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PhD studentships, September 2021 entry
Closing date: 12 February 2021

The School of Management, University of St Andrews, is offering competitive PhD studentships, commencing September 2021. Studentships will comprise a stipend at RCUK level, currently £15,285 annually, and tuition fees for three years.

The PhD programme invites exceptional graduates to submit a PhD proposal focusing on one of the School's areas of multidisciplinary expertise. Applicants are strongly encouraged to align their proposal with a thematic research group (Accounting, Governance and Organisations; Financial Institutions and Markets; Knowledge and Practice; and Organisations and Society) or one of the School's dedicated research centres:

• Centre for Responsible Banking and Finance
• Centre for Research into Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
• Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance and Privacy
• Centre for the Study of Philanthropy and Public Good
• Centre of Social and Environmental Accounting Research
• Institute for Capitalising on Creativity
• Research Unit for Research Utilisation

Read more here about our research and the broad range of research interests of the School's faculty.

The School of Management is one of the U.K.'s leading business and management schools. Successful applicants will join a vibrant international community focused on research and teaching excellence from the lens of “responsible enterprise”. Adopting a collaborative research approach, the School is a world-leading centre for intellectual scholarship and engagement with policy and practice. It is ranked #1 in the UK for Business Studies in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021 and Complete University Guide, and #2 in the UK in the Guardian University Guide.

PhD Programme: PhD studies are situated in a stimulating, developmental and collegial research and learning environment. Working closely with supervisors, doctoral candidates undertake a focused piece of original research over the three-year programme. Students showcase their research and progress annually, receiving developmental feedback from leading experts in their field. Candidates will engage with diverse disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and methodologies through research seminars, workshops, reading groups and developmental activities organised by thematic groups and research centres. Students are expected to participate in academic conferences, contribute to the School's teaching provision, and may submit papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals by PhD completion. The School's PhD graduates are held in high esteem and have pursued careers in academia, research and policy institutions and a range of private, public and third sector professions.

An Athena SWAN Bronze award holder, the School is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. PhD students have extensive support mechanisms and, through student representation, multiple opportunities to shape their doctoral studies and School initiatives. With access to conference and fieldwork funding and diverse training initiatives both internally (Centre for Educational Enhancement and Development and GRADskills) and externally (Scottish Graduate School of Social Science), academic and professional development is supported at one of the world's leading research-intensive universities.

Affiliation with the St Leonard's Postgraduate College offers PhD students opportunities to participate in the University's wider intellectual and social community. You can read more here about the University and its beautiful surroundings, as well as postgraduate perspectives on doctoral study.

How to apply: Applicants should have completed (or expect to complete) their Masters degree with distinction, including a significant component of advanced study in the intended specialist area. Additional entry requirements and further details about the PhD proposal, application procedures and supporting documentation is available at

Interested candidates should demonstrate their commitment to research, knowledge exchange and teaching activities. Applicants should contact a potential supervisor before making a formal application. Applications should be made online by 12 February 2021 and incomplete applications will not be processed. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to participate in an assessment process.

For further queries, please contact Sam Letham at .

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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