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Alliance Manchester Business School Doctoral Studentships

The University of Manchester

PhD Accounting and Finance
PhD Business and Management
PhD Science, Technology and Innovation Policy

Alliance Manchester Business School is committed to recruiting the highest calibre Ph.D. students from across the globe. With an excellent international reputation, we strive to produce graduates and researchers of distinction who attain the highest standards of academic excellence, contribute to their disciplines and typify Original Thinking Applied.

We are offering a significant number of fully-funded PhD studentships to outstanding candidates wishing to commence their PhD studies at Alliance Manchester Business School in September 2019.

These PhD studentships offer three years’ funding, including doctoral programme tuition fees and a stipend of approximately £15,000 per year. Students also receive a generous research support and conference allowance. All students will have access to a robust doctoral research training programme, dedicated research resources, training in transferable skills, visiting speaker seminar programme, and associate with existing research centres and groups. In addition, all students are encouraged to undertake training and development in teaching and deliver teaching and/or research assistantship duties on a paid basis to further enhance their experience in preparation for their future careers.

Applications are sought from exceptional UK, EU and international students with outstanding academic backgrounds and research proposals in the following areas:

PhD Accounting and Finance

  • Auditing and Accountability
  • Management Accounting
  • Market Based Accounting Research
  • Asset Pricing and Market Microstructure
  • Corporate Finance and Corporate Governance
  • Financial Econometrics

PhD Business and Management

  • Critical Management Studies
  • Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations
  • International Business and Management
  • Organisational Studies
  • Fairness and Dignity at Work
  • Organisational Psychology
  • Decision Science
  • Data Science
  • Operational Research
  • Operations Management
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Innovation Management
  • Health Management
  • Strategy

PhD Science, Technology and Innovation Policy

  • Assessment and governance of emerging technologies
  • Responsibility in research and innovation
  • Managing and measuring policy
  • Knowledge production, innovation, technology deployment, and user engagement
  • Roles of universities, public research centres, and other organisations in science and innovation
  • Evaluation, foresight and strategic intelligence in science, technology and innovation policy
  • How societal, economic and state factors interact to shape the production of scientific knowledge and new technologies
  • The generation, diffusion and use of innovations
  • The development of socio-technical systems

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have obtained a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree (or equivalent) and hold or expect to obtain a Masters level qualification with Distinction. English Language requirements (where required) are IELTS 7.0, TOEFL 623 (100 internet based test), PTE 66.

Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to those applicants with an offer of a place on the PhD programme for September 2019 entry.

Candidates are strongly advised to submit their application as early as possible. Candidates who do not submit the required supporting documents by the specific deadlines will not be considered.

The scholarship application deadline is: 14th December 2018.

How to apply

To be considered for one of these awards, candidates should submit a PhD application and indicate that they wish to be considered for this funding opportunity.


Contact the Doctoral Programmes Office:

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Manchester
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: Approx. £15,000 stipend per year plus covers tuition fees
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 12th October 2018
Closes: 14th December 2018
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