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PhD Studentship - International Business & International Management

University College Cork - Department of Management and Marketing

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Cork - Ireland
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 14th February 2019
Closes: 21st April 2019

The Department of Management & Marketing, Cork University Business School, University College Cork invites motivated & talented graduates with outstanding academic records to apply to our PhD Scholarship scheme within International Business & International Management. We are looking to recruit the highest calibre PhD students from across the globe. Our scholarship offers up to four years funding, covering doctoral programme tuition fees & an annual stipend of €16,000 per year (subject to satisfactory progress in studies). Teaching experience will also be provided & is part of the scholarship.

The Department of Management & Marketing is committed to providing a dynamic & supportive learning & research environment, which recognises the diverse backgrounds & interests of both students & staff. The successful applicant will be provided with a supportive supervisory team & be provided with learning & networking opportunities to attain the highest standards of academic excellence. This scholarship seek to build on our already strong cohort of PhD scholars.

We are looking for graduates who have a strong desire to earn a PhD that will attain the highest standards of academic excellence & positively influence their discipline.

Prospective applicants are directed to the list of potential research projects listed here when developing the proposal. We will consider research proposals within International Business & International Management that are not linked to the projects above. Applicants are advised to engage with a potential supervisor from the Department in the development of their research proposal.

The successful applicant will receive tailored guidance on their research, be part of a burgeoning research focused Department, gain access to key international networks, in addition to gaining experience in third-level teaching. The supervisory team will be drawn from scholars with a strong track record in publishing in the leading international journals & texts in their field of expertise, gaining competitive research funding, & hold various editorial positions. The successful applicant can be confident that s/he will be on the right path to a successful academic career through completing their PhD in UCC.

If you have any queries on the scholarship or PhD programme then please contact Dr. Ronan Carbery at, Director of Postgraduate Teaching & Learning.

Applicant criteria

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must have obtained a standard of at least Second Class Honours, Grade I in a relevant Masters degree.

If English is not your first language you will need to satisfy the English language requirement:

  • IELTS: 6.5- with no individual section lower than 5.5
  • TOEFL: 90 - with minimum scores as follows: Listening- 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing – 17

How to apply

Closing date is 12 noon on Monday 1st April 2019. Presentations & interviews will take place in May 2019.

To apply you must email through a completed application form.

Please note that candidates who do not submit a fully completed application form (& evidence of satisfying the English language requirements where required) by the specific deadline will not be considered. Please note that we reserve the right to check any submitted proposal for originality.

Your application should be emailed to Derek O’Meara: Every application will be acknowledged.

The successful scholarship awardees will then have to submit a formal application through the University applicant system with an anticipated start date in July or October 2019.

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