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Glasgow School for Business and Society (GSBS) – Six Funded PhD Studentships


Glasgow School for Business and Society

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About the Programme

The Glasgow School for Business and Society comprises of six academic departments. The School has an international outlook and is committed to developing partnerships across the world. With a dynamic research portfolio, GSBS leads on the societal challenge of inclusive societies as part of GCU's research strategy developed to align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This research focuses on the themes of social justice, equalities and communities, and social innovation and public policy.

We are delighted to announce six fully-funded studentships and invite applications in the areas listed below. A research proposal is required in your application. Your proposal should outline what you want to research and how it links to the work of the relevant Department. We hope to offer a studentship in each of the following areas:

Department of Economics and Law

  • Social Justice

Department of Fashion, Marketing, Tourism and Events

  • Lifestyle Choices and Sustainable Consumption

Department of Finance, Accounting and Risk

  • Risk, Governance (with a focus on finance and financial services) 

Department of Management and Human Resource Management

  • Sustainable and Responsible Leadership/Management Post-Pandemic

Department of Media and Journalism

  • Sustainable Screen Industries/Green Media (Arts Based Research, TV drama script output preferred) ​

Department of Social Sciences

  • Social Sciences for the Common Good

Applicants should possess an honours degree (2:1 or above) and/or Masters degree in a related area of study, demonstrating sufficient evidence of academic/research ability in their chosen research area.

Further details of fees, scholarships and discounts at https://www.gcu.ac.uk/research/postgraduateresearchstudy/

Successful candidates will undertake their projects as 3 year full-time PhD study programmes with an expected start date of 1 October 2021

Candidates are encouraged to contact potential research supervisors from the above relevant Departments before applying.

How to apply

To make an application, visit https://www.gcu.ac.uk/research/postgraduateresearchstudy/applicationprocess/ and begin by selecting your chosen subject area.

Applicants shortlisted for the PhD studentships will be contacted for an interview within four weeks from the closing date.

Please send any other enquires regarding your application to:

The application deadline for studentships is 23 March 2021.

For further information, please contact the relevant Head of Department and visit departmental websites to explore current areas of research expertise.


Funding Notes

The studentships of £20,009 per year are for three years. The studentship covers the payment of tuition fees (£4,400 for UK students or £15,500 for EU/International students) plus an annual stipend of £15,609 for UK students or an annual scholarship of £4,509 for EU/international students. EU/International candidates of outstanding calibre may be awarded a studentship of £31,109 per year covering payment of tuition fees £15,500 and stipend £15,609.

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