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PhD Studentship (Tuition and Stipend) and Tuition-only PhD Scholarships, September 2022 Entry

University of St Andrews - School of Management

The School of Management, University of St Andrews, is offering a competitive PhD studentship, commencing September 2022. The Studentship will comprise a stipend at RCUK level, currently £15,609 annually, and full tuition fees (UK or Overseas level) for three years.

The PhD programme invites exceptional graduates to submit a PhD proposal focusing on one of the School’s areas of multidisciplinary expertise. Applicants are strongly encouraged to align their proposal with a thematic research group (Accounting, Governance and Organisations; Financial Institutions and Markets; Knowledge and Practice; and Organisations and Society) or one of the School’s dedicated research centres:

  • Centre for Responsible Banking and Finance
  • Centre for Research into Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance and Privacy
  • Centre for the Study of Philanthropy and Public Good
  • Centre of Social and Environmental Accounting Research
  • Institute for Capitalising on Creativity
  • Research Unit for Research Utilisation

Read more here about our research and the broad range of research interests of the School’s faculty.

The School of Management is one of the U.K.'s leading business and management schools. Successful applicants will join a vibrant international community focused on research and teaching excellence from the lens of “responsible enterprise”. Adopting a collaborative research approach, the School is a world-leading centre for intellectual scholarship and engagement with policy and practice.

Management at St Andrews was ranked overall first in the UK by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022, which named the University of St Andrews the top university in the UK. The School of Management was also ranked first in Scotland for business, management and marketing by the Guardian University Guide 2022, and first in Scotland and second in the UK for business and management studies by the Complete University Guide 2022.

PhD Programme: PhD studies are situated in a stimulating, developmental and collegial research and learning environment. Working closely with supervisors, doctoral candidates undertake a focused piece of original research over the three-year programme. Students showcase their research and progress annually, receiving developmental feedback from leading experts in their field. Candidates will engage with diverse disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and methodologies through research seminars, workshops, reading groups and developmental activities organised by thematic groups and research centres. Students are expected to participate in academic conferences, contribute to the School’s teaching provision, and may submit papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals by PhD completion. The School’s PhD graduates are held in high esteem and have pursued careers in academia, research and policy institutions and a range of private, public and third sector professions.

An Athena SWAN Bronze award holder, the School is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. PhD students have extensive support mechanisms and, through student representation, multiple opportunities to shape their doctoral studies and School initiatives. With access to conference and fieldwork funding and diverse training initiatives both internally (Centre for Educational Enhancement and Development and GRADskills) and externally (Scottish Graduate School of Social Science), academic and professional development is supported at one of the world’s leading research-intensive universities.

Affiliation with the St Leonard’s Postgraduate College offers PhD students opportunities to participate in the University’s wider intellectual and social community. You can read more here about the University and its beautiful surroundings, as well as postgraduate perspectives on doctoral study.

How to apply: Applicants should have completed (or expect to complete) their Masters degree with distinction, including a significant component of advanced study in the intended specialist area. Additional entry requirements and further details about the PhD proposal, application procedures and supporting documentation is available at

Interested candidates should demonstrate their commitment to research, knowledge exchange and teaching activities. Applicants should contact a potential supervisor before making a formal application. Applications should be made online by 28th January 2022. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview and give a presentation of their research. Interviews are expected to take place by mid-February 2022.

For further queries, please contact Sam Letham at

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: St Andrews
Funding for: UK Students
Funding amount: £15,609
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 23rd December 2021
Closes: 28th January 2022
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