PhD Studentships 2013/14 X 6

The University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School is offering up to six fully funded PhD studentships (fees and bursary) for entry in 2013.  Applications are sought from exceptionally well-qualified individuals in Accounting and Finance, Business and Management and Economics.  The studentship is open to home/EU and International applicants.  Only full-time applicants are eligible. 

The Award

The Full-time studentship lasts for 3 years.  The holder will receive:

  • an annual bursary (£13,943(tbc)),
  • payment of full fees at the UK/EU/International rate,
  • support for conference attendance and additional research expenses (£750 per year).

Postgraduate Research at Glasgow

All full-time postgraduate research students are provided with dedicated office space and a PC. Students have the opportunity to present their work in the subject and to attend research seminars which showcase invited speakers from the UK and Europe. Where appropriate, students can benefit from research methods courses offered by the College of Social Sciences and may attend relevant MSc courses.

Graduate Teaching Assistantships

Successful applicants may become Graduate Teaching Assistants. As a part of their duties they would be expected to teach up to 100 hours of tutorials per year in a relevant subject (normally undergraduate) and perform other teaching related duties (e.g. marking). Appropriate training would be provided for this purpose. Becoming a GTA is paid and improves the employability of doctoral students.

Applicant Requirements

Potential applicants should have a minimum of a 2.1 undergraduate degree and have/expect to achieve a Masters degree with excellent grades in a relevant subject from a UK university or comparable qualifications from another recognised university.  Students whose first language is not English must have an IELTS score of 7.0, with no sub-test less than 6.5

Application Procedure

The Scholarship will be judged on your formal application for PhD studies in Glasgow.  The PhD application must be submitted to the College of Social Science Graduate School and be completed by 17:00 on Wednesday 17 April 2013. 

Only complete applications will be considered.  The PhD application is only complete once you have uploaded:

  • 1. Your Research Proposal (MUST not exceed a maximum of five pages)
  • 2. Two references (written in English, signed and printed on official headed paper)
  • 3. Degree certificates and academic transcripts in English
  • 4. English language certificate for students whose first language is not English. The minimum English requirement is IELTS 7.0, with no sub-test less than 6.5

In addition to the PhD application you must also email Christine Athorne ( stating that you wish to be considered for the studentship and forwarding your system generated application confirmation email which will contain your applicant number.  You must also do this before 17:00 on Wednesday 17 April 2013.

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