The Management Science and Business Economics (MSBE) group of the University of Edinburgh Business School offers a fully funded PhD studentship in the area of management science and business economics.

Deadline: The deadline for 2015 has passed. Successful candidates are expected to be advised by the end of June. Please contact the office for further advice.

Nationality Criteria: All Countries

Value: £14,000 + tuition fees (EU/overseas)


Eligibility

The Management Science and Business Economics (MSBE) group of the University of Edinburgh Business School offers a fully funded PhD studentship in the area of management science and business economics.

Applicants should have:

  • possession of a high quality undergraduate and / or masters degree or equivalent qualification, possibly in the area of operations research / management science, business economics, and / or banking & risk; and
  • for applicants whose native language is not English, an IELTS score of least 7.0, or equivalent.

Selection will be based on:

  • quality of research proposal;
  • previous academic performance;
  • reference letters; and
  • publications (if any).

Successful applicants will undertake developmental activities that may include research support and tutoring; they will also be expected to contribute to our teaching program during their second and third years of the scholarship.


Award

The award will be for three years, subject to satisfactory progress, at the following rates:

  • European Union candidates: standard EU tuition fee plus maintenance fee of £14,000 per year.
  • Non-European Union candidates: standard non-EU tuition fee plus maintenance fee of £14,000 per year.

How to apply

To apply for this scheme, please ensure that in your online application you:

  • include a covering letter explaining your reasons for applying and why you are the ideal person to receive this scholarship;
  • name a member of the MSBE group whose research interests are in line with the proposed research plan in your application; and
  • include a CV.

When naming a staff member, please include the following sentences in your application statement and covering letter:

I would like to be considered for the MSBE PhD scholarship. I would like to name <name of MSBE staff member(s)> as (a) potential PhD supervisor(s).

Please note

  • It is advisable to apply as early as possible to ensure your application receives full consideration.
  • Depending on your location, interviews may be carried out remotely, e.g. Skype.

Further information


Updated December 2014