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Leeds University Business School Marketing Department Scholarship (February 2025)


Key facts

Friday 7 June 2024
Funding start date
Saturday 1 February 2025
Number of funding places
Country eligibility
International (open to all nationalities, including the UK)
Source of funding
University of Leeds
<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

Doctoral research students in marketing will develop the ability to pursue research that advances the frontiers of the marketing discipline and solves business and marketing problems using advanced research tools and techniques. They will learn how to derive implications from their research results and communicate their findings to policy makers, practitioners, and academics. <br /> <br /> The PhD Programme supports doctoral research students and enables them to develop skills in analysis of different types of data using a range of techniques and approaches. Furthermore, doctoral research students are expected to attend and participate in seminars, workshops, and conferences organised by the Marketing Department, more widely within Leeds University Business School and the Doctoral College. This helps expose doctoral research students to new research ideas and practices and create a stimulating environment for innovative thinking and impactful scholarly research.

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible"Full description</h2>

<p><strong>The Marketing Department&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>As a world-leading centre for marketing, the department produces outstanding and impactful research. Drawing upon research and scholarship, the department seeks to provide students an exceptional educational experience, offering skills and capabilities for competing in a global market. We are among the world&rsquo;s top-ranking education units in Marketing, delivering world-class teaching that combines state of the art research and scholarship. Among Russell Group research-intensive Universities, we are 2<sup>nd</sup>&nbsp;for Marketing (Complete University Guide 2024).</p> <p>Departmental members often collaborate with scholars in world-class universities as well as with companies and public-sector bodies. The research undertaken covers a broad range of marketing topics, mainly in the areas of <a href="">Global and Strategic Marketing</a>, Consumer Behavour, Branding and Communications and Sustainability. Research has been published in numerous world-class academic journals including <em>Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Consumer Psychology, Journal of International Busness Studies, International Journal of Research in Markting, Journal of Retailing </em>and<em> Journal of Service Research.&nbsp;</em></p> <p>Further Information about the Marketing Division can be found on our <a href="">website.</a>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Information about the Award</strong></p> <ul> <li>We are offering 1&nbsp;full-time PhD scholarship in the Marketing Department for International candidates (Including UK), matching UKRI maintenance stipend (currently &pound;18,622 in 2023/24) and tuition fees for three and a half years, subject to satisfactory progress.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p><strong>Duration of the Award</strong></p> <ul> <li>Full-time (3.5 years). The award will be made for one year in the first instance and renewable for a further period of up to two and a half years, subject to satisfactory progress.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p><strong>Other Conditions</strong></p> <ul> <li>Applicants must not have already been awarded or be currently studying for a doctoral degree.&nbsp;</li> <li>Awards must be taken up by 1<sup>st</sup>&nbsp;February 2025</li> <li>Applicants must live within a reasonable distance of the University of Leeds whilst in receipt of this scholarship.</li> </ul>

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Faculty information</h2>

<h3><strong>Information about Leeds University Business School&nbsp;</strong></h3> <p>We are a leading, full-service business school, regularly world ranked by the Financial Times,&nbsp;QS and The Economist, and one of a small number of schools worldwide to be triple accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. We deliver undergraduate, masters, MBA, PhD, executive and professional education and online study, to over 5000 students from around 100 countries.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="">The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021</a> deemed 90% of the Business School&rsquo;s submitted research to be either &lsquo;world-leading&rsquo; or &lsquo;internationally excellent&rsquo; overall. The School is a faculty of the University of Leeds, one of the leading higher education institutions in the UK, ranked 75 in the <a href="">top 100 universities in the world</a> (QS rankings 2024) and a member of the prestigious <a href="">Russell Group</a> of research-intensive UK universities.&nbsp;</p> <p>Our teaching and research is organised around our six departments: Accounting and Finance; Economics; International Business; Management; Marketing, and Work and Employment Relations. Much of our research involves cross-departmental, cross-university, cross-institutional and international collaborations organised through cross-disciplinary research centres. Our mission is to make an exceptional impact on business and society globally through leadership in research and teaching.&nbsp;</p>

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<p><strong>Stage 1:</strong> First, apply for a research place of study by completing a study application form. Please state clearly that the funding you wish to be considered for is &lsquo;Leeds University Business School Marketing Department Scholarship&rsquo;.&nbsp;You will be expected to meet our<a href=""> eligibility criteria for PhD candidates</a>, including the English language requirements if your first language is not English. Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the <a href="">application portal.</a>&nbsp;Once you have received your student ID number (a 9-digit number) move onto stage 2.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Stage 2: </strong>Apply for the Marketing Department Scholarship&nbsp; by working your way through the <a href="">scholarship application form.</a>&nbsp;You must submit your scholarship application by <strong>12.00 p.m. on 7th&nbsp;June 2024.</strong></p> <p>If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the <a href="">Faculty&rsquo;s minimum English language requirements.</a></p> <p><em>As an international research-intensive university, we welcome students from all walks of life and from across the world. We foster an inclusive environment where all can flourish and prosper, and we are proud of our strong commitment to student education. Across all Faculties we are dedicated to diversifying our community and we welcome the unique contributions that individuals can bring, and particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to Black, Asian, people who belong to a minority ethnic community, people who identify as LGBT+ and people with disabilities. Applicants will always be selected based on merit and ability.</em></p>

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">Entry requirements</h2>

Applicants to this scholarship in the Marketing Department should ideally have a first-class or at least a good upper second-class undergraduate degree. Candidates should hold a British Masters degree (or equivalent degree from an overseas university) or an equivalent professional qualification with a minimum average score of 60 percent (or equivalent); and in an appropriate academic discipline. Applicants who are uncertain about the requirements for a particular research degree are advised to contact the School or Graduate School prior to making an application.

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">English language requirements</h2>

The minimum English language entry requirement for the LUBS department is an IELTS of 7.0 overall with at least 6.0 in each component (reading, writing, listening and speaking) or equivalent. The test must be dated within two years of the start date of the course in order to be valid.

<h2 class="heading">Contact details</h2>

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