Kent Business School (KBS) welcomes research proposals from well qualified PhD candidates, for September 2018 or January 2019 entry, in any of the following areas:
• Management Science
• Operational Research
The entry criteria for the KBS PhD programme are:
• A relevant 2:1 or First class honours degree
• A relevant Master's degree with Merit or Distinction
• A good standard of written and spoken English (IELTS score of 6.5 or better)
• A high quality research proposal
Promising candidates will be invited to participate in a Skype interview before being offered a place on the programme.
Research at Kent Business School
Research at Kent Business School is organised across six research groups with over 70 research active academic staff. The Chartered Association of Business Schools' analysis of REF 2014 results places Kent Business School in the top quartile of UK business schools for the breadth and depth of our research across our entire community of staff researchers.
The PhD Programme
Kent Business School's PhD community includes over 55 students, based at our Canterbury and Medway campuses. Kent Business School provides each PhD student with a range of resources including research funding, a laptop and a dedicated hot-desk area. Students take an active role in the research culture of the School, and in 2017, they organised the successful ‘Socialising Business Research - Connecting and Advancing Knowledge
' conference. PhD students also have access to all the University's resources and facilities, including the Graduate School Researcher Development Programme.
Kent Business School is currently inviting applications for PhD scholarships for candidates starting their studies in September 2018. Candidates must have applied for a PhD at Kent Business School, and research proposals can be within the following areas:
• Management Science
• Operational Research
Vice Chancellor's Research Scholarships
A three-year studentship, which includes Home/EU tuition fees, and a stipend of £14,553 per year (2017/2018 rate). This Scholarship takes the form of a Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA), meaning PhD students receive financial support (a combined salary and maintenance grant) in return for undertaking some part-time teaching/research assistant activities.
Note: Overseas students will have to fund the difference between Home/EU and Overseas fees.
Kent Business School International Research Studentship
A three-year studentship, which includes overseas tuition fees, and a stipend of £14,553 per year (2017/2018 rate). This Scholarship takes the form of a Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA), meaning PhD students receive financial support (a combined salary and maintenance grant) in return for undertaking some part-time teaching research assistant activities.
South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) PhD Studentships
A three-year studentship, which includes a maintenance grant of £14,553 per year (2017/18 rate), tuition fees at the Home/EU rate and access to further research funding.
Note: to be eligible for the full studentship, applicants must have settled status in the UK and have been 'ordinarily resident' in the UK for three years prior to the start of the studentship grant.
Scholarships are awarded to students with excellent research potential. Successful applicants will normally meet all of the following criteria, unless both the research proposal and references are exceptional:
• Distinction at Master's level in a relevant subject
• Score of 7.0 in IELT test (waived if an applicant is a national of a majority English-speaking country, or has completed a qualification equivalent to a UK Bachelor's degree in a majority English-speaking country )- all PhD scholarship students carry out teaching duties
• First at undergraduate level if still completing a Master's programme
The closing date for scholarship applications are:
• 21 January 2018 - Vice-Chancellor's Research Scholarship
• 21 January 2018 - South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) PhD Studentships.
• 30 March 2018 - Kent Business School International Research Scholarships
How to Apply for your PhD
Candidates must make a full online application (https://www.kent.ac.uk/kbs/courses/phd/index.html) by June 30th 2018.