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Management Scholarships


Key facts

Sunday 8 March 2020
Funding start date
Thursday 1 October 2020
Number of funding places
Country eligibility
International (open to all nationalities, including the UK)
Source of funding
University of Leeds
Key staff
Dr Nicky Shaw
Research groups/institutes
Adaptation Information Management and Technology, Centre for Decision Research, Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies, Centre for Operations and Supply Chain Research, Centre for Technology Innovation and Engagement, Socio-Technical Centre, Workplace Behaviour Research Centre
<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

The Management Division at the University of Leeds invites applications from excellent UK/EU and international students for three fully funded PhDs in management. Faculty members are involved in research at the forefront of the management discipline, including a wide range of subjects from five broad management themes: i) decision research, II) entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship, iii) logistics and information management, iv) organisational behaviour and v) management learning.

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

<p>Doctoral students in the Management Division are well supported through supervision and training.&nbsp;This helps to develop their skills in data analysis as well as dissemination of their work through seminars and conferences, both at Divisional and Faculty levels, and beyond.</p> <p>Candidates are not discouraged from developing their own ideas and interest, however we strongly recommend that their proposed research is clearly located within one or more of our core research themes and also considers individual faculty members&rsquo;&nbsp;research interests. For more information about our areas of research expertise and potential supervisors please consult our <a href="">website</a>.</p> <h2>Funding details</h2> <p>We are offering three full-time PhD scholarships as follows:</p> <ul> <li>Two full-time PhD scholarships for two UK/EU candidates covering a maintenance stipend and UK/EU tuition fees for three years, subject to satisfactory progress.</li> <li>One full-time PhD scholarship for one international candidate covering a maintenance stipend and international tuition fees for three years, subject to satisfactory progress.</li> </ul> <p>Maintenance stipends are paid at the UK Research Council rate (&pound;15,009 in 2019/20, the rate is reviewed annually).</p>

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<h2>Leeds University Business School</h2> <p>We are a leading, full-service business school, regularly world ranked by the Financial Times, 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 3000 students from around 100 countries.</p> <p>We are a top ten business and management research institution, according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). The School is one of the leading higher education institutions in the UK, ranked in the top 100 universities in the world (QS rankings 2020) and a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive UK universities.</p> <p>LUBS is a single-school Faculty of the University of Leeds, with annual income of &pound;74.5m and some 425 staff across six Divisions. Our mission is to make an exceptional impact on business and society globally through leadership in research and teaching. We deliver undergraduate, masters, MBA, PhD, executive and professional education and online study, to over 4,500 students from around 100 countries.</p>

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

<p>In order to apply for this scholarship, you should first <a href="">apply for a place on the PhD programme</a> at Leeds University Business School.</p> <p>You should then <a href="">apply for the scholarship</a>, using the student ID number you received after submitting your PhD application.</p> <p>You must have submitted all the <a href="">relevant documents</a> in support of your PhD application by the scholarship closing date.</p> <p>If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the Leeds University Business School&nbsp;minimum English language requirements (below)&nbsp;before registration. You do not need to have met the requirement at the time you apply.</p> <p><em>We welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.</em></p>

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

To be eligible for the PhD programme, you 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.

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IELTS of 7.0 overall, with at least 6.0 in each component (reading, writing, listening and speaking) or equivalent.

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

<p>For further information, please contact the Graduate School Office or visit our <a href="">website</a>.</p> <p></p> <p>0113 343 4596</p>

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