Faculty of Business and Law studentships

An opportunity for fully-funded PhD studentships  starting  on 1 October 2019 is currently being offered by the Faculty of Business and Law.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 23 May 2019.

About the studentship

We are looking for applications from excellent candidates who are wishing to complete a PhD project in a subject area that aligns with the Faculty’s research strengths. You can explore the Business and Law research groups and centres for further information on these research strengths. You are strongly advised to identify a relevant academic within the Faculty who would be willing to provide feedback on your research proposal prior to submission of the application and would also be prepared to act as your supervisor if you are successful.

The studentship will start on 1 October 2019. The funding consists  of an annual tax-free stipend of £15,009 (UKRI rate), subject to satisfactory progress, for three years. In addition, it covers annual tuition fees at full-time Home/EU rate for the length of the funding period. Please note that successful applicants who are normally required to pay overseas/international fees will have to cover the difference between the Home/EU and the overseas tuition fee rates themselves.

Guidelines for preparing your research proposal at the application stage

In the process of applying for a place on our PhD programme, you are required to submit a research proposal as an integral part of your application. This section aims to provide you with some guidelines about its content and structure.

The purpose of the proposal document (which should be within 1000-1500 words) is to indicate your area of research and to convince the faculty review panel of your readiness for PhD study in your chosen field. It is essential that in your proposal document you address the following points as clearly as possible:

  • locate your research idea within a relevant research field by making reference to key literature on which you have drawn in formulating your research aim/research questions;
  • Discuss why the issue/problem/phenomenon you are addressing is significant/original; 
  • Indicate the kind of empirical work it would involve (e.g. type and source of data) and your intended methodological approach; 
  • Give some thought to original contributions to knowledge that your thesis may make;  
  • Provide sources of reference in an academically sound way.

Eligibility criteria

  • A minimum of a good honours degree ( upper 2nd class honours degree or above) in a relevant discipline
  • A recognised English language qualification is required equivalent to IELTS 7.0 or higher

How to apply

Download and complete the Graduate School studentship application form and send it directly to the UWE Bristol Graduate School. Please ensure you have identified a prospective supervisor as explained above and include the title of the research project you propose to undertake. Also, please provide a statement about why you are interested in undertaking this PhD project and what relevant knowledge, experience and qualifications you would bring to the research.   Please see the Graduate School studentship application guidance notes for further information about how to complete the application form.

Please also complete the Equal Opportunities monitoring form and complete the first section of the Graduate School application reference sheet before sending to your nominated referees.

Closing date

The closing date for applications is 23 May 2019

Further information

Interviews are likely to take place in July 2019

If you have not heard from us by 1 August 2019, we thank you for your application, but do not wish to pursue it on this occasion.

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