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PhD Scholarships for 2022-23 entry (fully funded)


  Business School

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 Tuesday, May 31, 2022
 Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)

About the Programme

The Business School (Durham University's fourth faculty) is inviting applications for entry into its PhD programme covering research undertaken in the areas of Accounting, Economics & Finance and Management & Marketing.

These fully funded PhD Scholarships are specifically allocated to the School’s Research Centres and are aimed at high-calibre students who wish to pursue a research career in academia, government, research organisations, or in business.

Applicants can view a list of topics that have been suggested by potential supervisors by clicking the centre links below, although we also encourage topics in other areas linked to these research centres.

  • Banking Institutions and Development - Supervisors and Topics CBID
  • Environmental and Energy Economics - Supervisors and Topics C3
  • Ethical Finance, Accountability and Governance - Supervisors and Topics EFAG
  • Experimental Methods in Business Research - Supervisors and Topics EMBR
  • Innovation and Technology Management - Supervisors and Topics CIMT
  • International Centre of Public Accountability - Supervisors and Topics ICOPA
  • Leadership and Followership - Supervisors and Topics ICLF
  • Macroeconomic Policy - Supervisors and Topics CEMAP
  • Marketing and International Business - Supervisors and Topics MIB
  • Organisations and Society - Supervisors and Topics COS
  • Quantitative Research in Finance and Economics - Supervisors and Topics QRFE
  • Research in Economic Analysis and Mechanisms - Supervisors and Topics DREAM

The scholarships are available for outstanding students from all nationalities; the scholarships cover both home and international student tuition fees and include a maintenance allowance of £15,609 per annum for 3 years.

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact members of the research centres about their research topic and to seek their advice on developing the proposal they wish to submit. The full proposal (max. 2000 words) for submission is then submitted along with (1) a University Postgraduate Application Form; and (2) a current c.v. – max 2 pages. 

Closing date 5pm on 31st May 2022. 

For more information on the application process click here

PhD students in the School work within a high-quality, research active environment. Durham University is a World Top 100 university league tables and the School holds triple accreditation which places it in the top 1% of business schools globally.

Our PhD students enjoy close supervision by internationally renowned staff that specialise in their research topic, and have access to a wide range of advanced research training courses, some of which is provided in coordination with the ESRC-funded NINE Doctoral Training Partnership (NINEDTP). Students also participate in a large number of research centre and departmental activities, such as seminar series, workshops and conferences.


Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.
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