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The University of Liverpool Management School

University of Liverpool Management School
PhD Funding Call: September 2022 entry

Reference: PHD-GTF-ULMS-2022
Closing date: 12:00pm, midday, UK time, Friday 25th March 2022

The University of Liverpool Management School is inviting applications from prospective Accounting and Finance PhD candidates with an outstanding academic achievement and research potential for a number of 4-year GTF Studentships (Graduate Teaching Fellowships) in the 2022/23 academic year.

The Accounting and Finance Group

We are one of the largest Accounting and Finance Groups in the UK, part of the triple-accredited (AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS) University of Liverpool Management School. We conduct evidence-based, practice-relevant research, with key areas of expertise being empirical asset pricing, corporate governance, market-based accounting and international macro-finance.

4-year Graduate Teaching Fellowships (GTFs) in Accounting and Finance

The Graduate Teaching Fellowships provide an opportunity for applicants with a Master’s degree (preferably a Distinction grade) in a relevant subject and a strong commitment to research, to combine studying for a PhD in Accounting and Finance with the acquisition of teaching experience.

In year one of the programme, fellows are required to demonstrate progress in developing their research skills and knowledge by completing 4 PhD-level modules in Accounting and Finance. Successful candidates will be required to complete a total of 300 hours of teaching during their programme, alongside the doctoral research thesis.

GTFs will receive an annual stipend of £15,609 plus a fee waiver and will have access to student support funds in line with the wider doctoral training provision at ULMS. These fellowships are open to all nationalities. Overseas students will receive a fee waiver at the Home rate but a top up payment may be available subject to budget. The maintenance grant for Overseas and Home students is the same amount.

How to Apply

Applicants must complete all sections of the University Postgraduate Study Application Form. Applications to be made via the University of Liverpool Apply Online, system, selecting Accounting & Finance as their programme of study:

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In the Finance section select funding source Sponsor and insert ‘PHD-GTF-ULMS-2022 studentship’ in the box below. Also include this as the first line of your Personal Statement.

Alongside the completed application form and Personal Statement, applicants should submit the following supporting documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Two academic reference letters, signed and on letter headed paper
  • University transcripts
  • English Language qualifications

All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language (IELTS 7.0 average overall and a minimum of 6.5 in each component), and, where relevant, are required to provide evidence of this. Qualifications accepted by the University include GCSE English; GCE O level English; AS Level English; A Level English Language; IELTS; Cambridge Proficiency etc. Please refer to the full list here.

*Stipend amount of £15,609, for 2021/22 is for guidance purposes only, with stipend for 2022/23 to be advised.

  • Degree certificates
  • Personal statement
  • Research proposal**.

Informal enquiries can also be directed to the ULMS Research Support Team (

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