PhD Scholarships 2018

University of Kent - Kent Business School

Kent Business School offers a supportive and dynamic environment for creative research and learning. The staff and student research community sits across two campuses (Canterbury and Medway) and there are six disciplinary groups, although much of the research conducted is multi-disciplinary. The School currently has 60 PhD students, who form a dynamic and close-knit research community. In a University survey, conducted in 2017 with 84% response rate, 92% of KBS PhD students were satisfied with their experience of the research programme.

National ratings

In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, KBS were placed 25th (out of 101 institutions) in the UK for research intensity in business and management studies and 98% of our research was judged to be of international quality. The School’s environment was judged to be conducive to supporting the development of research of international excellence.

The School was also ranked 24th for its breadth and depth of research across the whole community of research active staff by the Association of Business Schools.

Scholarships

Kent Business School is currently inviting applications for PhD scholarships from 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 also includes Human Resource Management, Organisational Studies and International Business and Strategy. Applicants are encouraged to explore the research expertise within the School. Further information can be found online.

Available Scholarships

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 SeNSS 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.

Criteria  

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) - Kent PhD scholarship students carry out teaching duties
  • First class degree at undergraduate level if still completing a Master's programme

The closing date for scholarship applications are:

  • 21 January 2018 - Vice-Chancellor's Research Scholarships.
  • 21 January 2018 - South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) PhD Studentships.
  • 30 March 2018 - Kent Business School International Research Scholarships

How to Apply
Candidates must make a full online application for a PhD programme (https://www.kent.ac.uk/kbs/courses/phd/index.html) and then apply for the scholarship online (https://www.kent.ac.uk/kbs/courses/phd/funding.html).

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