Kent Business School (KBS) welcomes proposals from well qualified PhD candidates with research proposals within any of the following areas starting in either September 2017 or January 2018:
• Industrial Relations
• Management Science
• Operational Research
The entry criteria for the KBS PhD programme are:
• A relevant 2:1 honours degree
• A relevant Master's degree with Merit
• 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 an 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 50 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 60 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 hotdesking area. 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 to commence in September 2017. These scholarships will take the form of 1) Vice Chancellor Research Scholarships, 2) Kent Business School International Research Scholarships, and, 3) South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) PhD Studentships. Note that only Home/EU students are eligible for SeNSS PhD Studentships.
These 3-year awards consist of a scholarship (which for Vice Chancellor Research Scholarships and Kent Business School International Research Scholarships include a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) salary) and tuition fees. For Vice Chancellor Research Scholarships and SeNSS PhD Studentships tuition fees are awarded at the UK/EU rate. For Kent Business School International Research Scholarships tuition fees are awarded at the Overseas rate. The current 2016/17 rate for the scholarship is £14,296 and for the UK/EU tuition fee it is £4,121. The current 2016/17 rate for the Overseas tuition fee is £13,340. If you are an overseas student and you apply for a Vice Chancellor Research Scholarship you will have to fund the difference between Overseas and Home/EU fees. If you are an overseas student and you apply for a Kent Business School Research Scholarship your overseas tuition fees are included. Scholarship rates and fees for 2017/18 are expected be announced in March 2017.
Scholarships are awarded to exceptional students. 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 - all PhD scholarship students carry out teaching duties
• First at undergraduate level if still completing a Master's programme
How to Apply
Candidates must make a full online application (https://www.kent.ac.uk/kbs/courses/phd/index.html) by June 30th 2017. If you are applying for a scholarship (https://www.kent.ac.uk/kbs/courses/phd/funding.html) you must make a full online application by January 30th 2017. For more information about the application process please contact [email protected].
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.
FTE Category A staff submitted: 43.30
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