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PhD Funding and Studentships

PhD funding sources.

There are a number of sources of PhD degree funding available including doctoral loans, PhD scholarships and studentships. We offer a significant number of fully-funded PhD studentships to outstanding candidates looking to start in September 2020.

You will need to check that you meet our PhD degree requirements before applying for funding.

Contact the Doctoral Programmes Office:
mbs-pgresearch@manchester.ac.uk
+44 (0)161 275 1200

PhD Funding opportunities

Applications are now invited for a fully-funded four-year PhD studentship with integrated teaching certificate.

The University of Manchester has established funding through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) for studentships to build connections with countries that are overseas development assistance (OOA) recipients.

The University of Manchester has up to 12 studentships that will start in either April or September 2020. Three projects are based at Alliance Manchester Business School and will focus on:

  1. Digital global Public goods in health in low and middle income countries
  2. Tackling inequality through access to remedy: applying the business and human rights governance
  3. Sustainable value creation: bioeconomy innovation and opportunities for inclusiveness

The formal application process will open on 13 January 2020 and close 31 January 2020. Interviews will take place March 2020.

Please visit the University of Manchester website for further details >>

Alliance Manchester Business School is inviting applications to fully-funded PhD studentships in collaboration with The University of Melbourne.

The dual-award PhD programme offers candidates the opportunity to apply for a defined project with a strong supervisory team both in Manchester and in Melbourne. The positions are for three years and fully funded.

Up to ten fully-funded studentships are available across a defined list of projects at The University of Manchester, including two projects based at Alliance MBS.

  1. “Creative economy start-up success: Use/misuse of market research by creative economy entrepreneurs”. 
  2. "Integrating urban sustainability and digital platforms?"

The deadline for formal applications is 31 January 2020 and interviews will be held week commencing 16 March 2020.

Please visit the University of Manchester website for further details >>

MRes & PhD (1+3 years) Programme
PhD (+3 years) Programme

Alliance Manchester Business School as part of the North-West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP) - a major collaboration between the Universities of Manchester, Lancaster, Liverpool and Keele - is recruiting outstanding candidates for ESRC studentships commencing September 2020 through the Business and Management and Accounting and Finance pathways.

Eligibility 
Eligibility is determined by the ESRC's eligibility criteria so you are advised to read the ESRC guidance and information on the NWSSDTP website carefully before applying.
UK and EU students are eligible to apply:

  • UK applicants will be eligible for a full award paying tuition fees and maintenance
  • EU applicants are normally eligible for an award paying tuition fees only
  • EU applicants who have been resident in the UK for at least 3 years immediately preceding the date of the award are eligible for a full award paying tuition fees and maintenance

International applicants are not normally eligible for ESRC Studentships unless the proposed research is recognised as Advanced Quantitative Methods (AQM). UK, EU and international applicants wishing to study in an AQM area may apply for a full award paying tuition fees and maintenance.

Criteria
PhD (+3 years) applicants must have obtained a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree (or equivalent) and hold, or expect to obtain, a Masters-level qualification with a Distinction.

Exceptional Undergraduate students who hold, or expect to obtain, a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree (or equivalent) may apply to study as 1+3 years applicants.

How to apply
To be considered for one of these awards, there is a dual application procedure.  Candidates must submit the following:

  • Alliance Manchester Business School online PhD application (with supporting documents). Applicants are encouraged to submit their complete application as soon as possible but no later than 2 January 2020.

and

However, early applications are strongly recommended.

Enquiries
Details are available on the NWSSDTP website.

The Faculty of Humanities is offering one full-time PhD studentship under the EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) scheme for candidates commencing PhD studies in September 2020. The studentship comprises full-time tuition fees at the UKRI approved rate, an annual stipend starting at approx. £15,000 and a £1,000/year research training support grant (RTSG). Projects aligned to EPSRC’s shortage areas (Engineering, ICT, Materials, Mathematics - particularly statistics and operational research) can be considered for an enhanced stipend.

Eligibility criteria

1. The award is open to UK and EU candidates.

2. Candidates must have an upper second class honours degree or above and a master’s degree with an overall mark of 60% or above, or an equivalent combination of qualifications and/or experience. Additionally, they are expected to meet the specific requirements of the intended PhD programme.

3. Depending on the candidate’s residential eligibility, the award can be made as full studentship or tuition fees only studentship. Read the eligibility guidance >>

4. The proposed research project must be within the remit of EPSRC’s research themes as follows:

  • Digital economy
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Global uncertainties
  • Healthcare technologies
  • Information and communication technologies (ICT)
  • Living with environmental change
  • Manufacturing the future
  • Mathematical sciences
  • Physical sciences
  • Quantum technologies
  • Research infrastructure

Candidates and supervisors should consult the EPSRC website for further details of the eligible research themes and sub-themes.

5. The award can be converted to CASE where the projects have non-HEI collaboration, although the collaborating partner is required to provide significant cash contribution. Read more information on the ESPRC website >>

Selection Process

Alliance Manchester Business School is able to nominate one candidate of high calibre whose research project is aligned with EPSRC research theme(s). Due to the nature of EPSRC’s research priorities, it is expected that the number of nominations in each school will vary according to the relevance of the above themes. Nominations will scored based on:

  1. Proposal quality and research potential
  2. Academic track record
  3. How well the proposed project fits with the EPSRC research theme(s)

How to apply

Candidates should submit an Alliance MBS PhD application and indicate that you wish to be considered for this funding opportunity. If your application is chosen for nomination, you will be asked to provide the following documents, which will form part of the nomination:

  1. Research proposal maximum of 1,500 words excluding reference. Over-length proposals will be automatically excluded from the Faculty consideration.
  2. A separate statement of fit to EPSRC research themes (maximum 250 words)

Application Deadline: 1 March 2020

Two PhD scholarships are available for doctoral studies in the Faculty of Humanities, The University of Manchester, commencing 2019-20. The funds are made available through the Division of Development and Alumni Relations (DDAR) from donation to The University of Manchester (please see https://your.manchester.ac.uk/ for more information).

The scholarship value is £19,500 per year for three years to cover tuition fees and maintenance allowance. Additional funding of up to £1,500 per year is available to support placement, overseas institutional visit, research training and conference attendance at the discretion of the Faculty PGR Committee Chair.

Eligibility criteria

  • Applicants must hold a 2:1 Honours and Masters degrees from a reputable higher education institution and meet the other entry requirements of the PhD programme they wish to join.
  • Applicants may be of any nationality and residency status.
  • Their proposed research project must be related to one of the University's philanthropic research themes

Although not a requirement, priority is given to candidates who have identified or developed a potential opportunity to undertake doctoral placement and/or overseas institutional visit during their PhD.

How to Apply 
Candidates must submit the following:

and

Your application will be considered for admission for the PhD programme. The School will be able to nominate up to 2 candidates of high calibre and whose research project is related to the above research theme(s). All school nominations will then be considered by the Faculty committee to select the top two Faculty nominations to be submitted to DDAR. 

Application Deadline: 8 March 2019

Enquiries

For queries regarding the PhD programme and application process, please contact the Doctoral Programmes Office at Alliance Manchester Business School: mbs-pgresearch@manchester.ac.uk

The RADMA 2020 Doctoral Studies Funding call is now open to fund students from September 2020 onwards.   

The award is focused on supporting students of research technology and innovation management and is closely associated with the R&D Management journal and conferences.  It provides up to three years’ funding to talented prospective or mid-study PhD students.  The expectation is that candidates will have a Masters degree in a relevant field or an excellent first degree or equivalent.  Candidates will be expected to complete yearly progress reports and make a copy of their thesis available to RADMA upon its completion.

Eligibility 

To be eligible for funding, you must be accepted for PhD study at a UK university (see “How to Apply” below).  Applications for the funding must be supported by the your PhD supervisor.  Awards will be granted to, and administered through, the institution and not individual candidates.  The award will cover costs related to fees and specified living expenses up to a maximum of £20,000 per academic year (pro-rata for part-time students; partial funding is a possibility) and conditional upon the receipt of acceptable annual progress reports.

For the full call for proposals, RADMA funding application forms, and terms and conditions, visit the RADMA website >>

How to Apply
There is a dual application procedure and you must submit the following:

  1. An Alliance MBS PhD application form (with supporting documents) by 17 January 2020. You should indicate in your application that you are applying for RADMA funding. You must also hold an offer for the PhD by 21 February 2020.
  2. RADMA funding application form and Application Spreadsheet (with supporting documents, specified by RADMA) via email to info@radma.net by 29 February 2020.

Enquiries

For queries regarding the PhD programme and application process, please contact the Doctoral Programmes Office at Alliance Manchester Business School: mbs-pgresearch@manchester.ac.uk

If you have any further questions about this funding, visit the RADMA website or contact RADMA directly at info@radma.net.

This flagship funding scheme will give the most outstanding students from across the UK and from around the world a foundation to support research training with prominent academics across a full range of subjects. In addition to standard awards which include tuition fee and stipend, the PDS Award entitles you to an additional £1,000 p.a. enhancement to your funded stipend/living allowance.

You also have the opportunity to:

  • Attend a series of exclusive events where you'll have the opportunity to meet The University of Manchester President and Vice Chancellor, interact closely with our academic community and network with other PDS Award students
  • Benefit from international research leadership under distinguished scholars
  • Become a PDS Award ambassador for the University
  • Receive a President's Doctoral Scholar medal
  • Benefit from our extensive postgraduate researcher development and training

The prestigious PDS Awards are open to all nationalities and research areas. Decisions are based on your academic track record and evidence of your research potential.

You will only be considered for this award if you have been offered a place on an Alliance MBS PhD pathway for September 2020 entry. 

Application deadline: 17 January 2020

You are advised to submit your application as early as possible. If you don’t submit the required supporting documents by the specific deadlines your application won’t be considered.

Criteria

  • You need to have achieved a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree (or equivalent) and hold (or expect to obtain) a Masters-level qualification with Distinction.
  • You should have a track-record of research engagement (including relevant research experience and dissemination) and/or potential for outstanding research, as demonstrated in the quality of your proposal submitted as part of your application.

How to apply 
You need to submit an Alliance MBS PhD application and indicate that you wish to be considered for this funding opportunity.

Alliance Manchester Business School is committed to recruiting the highest calibre PhD students from across the globe. With an excellent international reputation, we strive to produce graduates and researchers of distinction who attain the highest standards of academic excellence, contribute to their disciplines and typify Original Thinking Applied.

This PhD scholarship offers three years’ funding, including doctoral programme tuition fees and a stipend of approximately £15,000 per year for candidates wishing to commence their studies in September 2020. The successful candidate will also receive a generous research support and conference allowance. You will also have access to a robust doctoral research training programme, dedicated research resources, training in transferable skills, visiting speaker seminar programme, and associate with existing research centres and groups. In addition, all students are encouraged to undertake training and development in teaching and deliver teaching and/or research assistantship duties on a paid basis to further enhance their experience in preparation for their future careers.

The Project

The Creative Industries are among the fastest-growing sectors in the UK but have been subject to relatively little attention by business and management scholars.

The focus of this study is on value creation and value capture in the creative industries. Although the creative industries are based on creativity, and undertaking creative activities, this does not mean that creators, and especially originators, necessarily capture (much) value. Value capture, reflected in payments received and profits, is central the survival and growth of businesses.

The question ‘who benefits from originating new things?’ was first addressed in the seminal work of David Teece, who developed the “Profiting from Innovation” framework in 1986. Later work, by Michael Jacobides and others, developed related ideas asking: “who does what and who gets what?” within supply-chains, value networks and industry ecosystems.

The project will begin by exploring these ideas in relation to the creative industries, after which the successful candidate is likely to undertake related empirical work on one or more specific creative industry sector or his or her choice.

The project will be supervised by Professor Bruce Tether, an internationally renowned scholar in innovation management and strategy. It will be affiliated to Creative Manchester and will be connected to the research activities of the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC) for which Bruce Tether is the research director

Entry Requirements

Applications for this project are sought from exceptional UK, EU and international students with an outstanding academic background.

Applicants must have a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree (or equivalent) and hold or expect to obtain a Masters level qualification with Distinction. English Language requirements (where required) are IELTS 7.0, TOEFL 623 (100 ibt), PTE 66.

How to apply

Candidates should submit a PhD application for the PhD Business & Management and indicate that they wish to be considered for this project.
Your application must contain a 3000-word research proposal related to the topic.
Candidates are strongly advised to submit their application as early as possible. Candidates who do not submit the required supporting documents by the specific deadline will not be considered.

Application deadline: 31 January 2020

Enquiries

For further details about the project, please contact Prof. Bruce Tether at bruce.tether@manchester.ac.uk

For questions related to making your application, please contact Lynne Barlow-Cheetham in the Doctoral Programmes Office at mbs-pgresearch@manchester.ac.uk

These PhD studentships offer 3 years’ funding, including doctoral programme tuition fees and a stipend of approximately £15,000 per year. You also receive a generous research support and conference allowance.

You will have access to:

  • A robust doctoral research training programme
  • Dedicated research resources
  • Training in transferable skills
  • Visiting speaker seminar programme
  • Existing research centres and groups

In addition, you are encouraged to undertake training and development in teaching and deliver teaching and/or research assistantship duties on a paid basis to further enhance your experience in preparation for your future career.

We are seeking applications from exceptional UK, EU and international students with outstanding academic backgrounds and research proposals in the following areas:

PhD Accounting and Finance >>

  • Auditing and Accountability
  • Management Accounting
  • Market Based Accounting Research
  • Asset Pricing and Market Microstructure
  • Corporate Finance and Corporate Governance
  • Financial Econometrics

PhD Business and Management >>

  • Critical Management Studies
  • Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations
  • International Business and Management
  • Decision Science
  • Information Systems
  • Operational Research
  • Marketing
  • Innovation Management
  • Health Management
  • Organisational Studies
  • Fairness and Dignity at Work
  • Organisational Psychology
  • Data Science
  • Information Management
  • Operations Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Innovation Policy
  • Strategy

PhD Science, Technology and Innovation Policy >>

  • Assessment and governance of emerging technologies
  • Responsibility in research and innovation
  • Managing and measuring science, technology and innovation policy
  • Knowledge production, innovation, technology deployment, and user engagement
  • Roles for universities, public research centres, and other organisations in science and innovation
  • Evaluation, foresight and strategic intelligence in science, technology and innovation policy

Eligibility
You must have a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree (or equivalent) and hold or expect to obtain a Masters level qualification with Distinction. English Language requirements (where required) are IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 623 (100 internet-based test) PTE 66.

The scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to applicants with an offer to start the PhD Programme in September 2020.

You are strongly advised to submit your application as early as possible. If you don’t submit the required supporting documents by the specific deadlines your application will not be considered.

Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

How to apply

You need to submit an Alliance MBS PhD application and indicate that you wish to be considered for this funding opportunity.

Closing Date: 15 January 2020, but subject to change

The University of Manchester is pleased to continue a formal Agreement with the China Scholarship Council (CSC) to develop research collaborations between UK and Chinese universities/research institutions.

Benefits

  • The University of Manchester will cover your full tuition fees for the period of the programme as outlined in the offer letter (usually 3 years)
  • The CSC provides living allowances as prescribed from time to time by the Chinese Government, and covers the round-trip airfare for you from China to the United Kingdom, visa and passport application fees.

If your application is successful, you will be responsible for arranging your visa into the country, and The University of Manchester will not be responsible or liable in any way for a failure to obtain a visa or other requisite paperwork for entry and study in Manchester.

Criteria

  • You must be a citizen and permanent resident of the People’s Republic of China at the time of application. If you are an overseas based Chinese student, you may be eligible subject to CSC policy at the time (CSC publicises the policy in October or November every year)
  • If your application is successful you must return to China upon completion of your studies and/or research
  • You must hold an unconditional offer letter from The University of Manchester. They must therefore fulfil the relevant academic entry requirements set by Alliance Manchester Business School at The University of Manchester, including a high level of English language proficiency
  • Candidates should satisfy the selection criteria set out by CSC on their website.

Application and selection process

  • You need to submit a PhD application to The University of Manchester. You need to specify in your application that you wish to apply for The University of Manchester/CSC joint scholarship scheme.
  • The University of Manchester will evaluate all applications and rank them in priority order.
  • After receiving the offer letter from The University of Manchester, candidates must also apply to CSC for funding by completing an application for funding and employer reference (Application form available online at: http://apply.csc.edu.cn) by the set deadline confirmed by CSC. Please see the above website for the dates of when the CSC application portal will open and close.
  • CSC will evaluate all of the applications according to their requirements and priorities, and provide The University of Manchester with a final list of scholarship recipients and inform the successful candidates.

For CSC-related queries, contact: Shemsah Farooq, International Officer, International Development, The University of Manchester (shemsah.farooq@manchester.ac.uk; +44 (0)161 306 3755)

Alliance Manchester Business School is committed to recruiting the highest calibre PhD students from across the globe. With an excellent international reputation, we strive to produce graduates and researchers of distinction who attain the highest standards of academic excellence, contribute to their disciplines and typify Original Thinking Applied.

This PhD scholarship offers three years’ funding, including doctoral programme tuition fees and a stipend of approximately £15,000 per year for candidates wishing to commence their studies in September 2020.  The successful candidate will also receive a generous research support and conference allowance.  You will also have access to a robust doctoral research training programme, dedicated research resources, training in transferable skills, visiting speaker seminar programme, and associate with existing research centres and groups. In addition, all students are encouraged to undertake training and dvelopment in teaching and deliver teaching and/or research assistantship duties on a paid basis to further enhance their experience in preparation for their future careers.

The Project

Although there is an increasingly wider application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in various areas of marketing and consumer decision-making, research that sheds light on its ethical implications is limited. This is particularly surprising, as the increasing use of AI raises significant ethical concerns, given that the capability of AI applications is largely determined by the availability of personal and historical data.

While AI can be used in a progressive way to enhance marketing’s positive impact on societal issues in terms of fairness, equality, and diversity, AI applications could also—intentionally or unintentionally—cause bias, discrimination, or even harm to marketing practice and consumer wellbeing.

Despite that media and public discourses have paid increasing attention to the issue of ethical AI in general, there is a lack of empirical research on how consumers are influenced by the transparency (or lack thereof) of AI predictions and decisions. The aim of this project is to explore the major ethical issues of AI in marketing and consumer decision-making, with a particular focus on the role of interpretability in enhancing the transparency of AI-enabled marketing applications. This project will also aim explore the downstream behavioural consequences of AI interpretability on consumer decision-making.

Entry Requirements

Applications for this project are sought from exceptional UK, EU and international students with an outstanding academic background.

Applicants must have a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree (or equivalent) and hold or expect to obtain a Masters level qualification with Distinction. English Language requirements (where required) are IELTS 7.0, TOEFL 623 (100 ibt), PTE 66.

How to apply

Candidates should submit a PhD application for the PhD Business & Management, and indicate that they wish to be considered for this project.
Your application must contain a 3000-word research proposal related to the topic.
Candidates are strongly advised to submit their application as early as possible.  Candidates who do not submit the required supporting documents by the specific deadline will not be considered.

Application deadline: 31 January 2020

Enquiries

For further details about the project, please contact Prof. Hongwei He at hongwei.he@manchester.ac.uk.

For questions related to making your application, please contact Lynne Barlow-Cheetham in the Doctoral Programmes Office: mbs-pgresearch@manchester.ac.uk

Alliance Manchester Business School is committed to recruiting the highest calibre PhD students from across the globe. With an excellent international reputation, we strive to produce graduates and researchers of distinction who attain the highest standards of academic excellence, contribute to their disciplines and typify Original Thinking Applied.

This PhD scholarship offers three years’ funding, including doctoral programme tuition fees and a stipend of approximately £15,000 per year for candidates wishing to commence their studies in September 2020. The successful candidate will also receive a generous research support and conference allowance.  You will also have access to a robust doctoral research training programme, dedicated research resources, training in transferable skills, visiting speaker seminar programme, and associate with existing research centres and groups. In addition, all students are encouraged to undertake training and development in teaching and deliver teaching and/or research assistantship duties on a paid basis to further enhance their experience in preparation for their future careers.

The Project

Does people’s ability to manage the feelings of others improve or decline with age?  This is the focal question to be answered in the present PhD.

The ability to manage other people’s feelings is central to many job roles, particularly in the service and retail sectors. Organisations in general, particularly those in sectors like service and retail, which have traditionally depended on younger workers, will increasingly require older workers in order to address current and forecasted worker shortages.  But with stereotypes about ‘older workers’ to contend with, and a lack of evidence base, do older workers have the necessary skills to succeed in these roles, or might they actually be superior to younger workers?

This PhD will involve quantitative data collection techniques, including experience sampling diaries and experimental methods. The PhD will be supervised by Drs. Karen Niven and Nils Muhlert in a cross-Faculty collaboration between Alliance Manchester Business School and the Division of Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology. The successful candidate will likely be from a psychology background and have experience using statistical methods and collecting data, although not necessarily in using the specific methods of the PhD.

Entry Requirements

Applications for this project are sought from exceptional UK, EU and international students with an outstanding academic background.

Applicants must have a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree (or equivalent) and hold or expect to obtain a Masters level qualification with Distinction. English Language requirements (where required) are IELTS 7.0, TOEFL 623 (100 ibt), PTE 66.

How to apply

Candidates should submit a PhD application for the PhD Business & Management, and indicate that they wish to be considered for this project.
Your application must contain a 3000-word research proposal related to the topic.
Candidates are strongly advised to submit their application as early as possible.  Candidates who do not submit the required supporting documents by the specific deadline will not be considered.

Application deadline: 31 January 2020

Enquiries

For further details about the project, please contact Dr. Karen Niven at karen.niven@manchester.ac.uk.

For questions related to making your application, please contact Lynne Barlow-Cheetham in the Doctoral Programmes Office: mbs-pgresearch@manchester.ac.uk

Alliance Manchester Business School is committed to recruiting the highest calibre PhD students from across the globe. With an excellent international reputation, we strive to produce graduates and researchers of distinction who attain the highest standards of academic excellence, contribute to their disciplines and typify Original Thinking Applied.

This PhD scholarship offers three years’ funding, including doctoral programme tuition fees and a stipend of approximately £15,000 per year for candidates wishing to commence their studies in September 2020.  The successful candidate will also receive a generous research support and conference allowance.  You will also have access to a robust doctoral research training programme, dedicated research resources, training in transferable skills, visiting speaker seminar programme, and associate with existing research centres and groups. In addition, all students are encouraged to undertake training and development in teaching and deliver teaching and/or research assistantship duties on a paid basis to further enhance their experience in preparation for their future careers.

The Project

Applications are invited for a 3-year funded scholarship situated within the Work and Equalities Institute, Alliance Manchester Business School and aimed at investigated the relationship between increasing (intra-European) migration and labour market flexibility across European countries over the past twenty years or so.

Applicants are encouraged to frame the project according to their own specific interests in this topic area but should make reference to one or more of the below themes:

  • Determinants (resources and constraints) of employers’ preference for migrant workers across countries/sectors/organizational contexts.
  • Determinants (resources and constraints) of migrants’ choices in seeking access to country/ sectors/ organizational contexts.
  • Role of contextual embedded variables and mechanisms which are relevant in shaping actors (employers and migrants in primis) choices within specific sectors/ organizational contexts
  • Experiences of migrant labour market insertion and the role of migrant organisations and employers
  • Effect of increasing immigration levels on labour market dynamics (strategies and responses of industrial relations actors; strategies of statutory regulatory actors; policy changes in labour market domain).

The PhD project is open to various frames of reference and disciplinary perspectives but proposals that focus primarily on sociological, industrial relations or political economy perspectives will be particularly welcome. A cross-country comparative perspective and a qualitative methodology are particularly welcome.

Entry Requirements

Applications for this project are sought from exceptional UK, EU and international students with an outstanding academic background.

Applicants must have a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree (or equivalent) and hold or expect to obtain a Masters level qualification with Distinction. English Language requirements (where required) are IELTS 7.0, TOEFL 623 (100 ibt), PTE 66.

How to apply

Candidates should submit a PhD application for the PhD Business & Management, and indicate that they wish to be considered for this project.
Your application must contain a 3000-word research proposal related to the topic.
Candidates are strongly advised to submit their application as early as possible. Candidates who do not submit the required supporting documents by the specific deadline will not be considered.

Application deadline: 31 January 2020

Enquiries

For further details about the project, please contact Dr. Stefania Marino at stefania.marino@manchester.ac.uk.

For questions related to making your application, please contact Lynne Barlow-Cheetham in the Doctoral Programmes Office: mbs-pgresearch@manchester.ac.uk

Alliance Manchester Business School is committed to recruiting the highest calibre PhD students from across the globe. With an excellent international reputation, we strive to produce graduates and researchers of distinction who attain the highest standards of academic excellence, contribute to their disciplines and typify Original Thinking Applied.

This PhD scholarship offers three years’ funding, including doctoral programme tuition fees and a stipend of approximately £15,000 per year for candidates wishing to commence their studies in September 2020. The successful candidate will also receive a generous research support and conference allowance. You will also have access to a robust doctoral research training programme, dedicated research resources, training in transferable skills, visiting speaker seminar programme, and associate with existing research centres and groups. In addition, all students are encouraged to undertake training and development in teaching and deliver teaching and/or research assistantship duties on a paid basis to further enhance their experience in preparation for their future careers.

The Project

Health span, defined as the length of time an individual spends in good health, can be influenced by a wide range of factors, including genetic predisposition and other external influences such as lifestyle and social factors. Recent advances in epigenomics and genomics (also referred as ‘omics’) enable us to monitor biological indicators of reduced health span. Despite recent data science advances for making predictions about diseases such as cancer, communicating risk estimates from diverse datasets and designing interventions to help individuals make lifestyle choices remain as challenges.

This project will (1) lay the foundations for understanding individual responses to risk estimates based on genomics and (2) seek to improve the communication of risk by providing personalised communication messages taking into account individual characteristics such as decision making and information processing styles.

This is cross-disciplinary research that draws from diverse areas of expertise such as decision behaviour, marketing, decision theory, epidemiology and advanced computational methods. The work will lead to effective strategies for communicating risk about diseases.

Entry Requirements

Applications for this project are sought from exceptional UK, EU and international students with an outstanding academic background.

Applicants must have a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree (or equivalent) and hold or expect to obtain a Masters level qualification with Distinction. English Language requirements (where required) are IELTS 7.0, TOEFL 623 (100 ibt), PTE 66.

How to apply

Candidates should submit a PhD application for the PhD Business & Management, and indicate that they wish to be considered for this project.
Your application must contain a 3000-word research proposal related to the topic.
Candidates are strongly advised to submit their application as early as possible.  Candidates who do not submit the required supporting documents by the specific deadline will not be considered.

Application deadline: 31 January 2020

Enquiries

For further details about the project, please contact Dr. Nadia Papamichail at nadia.papamichail@manchester.ac.uk.

For questions related to making your application, please contact Lynne Barlow-Cheetham in the Doctoral Programmes Office: mbs-pgresearch@manchester.ac.uk

Alliance Manchester Business School is committed to recruiting the highest calibre PhD students from across the globe. With an excellent international reputation, we strive to produce graduates and researchers of distinction who attain the highest standards of academic excellence, contribute to their disciplines and typify Original Thinking Applied.

This PhD scholarship offers three years’ funding, including doctoral programme tuition fees and a stipend of approximately £15,000 per year for candidates wishing to commence their studies in September 2020.  The successful candidate will also receive a generous research support and conference allowance.  You will also have access to a robust doctoral research training programme, dedicated research resources, training in transferable skills, visiting speaker seminar programme, and associate with existing research centres and groups. In addition, all students are encouraged to undertake training and development in teaching and deliver teaching and/or research assistantship duties on a paid basis to further enhance their experience in preparation for their future careers.

The Project

3D printing is transforming the processes and organisation of production and disrupting innovation processes, supply chains, business models, entrepreneurship, work practices and global value chains. With 3D printing, objects are constructed through the bonding or joining of powders. This allows for large scale customization, based on (minor) software based re-design. It is a form of robotic manufacturing or automation, which can be used to replace high and low labour-cost activities. As the cost of 3D printers rapidly decreases, this technology is revolutionising the way products are fabricated, expanding opportunities for customisation, offering a tremendous potential to reshape economies and industrial landscapes. 

Three decades since the first 3D printers were commercialised, we still don’t know much about opportunities and challenges of 3D printing to innovation processes, and in particular the technological and knowledge landscape, the evolutionary pattern of 3D inventions, the characteristics of the inventors, how these new technologies relate to existing technologies in terms of knowledge relatedness and capabilities.  This doctoral research will fill this gap, develop deep understanding of the 3D printing technological landscape, assess the evolution of key technologies related to 3D printing, identify highly valuable patents and inventors, and understand patent strategies. 

Entry Requirements

Applications for this project are sought from exceptional UK, EU and international students with an outstanding academic background.

Applicants must have a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree (or equivalent) and hold or expect to obtain a Masters level qualification with Distinction. English Language requirements (where required) are IELTS 7.0, TOEFL 623 (100 ibt), PTE 66.

How to apply

Candidates should submit a PhD application for the PhD Business & Management, and indicate that they wish to be considered for this project.
Your application must contain a 3000-word research proposal related to the topic.
Candidates are strongly advised to submit their application as early as possible.  Candidates who do not submit the required supporting documents by the specific deadline will not be considered.

Application deadline: 31 January 2020

Enquiries

For further details about the project, please contact Prof. Silvia Massini at silvia.massini@manchester.ac.uk.

For questions related to making your application, please contact Lynne Barlow-Cheetham in the Doctoral Programmes Office: mbs-pgresearch@manchester.ac.uk

Alliance Manchester Business School is committed to recruiting the highest calibre PhD students from across the globe. With an excellent international reputation, we strive to produce graduates and researchers of distinction who attain the highest standards of academic excellence, contribute to their disciplines and typify Original Thinking Applied.

This PhD scholarship offers three years’ funding, including doctoral programme tuition fees and a stipend of approximately £15,000 per year for candidates wishing to commence their studies in September 2020.  The successful candidate will also receive a generous research support and conference allowance.  You will also have access to a robust doctoral research training programme, dedicated research resources, training in transferable skills, visiting speaker seminar programme, and associate with existing research centres and groups. In addition, all students are encouraged to undertake training and development in teaching and deliver teaching and/or research assistantship duties on a paid basis to further enhance their experience in preparation for their future careers.

The Project

Modern slavery is a serious issue that the world faces today. A great proportion of modern slavery victims, while located in developing countries, are connected to supply chains of large multinational companies in developed countries. There is a great amount of supply chain modern slavery information in the text of public disclosure such as SEC filings, third-party news as well as Modern Slavery Act (MSA) statements, a new firm report requested annually by the UK government to describe companies’ potential modern slavery risks in business supply chains and future actions to mitigate these risks. Natural Language Processing (NLP), a machine learning method, is relatively novel in the study of modern slavery. It can help to extract important information (e.g. supplier names, location, etc.) from public disclosure more efficiently. Further research is required to understand the role of MSA statements, how NLP can be applied in supply chain modern slavery study and how the stock price will be affected by such risks. This PhD research would have a real impact to help those vulnerable people who suffer from inequalities and provide substantial advices for both policy makers and company regulators on modern slavery issues.

Entry Requirements

Applications for this project are sought from exceptional UK, EU and international students with an outstanding academic background.

Applicants must have a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree (or equivalent) and hold or expect to obtain a Masters level qualification with Distinction. English Language requirements (where required) are IELTS 7.0, TOEFL 623 (100 ibt), PTE 66.

How to apply

Candidates should submit a PhD application for the PhD Accounting & Finance, and indicate that they wish to be considered for this project.
Your application must contain a 3000-word research proposal related to the topic.
Candidates are strongly advised to submit their application as early as possible.  Candidates who do not submit the required supporting documents by the specific deadline will not be considered.

Application deadline: 31 January 2020

Enquiries

For further details about the project, please contact Prof. Ser-Huang Poon at ser-huang.poon@manchester.ac.uk.

For questions related to making your application, please contact Lynne Barlow-Cheetham in the Doctoral Programmes Office: mbs-pgresearch@manchester.ac.uk

Alliance Manchester Business School is committed to recruiting the highest calibre PhD students from across the globe.

This PhD scholarship offers three years’ funding, including doctoral programme tuition fees and a stipend of approximately £15,000 per year for candidates wishing to commence their studies in September 2020.  The successful candidate will also receive a generous research support and conference allowance.  You will also have access to a robust doctoral research training programme, dedicated research resources, training in transferable skills, visiting speaker seminar programme, and associate with existing research centres and groups. In addition, all students are encouraged to undertake training and development in teaching and deliver teaching and/or research assistantship duties on a paid basis to further enhance their experience in preparation for their future careers.

The Project

We are looking for a PhD student in the areas of machine learning and human computer interaction to carry out research on Explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI).  XAI is growing in importance as a foundation for smooth adoption and effective use of Artificial Intelligence. Successful XAI systems are few and far between because of the lack of effective frameworks to guide their creation and deployment.

The PhD research project will produce an explainable model of AI imaging systems using the AMBS’ Data Visualisation Observatory as the explanation interface. The experience of building the model will then feed into the creation and evaluation of a new theoretical framework to guide the construction of XAI.

The project will be structured in two phases. Phase 1 will focus on the development of an explainable AI model and a set of explanation interfaces for a specific imaging classification problem. The problem will be defined at the start of the project and the student will obtain access to an imaging classification system, as well relevant data (first 18 months). Phase 2 will focus on the development of a new theoretical framework of explanation (Months 18 to 36). This phase will involve user evaluations of the explainable model and explanation interface to understand whether and how it improves the user’s decisions and overall task performance; but also to identify and correct errors in the explainable model and to carry out additional training of both the system and its users.

Entry Requirements

Applications for this project are sought from exceptional UK, EU and international students with an outstanding academic background.

Applicants must have a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree (or equivalent) and hold or expect to obtain a Masters level qualification with Distinction. English Language requirements (where required) are IELTS 7.0, TOEFL 623 (100 ibt), PTE 66.

How to apply

Candidates should submit a PhD application for the PhD Business & Management, and indicate that they wish to be considered for this project.

Your application must contain a 3000-word research proposal related to the topic.

Candidates are strongly advised to submit their application as early as possible. Candidates who do not submit the required supporting documents by the specific deadline will not be considered.

Application deadline: 31 January 2020

Enquiries

For further details about the project, please contact Prof. Panos Constantinides at panos.constantinides@manchester.ac.uk.

For questions related to making your application, please contact Lynne Barlow-Cheetham in the Doctoral Programmes Office: mbs-pgresearch@manchester.ac.uk

Alliance Manchester Business School is committed to recruiting the highest calibre PhD students from across the globe. With an excellent international reputation, we strive to produce graduates and researchers of distinction who attain the highest standards of academic excellence, contribute to their disciplines and typify Original Thinking Applied.

This PhD scholarship offers three years’ funding, including doctoral programme tuition fees and a stipend of approximately £15,000 per year for candidates wishing to commence their studies in September 2020.  The successful candidate will also receive a generous research support and conference allowance.  You will also have access to a robust doctoral research training programme, dedicated research resources, training in transferable skills, visiting speaker seminar programme, and associate with existing research centres and groups. In addition, all students are encouraged to undertake training and development in teaching and deliver teaching and/or research assistantship duties on a paid basis to further enhance their experience in preparation for their future careers.

The Project

One of the fundamental issues in Finance is the understanding of risk. So far, textual information about risks as disclosed by firms has been neglected in finance research because of the challenges to identify, extract, and quantify the risks systematically. This PhD aims at identifying, characterising and quantifying emerging risks within the disclosure of publicly listed firms. The project will develop an algorithmic framework using the principles of unsupervised machine learning techniques to detect emerging risks over time and to quantify their importance. Methods will be developed to allow for the graphical illustration (life cycle) of those emerging risks to understand how they may be spreading to other firms and industries. The results will then be used to examine whether and which types of risks allow for the prediction of future firm, industry, and economy outcomes.

The project will require the application of advanced natural language processing techniques to publicly available firm financial disclosures available over time. Knowledge in Finance and experience in data science is required.

The project will be co-supervised by Dr. Stefan Petry from Alliance Manchester Business School and Prof. Goran Nenadic from the School of Computer Science.

Entry Requirements

Applications for this project are sought from exceptional UK, EU and international students with an outstanding academic background.

Experience in data science is required.

Applicants must have a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree (or equivalent) and hold or expect to obtain a Masters level qualification with Distinction. English Language requirements (where required) are IELTS 7.0, TOEFL 623 (100 ibt), PTE 66.

How to apply

Candidates should submit a PhD application for the PhD Accounting & Finance and indicate that they wish to be considered for this project.

Your application must contain a 3000-word research proposal related to the topic.

Candidates are strongly advised to submit their application as early as possible. Candidates who do not submit the required supporting documents by the specific deadline will not be considered.

Application deadline: 31 January 2020

Enquiries

For further details about the project, please contact Dr. Stefan Petry at stefan.petry@manchester.ac.uk.

For questions related to making your application, please contact Lynne Barlow-Cheetham in the Doctoral Programmes Office: mbs-pgresearch@manchester.ac.uk

Alliance Manchester Business School is committed to recruiting the highest calibre PhD students from across the globe. With an excellent international reputation, we strive to produce graduates and researchers of distinction who attain the highest standards of academic excellence, contribute to their disciplines and typify Original Thinking Applied.

This PhD scholarship offers three years’ funding, including doctoral programme tuition fees and a stipend of approximately £15,000 per year for candidates wishing to commence their studies in September 2020.  The successful candidate will also receive a generous research support and conference allowance.  You will also have access to a robust doctoral research training programme, dedicated research resources, training in transferable skills, visiting speaker seminar programme, and associate with existing research centres and groups. In addition, all students are encouraged to undertake training and development in teaching and deliver teaching and/or research assistantship duties on a paid basis to further enhance their experience in preparation for their future careers.

The Project

This PhD project will investigate the adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods in scientific research and innovation and its implications – by pursuing three interrelated research objectives.  First, the project will explore how and where AI is being introduced into scientific research processes.  Second, focusing on leading labs in emerging technologies, the project will examine how AI may influence processes of knowledge discovery, teamwork, the construction of research outputs, and characteristics of innovation.  Third, the project will investigate the implications for the management of AI in the lab at institutional, research system, and policy levels.  Fieldwork will occur in the UK using a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods. The PhD project will be undertaken at the AMBS Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIOIR) as part of the Emerging Technologies and Governance group under the supervision of Professor Philip Shapira (supervisor) and Dr Barbara Ribeiro (co-supervisor). The project will contribute to University and AMBS research themes related to the challenges and opportunities presented by the digital revolution including the digital transformation of science and engineering.

Entry Requirements

Applications for this project are sought from exceptional UK, EU and international students with an outstanding academic background.

Applicants must have a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree (or equivalent) and hold or expect to obtain a Masters level qualification with Distinction. English Language requirements (where required) are IELTS 7.0, TOEFL 623 (100 ibt), PTE 66.

How to apply

Candidates should submit a PhD application for the PhD Science, Technology & Innovation Policy, and indicate that they wish to be considered for this project.

Your application must contain a 3000-word research proposal related to the topic.

Candidates are strongly advised to submit their application as early as possible.  Candidates who do not submit the required supporting documents by the specific deadline will not be considered.

Application deadline: 31 January 2020

Enquiries

For further details about the project, please contact Prof. Philip Shapira (pshapira@manchester.ac.uk) or Dr. Barbara Ribeiro (barbara.ribeiro@manchester.ac.uk).

For questions related to making your application, please contact Lynne Barlow-Cheetham in the Doctoral Programmes Office: mbs-pgresearch@manchester.ac.uk

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