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Graduate Research Centre

The Graduate Research Centre offers opportunities for doctoral study on both a full and part time basis.

PhD Research Opportunities 2017/18

The Faculty offers a number of funded research studentships to students wishing to carry out research on a full time basis from September 2017.

PhD Research Opportunities are available in the following subject areas

Department for the Economy and VCRS studentships

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 24 February 2017 (5.00 pm)

ESRC funded studentships

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 16 January 2017 (5.00 pm)

Application information

Applications must be linked to staff research interests and topic areas highlighted here.

Prospective students are advised to contact a named staff member about a PhD research proposal before submitting an application.

All applications must include a detailed research proposal. This should approximately 2500 words, containing an outline of the rationale for the research, the aim and objectives, overview of key literatures, and proposed methodology.

Please note that all supporting documentation along with the application must be prepared and ready to upload on the online application system.

Applications have now closed

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2017/18 annual PhD competition. The competition will reopen at the end of the year.

About the Graduate Research Centre

Studying for a PhD offers students the opportunity to research in depth a range of business and management topics at an advanced level. Completion of a doctorate typically takes three years on a full time basis and six years on a part time basis. Over 50 full time and part time research students, spread across three campuses (Magee, Coleraine and Jordanstown), are currently registered for PhD programmes in the Centre.

The Business School is involved in a new Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) for social sciences funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). This DTP will focus on the provision of exceptional PG social sciences training producing world-class research across the full range of social science disciplines:

ESRC NINE Doctoral Training Partnership