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Funded PhD Studentship in Business and Management

The Business School at Brunel University London is offering two fully-funded PhD studentships to start in the academic year of 2020/2021. The studentship is for 3 years (36 months) preferably starting on 1st April 2021 or at a mutually agreed time after that. The successful applicant will receive an annual stipend of £17009, plus payment of UK/EU tuition fees. The school fees and stipends will be at home/EU rate.

Those awarded the studentship will also assume the role of General Teaching Assistant (GTA) and be required to assist in the School’s teaching up to 180 hours a year in the following subject areas:- Marketing; Information Technology; Accounts; International Business, & Human Resources.

The successful applicant will be associated with one of the School’s leading research groups and conduct research in their respective areas. The School’s research groups are:

For a list of Business School academic staff see here

Further information

If you have any questions, please contact BBS PGR Programme Director: Dr Chima Mordi by email at Chima.mordi@brunel.ac.uk


The studentship is open to all UK, EU and International applicants.

The studentship is awarded based on outstanding academic merit.

Candidates should have an undergraduate degree (first or upper second class) in a relevant subject. A Master’s degree is an advantage but not essential, preferably at distinction level or equivalent.

How to apply

If you wish to apply, please email the following to Dr Chima Mordi at chima.mordi@brunel.ac.uk no later than 31st January 2021 by 5.00pm

  • Your up to date CV
  • A one A4 page personal statement setting out why you are a suitable candidate (i.e. your skills and experience)
  • A research proposal explaining your proposed area of research. Your proposal should be a minimum of 3500 words (excluding references) and no more than 5000 words.
  • Your degree transcripts and/or certificates
  • Names and contact details for two academic referees

Interviews will take place in w/c February 2021, exact date and times to be confirmed.

Any offer will be subject to a successful application for our PhD degree programme. If you are offered a place, you will need to complete an online application via the following website, meeting the University academic entry requirements and being offered a place on the course.