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School of Management – funded PhD Scholarships available for 2020/21

  • Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)

Profile Description

The School of Management is one of the UK's leading business schools. We are a leading centre for management research, placed 8th in the UK in the latest research evaluation exercise. We have been ranked in the Top 100 for Business and Management Studies by the 2019 QS World University Rankings. EQUIS, the European Foundation for Management Development's quality inspectorate, have granted us five-year accreditation. Only around 1% of business schools worldwide have successfully achieved this recognition.


As a leading international centre for management research, our faculty inform policy at the highest levels of business and society. Our research culture is both interdisciplinary and international. The practice of interdisciplinary research within flexible clusters of staff is a defining strength of the School of Management. This is complemented by an active policy of internationalisation which encourages joint research with leading academics institutions in Europe, the USA and Asia. We currently have over 100 academics and research staff and 105 PhD students from all over the world.


Here at the School of Management, we seek to attract and train exceptionally qualified and strongly motivated individuals from around the world. Through Bath's excellent world-wise research reputation, we develop outstanding management scholars.

Studentships are available in the following areas:
Accounting, Finance and Law (AFL)
Marketing, Business and Society (MBS)
Information, Decisions and Operations (IDO)
Strategy and Organisation (SO)

We are looking for highly motivated candidates who have an excellent first degree from any disciplinary background to undertake the professional scholarly research training the Bath PhD programme offers. All studentships pay a generous living allowance and offer a full or partial fee waiver for three or four years. Students are expected to start their PhD studies in September 2020.

Studentships will include:
• Full Home and EU fees (limited funding available for exceptional Overseas applicants)
• An annual stipend at the UKRI rate (£15,009 in 2019/20)
• An additional research budget of £1000 per annum

Further details about these awards can be found at: https://www.bath.ac.uk/corporate-information/funding-for-doctoral-research-in-management/ ;

We accept both student-led projects in all disciplines (please see our faculty pages to identify appropriate supervisors) as well as candidates being able to apply for specific projects such as these ongoing projects:


The unintended consequences of the evolving family unit Dr Chris Dawson (MBS), Dr Virgilio Failla (SO), Dr Joanna Syrda (MBS)
The ‘Engaged' University as Public Anchors in Regional Innovation Eco-Systems Prof Phil Thomlinson, Dr Rob Branston (MBS)
Careers and climate change Dr Katharina Chudzikowski, Dr Stefanie Gustafsson (SO)
Software development: a (continuing) bastion of white, heterosexual masculinity? Dr Farooq Mughal, Dr Yasin Rofcanin, Prof Nancy Harding (SO)
Examining Selection in Innovation Funding Prof Ammon Salter, Dr Rossella Salandra (SO)
Can understanding people's mental models of cybersecurity improve security behaviour? Prof Adam Joinson, Dr Joanne Hinds (IDO)
Developing a dynamic population model of disease and accompanying open source software tool Prof Christos Vasilakis, Dr Lukasz Piwek (IDO)
An investigation of the digital affordance gap in manufacturing SMEs Dr Vaggelis Giannikas, Prof Alistair Brandon-Jones (IDO)

Apply online here: https://samis.bath.ac.uk/urd/sits.urd/run/siw_ipp_lgn.login?process=siw_ipp_app&code1=RDUMN-FP01&code2=0014

For more information, please contact Doctoral Admissions on 01225 585949 or email .

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.

How good is research at University of Bath in Business and Management Studies?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 64.90

Research output data provided by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

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