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PhD in Finance, Accounting and Business


  Sheffield Business School


About the Programme

Sheffield Business School Graduate Teaching Assistant PhD Scholarships

Duration: 3.5 years

Bursary £16,062 per annum

Closing date for applications: 12 noon (BST) 18th July 2022 

The Sheffield Business School at Sheffield Hallam University intends to appoint 6 PhD students (Graduate Teaching Assistants) on a full time three-and-a-half-year fixed term studentship commencing on 3rd October 2022. Part time applications are also welcomed. 

The studentship is for a period of three and a half years, subject to satisfactory progress, and will include full UK (Home) tuition fees and an annual stipend of £16,062. Graduate Teaching Assistant bursary holders will be expected to contribute to the resourcing of the student experience, either through teaching or some other form of student support. This forms part of the terms and conditions of the bursary and there is no additional payment for it. Students currently enrolled on a PhD programme are not eligible to apply.

Applicants should hold a 1st or 2.1 honours degree. A Masters degree in a relevant subject area would be an advantage.

We are particularly interested in supervising projects in the following areas, and preference will be given to applicants with an interest in developing research in one of these areas:

1.   Banking, FinTech and investment management.

Contact Dr Jia Liu for research topic related enquiries:  

We welcome work that looks into financial trading with/without insight from behavioural economics/finance or empirical investigations into FinTech and their interactions within financial markets.

2.   Economic behaviour and performance, Financial markets and Fintech 

Contact Dr Jia Liu for research topic related enquiries:

The proposed area on the economics side studies economic behaviour in micro and macro levels, through the lens of applied theory and empirical work. The area on the finance side studies various aspects in financial markets including but not limited to market participants, institutions, market outcomes and Fintech. 

  Applicants with interests in other areas should consult our web pages.

We strongly recommend that you contact a prospective supervisor to discuss your research ideas before applying.

For general enquiries please email

For general academic queries please email Dr Fariba Darabi

For general information about research degrees, visit the Research website.

 Applying for a Studentship

 Please complete an application form, available on our website. Please note, at this stage you only need to include the names and contact details for referees, but you should contact referees to provide their references to

 Guidance on completion of your research proposal: Please submit 1500 word research proposal around your chosen area of interest along with your application form. Within the two pages please include a 500-word section demonstrating your knowledge in the area and preferred methodology (Quantitative or Qualitative for example).

 In the subject field of your e-mail, please write ‘SBS FABS Studentship Application' and e-mail your completed application form and research proposal to .

Closing date for applications: 12 noon (BST) 18th July 2022. Late applications will not be accepted.

 Interviews will take place on Zoom on 8th August 2022.


Funding Notes

International applicants please be aware that the bursary will cover only the UK/Home fee. The annual shortfall between the Home and Overseas fee must be covered by the student for the 3.5 year duration of the studentship. We also have a mandatory English language requirement of IELTS 7, or equivalent language qualification, even if you have a UK MA. This qualification should have been taken within the last two years, with a score of at least 7 in all test areas.

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