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Cardiff Business School ESRC Quota PhD Studentships in Management and Business Studies

Reference Number: R456
Closing Date: Closed for applications
Duration: 3/4 Years
Funding Amount: Full UK/EU Fees plus Stipend
Level of Study: Postgraduate Research
Regions: EU (Non UK), UK
This funding opportunity is now closed for application

Key Award Information

Five ESRC Quota PhD Research Studentships in Management and Business Studies are available at Cardiff Business School, to commence late-September 2010.

Cardiff Business School was ranked 4th out of 90 UK business schools in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, and ‘excellent’ for teaching.  Lively, elegant, confident and cosmopolitan, the city of Cardiff offers an excellent location in which to study.  Students benefit from the combination of a small, friendly, inexpensive city with the cultural and recreational amenities of an ambitious and progressive capital city.

Research in Management and Business at Cardiff Business School

Cardiff Business School comprises four management and business sections.  Specialised areas of research covered by each section in which we would preferably like to receive applications can be found on the following web pages:

To contact a member of academic staff to discuss your research proposal prior to making an application (strongly advised), see:-


These are ESRC funded awards, and include full UK/EU tuition fees plus an annual stipend matching the Research Council national minimum (£13,290 in 2009/10). 

Enhanced stipends £3,000 p.a. above the standard rate may be awarded to students who undertake advanced quantitative training at Masters level and during the PhD.

Additional funding offered includes an ESRC Doctoral Training Allowance of £750 pa in +3 phase of PhD, and a school fieldwork allowance of £750 pa for duration of +3 phase of PhD.

Number of Awards Available: 5


Academic Criteria: Cardiff Business School is seeking exceptional applicants with a first-class or very good upper second Honours degree, or a masters degree with an average mark of at least 65% in a relevant subject. 

Residency: Full awards (fees plus maintenance stipend) are open to UK Nationals, and EU students who can satisfy UK residency requirements. To be eligible for the full award, EU Nationals must have been in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start of the course for which they are seeking funding, including for the purposes of full-time education. EU Nationals who do not meet the above residency requirement are eligible for a fees-only award, provided that they have been ordinarily resident in the EU for at least 3 years prior to the start of their proposed programme of study.

 How to Apply

1. Applications can be submitted via Cardiff’s Online Application Service - for details and to begin an application, please see

2. In the ‘Funding’ section of the Online Application Form, please indicate that you are applying for an ESRC Quota PhD Studentship in Management and Business Studies.  Guidance for sending supporting documentation is also available via your Online Application account.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application Deadline:  Please ensure your application and all supporting documents reach us no later than Thursday 1 April 2010.

Further Information

For more information please contact Ms Elsie Phillips (PhD Programme Secretary):
Telephone: 029 2087 6786


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