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  PhD Accounting & Finance / PhD Business & Management / PhD Science, Technology & Innovation Policy

  Faculty of Humanities Doctoral Academy, Alliance Manchester Business School

 Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)

About the Programme

Funding opportunities for September 2024 entry

Alliance Manchester Business School is committed to recruiting the highest calibre PhD students from across the globe. With an excellent international reputation, we strive to produce graduates and researchers of distinction who attain the highest standards of academic excellence, contribute to their disciplines and typify Original Thinking Applied.

We are offering fully-funded PhD studentships to outstanding candidates wishing to commence their PhD studies at Alliance Manchester Business School in September 2024.

All students will have access to a robust doctoral research training programme, dedicated research resources, training in transferable skills, visiting speaker seminar programme, and associate with existing research centres and groups. In addition, all students are encouraged to undertake training and development in teaching and deliver teaching and/or research assistantship duties on a paid basis to further enhance their experience in preparation for their future careers.

Applications are sought from exceptional UK and international students with outstanding academic backgrounds and research proposals in the following areas:

PhD Accounting and Finance

  • Auditing and Accountability
  • Management Accounting
  • Market Based Accounting Research
  • Asset Pricing and Market Microstructure
  • Corporate Finance and Corporate Governance
  • Financial Econometrics

PhD Business and Management

  • Critical Management Studies
  • Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations
  • International Business and Management
  • Organisational Studies
  • Fairness and Dignity at Work
  • Organisational Psychology
  • Decision Science
  • Data Science
  • Operational Research
  • Operations Management
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Innovation Management
  • Health Management
  • Strategy

PhD Science, Technology and Innovation Policy

  • Assessment and governance of emerging technologies
  • Responsibility in research and innovation
  • Managing and measuring policy
  • Knowledge production, innovation, technology deployment, and user engagement
  • Roles of universities, public research centres, and other organisations in science and innovation
  • Evaluation, foresight and strategic intelligence in science, technology and innovation policy
  • How societal, economic and state factors interact to shape the production of scientific knowledge and new technologies
  • The generation, diffusion and use of innovations
  • The development of socio-technical systems

Eligibility criteria


  • Bachelor's (Honours) degree at 2:1 or above (or overseas equivalent); and
  • Master's degree in a relevant cognate subject - with an overall average of 70% or above (or overseas equivalent)

English language:

Application procedure

Candidates should submit an online application for one of the below programmes:

  • PhD Accounting and Finance
  • PhD Business and Management
  • PhD Science, Technology and Innovation Policy

You must indicate in section 9 that you wish to be considered for an Alliance Manchester Business School Studentship.

Apply here.

Before you start your application, you should:

  1. Develop your own research proposal and project title.
  2. Find a supervisor by browsing our academics' profiles, and reach out directly to discuss if they are interested in supporting your research.

When you submit your application, you must include each of the below required documents:

  • A 3,000 word PhD research proposal.
  • Copies of the academic transcript and certificate from both your Bachelor's and Master's degrees. If your Master's degree is pending, please provide an interim transcript.
  • An up to date academic CV, detailing your education and qualifications; employment history; publications; and any other relevant information.
  • You must nominate two academic referees (including one from your most recent institution). Your referees will be contacted directly via the Referee Portal following submission of your application form.
  • International applicants must additionally provide English Language evidence (e.g IELTS).

Please note that there is no separate funding application form for Alliance Manchester Business School Studentships. All decisions are based on the online programme application and supporting documents.

If you are shortlisted for an award, you will be invited to attend a funding interview. You may be asked to prepare a presentation on your proposed research. The interview panel will consist of a Division Co-ordinator and an independent interviewer.

The application deadline will be Midnight (GMT) on 1 December 2023.

For questions related to your application, contact: .

Funding Notes

The successful candidate will receive a 4 year studentship, covering: Tuition fees (home or international), An annual maintenance stipend (£18,622 per annum for 2023/24), A research training support grant

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