP ESRC funding MUST complete the Student Statement Form and submit this as part of their online application to study by the 29 January 2019, 12 noon GMT deadline. You can either cut and paste your 1,000 word research proposal into the Student Statement Form OR adapt it to the specific criteria on the form.

You will be notified if you have been shortlisted for interview by week commencing 18 February 2019. Interviews will be held the week commencing 4 March 2019. If successful, you will be notified by 5 April 2019. You will be expected to commence your studies on 30 September 2019.