The Business School has a vibrant postgraduate research community where there are currently over 140 students enrolled on its Doctoral programmes. It has excellent research ratings with 94 per cent of its research classified as being of international quality (RAE 2008). As part of its ongoing development of postgraduate research, the Business School is offering up to 10 fully-funded studentships for October 2011 start. Priority will be given to applicants with research proposals that align with Business School priorities as well as the University of Exeter Research Beacons and Key Themes (http://www.exeter.ac.uk/research/excellence/keythemes/).
We are keen to attract students with strong experience of independent research and knowledge of research methods, techniques and approaches at Master’s level. As with all Doctoral students in the Business School, further training opportunities are available based on training needs assessment at the start of your studies.
Please refer to the information on departmental research specialisms for information about faculty interests.
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You should have an appropriate first degree with a significant quantitative component of class 2:1 or above. You should also have a good Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or a closely related discipline.
Preference will be given to applicants who have received ESRC accredited training at Master’s level. If English is not your first language, a language test certificate is required with the following minimum requirements for this studentship: IELTS 7.0. Personal qualities should also include the ability to work independently and high degree of motivation necessary to complete a PhD in three years.
All fees paid for three years plus an annual Research Council-equivalent maintenance grant for three years. In 2010/11 this was £13,590 per year; the 2011/12 grant will be announced later in the year.
How to apply
In order to apply you will need to complete an online web form where you must submit some personal details and upload the following documents
· Covering letter
· Research proposal
· IELTS/TOEFL certificate (where applicable)
· Details of 2 referees
Your covering letter should detail your reasons for applying and why you are the ideal person to undertake the doctoral research and to submit your thesis within three years.
Please add a one page appendix in which you set out succinctly
(i) your overall IELTS score, with components (if relevant);
(ii) the name of your (Master’s) training award and it’s level;
(iii) the subjects studied in your postgraduate degree(s) as relevant to your research proposal and the grades you received.
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The closing date for applications is midnight on Friday 25th February 2011.
Application Deadline : 25 February 2011