Studentships for PhD (3 years) and Masters + PhD (1+3 years) level degrees in Business & Management, Accounting & Finance, and Economics

Lancaster University Management School

Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) is a quadruple-accredited, world-ranked management school, consistently among the UK’s top ten and with a reputation for research of outstanding quality. The School is the most research-intensive business school in the UK, with 80% of research output considered world-leading or internationally excellent (according to the latest Research Excellence Framework, REF 2014).  

Our commitment to high-quality PhD programmes is demonstrated by the fact that we have more than 200 PhD students from all over the world – and PhD graduates from Lancaster have obtained academic, research and consultancy positions in quality institutions around the globe. Our PhD programmes offer advanced research training courses, high quality supervision by internationally-recognised academics, and participation in a lively research environment to make your PhD experience challenging and rewarding.

Join us to earn a PhD that will enhance your research capabilities and help you shape your discipline. We offer PhD programmes in the following subject areas:

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Management (including Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Innovation)
  • Leadership and Management
  • Management Science
  • Marketing
  • Organisation, Work and Technology

More details can be found at

We are looking for highly motivated candidates who have an excellent first degree (for 1+3 programmes) and distinction level Masters degree performance (for PhD only programmes). Qualifications should be in a related discipline to your intended PhD studies. We are offering several full-time studentships to commence in October 2018 for up to 4 years. All studentships pay a generous living allowance and offer a fee waiver for three years (+3 PhD) or four years (1+3 Masters plus PhD).

LUMS is part of the ESRC’s North West Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP) together with the universities of Liverpool, Manchester and Keele. Through this consortium, we offer ESRC-funded PhDs for UK students and, with some restrictions, EU and overseas students.

We also offer LUMS studentships, which are open to students of any nationality.

Successful applicants will be expected to undertake some teaching duties as part of the studentship responsibilities. The scholarships cover tuition fees, and include a maintenance allowance of £14,553pa.


ESRC scholarships: Monday, 15 January 2018

LUMS scholarships: Monday, 26 March 2018

Further details about all these awards can be found at

Contact Sarah Patterson on +44 (0)1524 510664 or email her at for more information.  

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