Graduate Teaching Assistant – PhD Studentship Scheme

University of East Anglia - Norwich Business School

Norwich Business School (NBS) is investing in three-year PhD Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) studentships. These studentships are open to Home and EU students only.

The School is looking for five GTAs in the following research and teaching areas (please refer to for details):

  • Accounting;
  • Finance;
  • Employment Systems and Institutions;
  • Responsible Business Regulation;
  • Innovation, Technology and Operations Management;
  • Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Business Strategy.

Studying for a PhD under an NBS GTA studentship will be a life changing experience, equipping you with the expertise, knowledge, skills and experience to fast-track a successful academic career. GTAs are registered as PhD students, rather than as staff members, but participate as valuable members of the NBS academic team delivering its taught degree programmes and other activities while pursuing their own research studies under supervision.

Your doctoral research is your primary objective, but you will be given the opportunity to develop a set of other skills and experiences that are also necessary. This will include participating in the delivery of NBS undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including seminars, tutorials and marking.

The key components of the NBS GTA Scheme are as follows:

  • Full tuition fees (home/EU level of fees)
  • A tax-free maintenance grant (currently £14,533 per year)
  • Conference and training fund £1000 per year
  • Developing Teaching Skills: 20 credit Masters’ module, which is a part of the Higher Education Practice (MA HEP)
  • Develop teacher training relationships with teaching mentors in addition to your PhD supervisors
  • Be a member of NBS's vibrant and exceptional academic community
  • Be provided with a workspace, computing facilities, access to extensive resources (including staff common rooms in the TPSC), inclusion in regular research seminars and a web profile/homepage as an NBS GTA

Entry requirements

  • Upper second (2:1) undergraduate degree and a good merit Master’s degree (65%). Applicants with a background outside social sciences are also welcome but may be required to undertake additional training during their PhD studies.
  • English Language: If English is not your native language, you must fulfil the Language Requirements for research degrees (IELTS 7.0 at least 6.5 in each component)

Please refer to for the details about the application process 

Informal Enquires  
For an informal discussion please contact:

PGR Director; Dr. Min ZHANG; email:

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