Faculty of Business and Law studentships

An opportunity for fully-funded PhD studentships is currently being offered by the Faculty of Business and Law. Starting January 2019.

The closing date for applications is the 1 October 2018

About the studentship

The funding will cover the annual tuition fees (Home/EU rate) and annual stipend (RCUK rate) for three years. The studentship will only fully fund applicants who are eligible for Home/EU fees. Applicants who are normally required to cover overseas fees will have to cover the difference between the Home/EU and the overseas tuition fee rates.

We are looking for applications from strong 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.

We strongly encourage you to discuss your proposed research topic with an academic staff member in your chosen subject area, search staff profiles using subject-area search terms (e.g. economics) or an individual's name.

Preparing your 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 500-1000 words) is to indicate your area of research and approach and to convince the faculty review panel of your readiness for PhD study in your chosen field. The proposal will also enable the panel to identify which research grouping is likely to have the capacity, expertise and interests in potentially supervising your intended Ph.D. project. Therefore, it is essential that your proposal document as clearly as possible:

  • Locates your research idea within a relevant research field by making reference to key literature on which you have drawn in formulating your research aims and objectives/research questions.
  • Discusses why the issue/problem/phenomenon you are addressing is significant and for whom. 
  • Indicates the kind of empirical work it would involve (e.g. type and source of data or empirical material) and discusses your intended methodological approach. 
  • Gives some thought to potential contributions to knowledge that your thesis may make. 
  • Provides sources of reference in an academically sound way.

Funding details

The studentship will start on 1 January 2019 and consists of an annual tax-free stipend of £14,777, subject to satisfactory progress, for three years. In addition, full-time tuition fees will be covered for the length of the funding period.

The studentship will only fully fund applicants who are eligible for Home/EU fees. Applicants who are normally required to cover international fees will have to cover the difference between the Home/EU and the overseas tuition fee rates.

Eligibility criteria

  • A minimum of a good honours degree (minimum of upper second class honours degree) in a relevant discipline
  • A recognised English language qualification is required

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 and include the title of the research project you propose to undertake, and detail 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 1 October 2018

Further information

If you have not heard from us by 1 November 2018, we thank you for your application, but do not wish to pursue it on this occasion.

 

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