ESRC Doctoral Studentships

Lancaster forms part of the ESRC’s North West Doctoral Training Centre (NWDTC).  Studentships, covering tuition and maintenance, are available for those wishing to study in areas covered by the ESRC commencing in October 2014. We are looking for highly motivated candidates who have an excellent first degree and consistently excellent/distinction level Master’s degree performance in a related discipline to pursue PhD studies in any area of research expertise within the School. Students who will complete a Master’s degree by September 2014 may also apply. Both Home and EU applicants are eligible to apply and for some pathways international applications will also be accepted.

LUMS is a triple-accredited, world-ranked management school, consistently among the UK’s top five.  Research is at the heart of life at Lancaster.  Three quarters of the Management School’s research activity is world leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour, and virtually all its research (95%) is of international standing.  Our commitment to high-quality research is further demonstrated by the fact that we have over 150 full-time PhD students – drawn from countries all over the world.

LUMS is a lively research environment in which doctoral students play a full and active part. Subject to capacity supervision is available in all areas of management research, including: Accounting and Finance, Economics and International Business, Entrepreneurship & Enterprise Development, Management Learning and Leadership, Management Science, Marketing, Strategy and Organisation, Work and Technology.  We are committed to providing PhD students with a sound foundation in research methodology, and this is reflected in the research training programmes we offer, some of which is compulsory in the first year of study.

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Further details about all these awards and the eligibility criteria can be found at

Contact Sarah Patterson on +44 (0)1524 510664 or email

Closing date for applications: Monday 3 February 2014. However, we recommend that applicants apply and secure a place on one of our PhD programmes by Monday 20 January 2014.

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