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PhD bursaries in the Department of Management

24 April 2019

The Department of Management at the University of Bristol is pleased to invite applications for up to three PhD bursaries. Successful applicants will study for a PhD, receive a contribution towards the cost of full-time PhD study, and undertake teaching duties within the Department’s teaching programmes.

The awards will be for three-and-a-half years, starting in autumn 2019. For a successful applicant, the scheme will waive the full tuition fee for a research student in the Department (this applies to home/EU and international studies). It also offers a stipend of £15,000 (pro-rata in the final year - £7500) and teaching income of approximately £4000 (depending on the actual teaching undertaken) per annum. The teaching income is approximately £2,000 in value in years 1 and 4. Students are not expected to teach in the first term of their 1st year and will undertake less teaching when they write up their PhD thesis in their 4th year. Up to three PhD bursaries may be awarded for the 2019 autumn intake including one predetermined research topic on “Sustainable food platforms: A comparative analysis of food provisioning and consumption in Bristol and Oslo”. Further details on this PhD project.

As part of the Hourly Paid Teaching contract, award-holders will be required to teach around 50-90 contact hours each year and will also be expected to undertake marking/grading duties. Award-holders will also be expected to undergo teacher training sessions through the CREATE scheme offered by the University’s Staff Development Unit. Awards will be renewable at the end of each year, subject to satisfactory teaching performance, up to a total of three-and-a-half years of funding.

Applicants should hold, or be close to completing, a Masters degree at distinction/merit level (or equivalent qualifications) in a relevant discipline. Apart from the predetermined topic specified above, applicants will need to prepare a research proposal which lies within the interests of one or more potential supervisors within the Department. A wide range of further information about the Department, including details of staff members and courses offered, can be found on the Department of Management's website.

Applicants for the predetermined project ("Sustainable food platforms: A comparative analysis of food provisioning and consumption in Bristol and Oslo") are required to prepare a document (c.1000 words) outlining their motivation for the project and indicating how they would approach the empirical research.

Further particulars

Where awarded, the bursary will be paid in installments in each year of PhD study, up to a maximum of three-and-a-half years. The student must remain registered as an active full-time research student in the Department and satisfactorily deliver the teaching outlined above. The latter will be assessed every twelve months. Payment is conditional on meeting the formal Faculty requirements for progression in PhD study which include completion of 60 credits of taught components and a PhD Progression Panel.

The award will not be payable once the PhD has been completed or when a student leaves the PhD programme. Payments will be suspended if the award-holder suspends their studies or switches to part-time registration.

A full bursary (home/EU or international fees, stipend and teaching income) will not be awarded where a student is in receipt of another source of external funding during the course of PhD study. In some cases, a partial award could be considered.

Application procedure

Some applicants may already hold an offer of a PhD place in the Department that could be taken up in autumn 2019. These applicants must ensure they send the requested emails indicated below. Other applicants should make an online formal PhD application as soon as possible, submitted no later than 5pm on Monday 3 June 2019, and ensure they email an expression of interest at the same time.

When completing your online PhD application, please note on the form that you wish to be considered for a Department of Management bursary.

All applicants who wish to be considered for the bursary MUST email Dr Sheena AND copy the message to and to confirm that an online PhD application has been submitted. When doing so, please quote the application ID assigned by the online system and state that you wish to be considered for the School PhD Bursary Scheme.

The subject line of this email should be ‘PhD Bursary Application’ and the deadline for this expression of interest is 5pm on Monday 3 June 2019.

If you have already contacted one or more potential supervisors at Bristol, please include their names on your PhD application.

The Department reserves the right not to make awards if no suitable candidates present themselves. Applicants who have not been contacted by the end of July 2019 should assume that their application has been unsuccessful.

Further information

Department contacts:

Dr Sheena Vachhani (Scholarship Queries) -

Dr Katharina Burger (PhD Application Process) -

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