Fully Funded PhD Scholarships Available


2 PhD Studentships (3 years full-time)
Studentship (current): £13,590 pa; plus fees paid
Start Date: February 2013 for three years full-time study

The University of Hertfordshire is internationally recognised for its research in a range of subject areas. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, 80% of our research and all of our doctoral programmes in the Business School were judged as being of international significance. The School has one major Research Centre, CRoMES (Centre for Research on Management, Economy and Society) which has a track record of critical approaches to research in Business, Economics and Management.

We wish to build on our success and strengthen core strategic research areas by offering 2 fully funded studentships to UK/EU fee status students who are well qualified and highly motivated. Potential projects might fall into one of the following indicative and not exclusive areas:

  • Economics and business in the context of globalisation (e.g. international development, international competitiveness, migration and rising economies).
  • The sociology of work and employment, industrial relations or employment relations
  • The impacts of knowledge, innovation and ICT on Small & Medium Enterprises
  • Organizational Evolution
  • Critically informed research on Finance and Accounting
  • The creative and cultural industries, especially work and employment, emerging business practices and new technologies.
  • The development of statistical methodologies to answer real-world business problems
  • The customer experience in service contexts and interactions between the marketing and wider social systems’
  • Learning and Business
  • Management Science and Statistics, particularly relating to Health Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development

The studentships include full home fees and a tax free bursary of £13,590 per annum and are available to candidates with 1st/2.1 honours degree and/or a Master’s qualification, or equivalent research experience.

Closing date for applications: 16th November 2012

Interview Date: 28th November 2012

The application should include: A copy of your CV, a completed application form for the research studentship, a completed postgraduate application form, including your research proposal, two academic references, and copies of your transcripts from your previous studies in higher education.

For application packs and inquiries regarding research degrees please contact: Ms Janice Turner ssahri.res@herts.ac.uk. All application documents should be sent in electronic form by 16.00 on 16/11/12 by email to: Ms Janice Turner ssahri.res@herts.ac.uk.

For information on research at the Business School and other academic queries you may contact: Dr Hulya Dagdeviren (h.dagdeviren@herts.ac.uk) or Dr Mariana Dodourova (m.dodourova@herts.ac.uk).

If you do not hear from us by 15th December 2012, please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

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