School of Business and Management

Fees and Funding

Fees

Undertaking a PhD is a serious financial commitment, and involves careful financial planning at the time of application and for the duration of the programme. Prices will almost inevitably rise and you must allow for this when planning your finances. Your costs will comprise both tuition fees and living costs.

UK/EU

The estimated amount for 2018-19 is £4,260 per year for full-time research (including MPhil and PhD)

£2130 per year for part-time research (including MPhil and PhD)

*Tuition fees for home students are set by the Research Council UK (RCUK)

Overseas Student Fees are roughly £15550

Part-time fees

Part-time fees are one half of the standard full-time programme fees. If the full-time programme fee increases in the second year, then you will be required to pay one half of the increased fee.

If you are considering doing a PhD but are concerned about the fees, check our funding below to see if you are eligible for any scholarships from the universities or external bodies.

Current Studentship and Scholoarship Opportunities

The School of Business and Management, QMUL, invites applications for PhD Studentships, commencing September 2019.

We welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates from the UK, EU and overseas for full-time study in the following subject areas: Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Employment Relations, Equality and Diversity, Human Resource Management, Management & Organization Studies, Public Management, Supply Chain Management, Strategic Management, Information Management, Monetary and Macroeconomics, Labour Economics, Public Economics, International Business and Leadership.

The research proposals submitted by applicants should normally fit at least one of the School’s centres/groups:

Behavioural Finance Working Group (BFWG)

Business Ecosystems Research Group (BERG)

Accounting & Accountability Research Group (AARG)

Centre for Globalisation Research (CGR)

Centre for Research in Equality and Diversity (CRED)

Centre on Labour and Global Production (CLGP)

Marketing Interactions & Consumer Behaviour Group (MICBG)

Organisational Processes and Practices Research Group (OPPRG)

Public Management and Regulation Cluster (PMR) 

Borderlines: Action Research Cluster in Creative and Cultural Economies

Cluster for African Business, Organisations and Society

Candidates must specify which research group they wish to join and identify potential supervisor(s) on their application form. Candidates are encouraged to discuss their research proposal with a member of academic staff specialising in their research area.

 

QMUL Principal's Postgraduate Research Studentships

QMUL Principal's Postgraduate Research Studentships which are available to Home, EU, and International students wishing to undertake research in any area of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Engineering. There is no separate application process for these awards. 

Candidate Profile

To apply you will normally have a first degree with first class honors (or equivalent) and a Master's degree at distinction level, in business/management or a discipline related to your research topic, and an overall IELTS score of 7. Borderline cases will be considered individually. We do not normally accept an MBA. Relevant experience is also taken into account.

The Award

Awards are open to Home and Overseas applicants.
The Studentships consist of the full cost of (home or overseas) fees and £16,777 a year for maintenance for 3 years. The School also provides all PhD researchers with a £1,000 research allowance for conference attendance and other research related expenses. Award holders will be expected to be resident in London during the period of the studentship.

How to Apply https://www.qmul.ac.uk/busman/postgraduate/phd-programme/

Application Deadline

The closing date for all applications is 31st January 2019, 17:00 GMT. 

 

ESRC 1+3 or +3 PhD Studentships

Queen Mary University of London is a partner institution in one of the largest Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Training Partnerships in the country. The new London Interdisciplinary Social Science (LISS) partnership, with King’s College London and Imperial College, will provide over 50 funded ESRC studentships a year across a range of interdisciplinary areas. The Partnership will develop a research community across the social sciences and at the interface between social science disciplines and health and medicine, the natural and physical sciences, engineering and the arts & humanities. Students will have access to a range of training and development opportunities across the three institutions.  Further opportunities will be announced here. [Learn more]

The School of Business and Management QMUL, invites applications to be put forward for ESRC 1+3 (MRes + PhD), +3 (PhD) Studentships commencing September 2019, through the London Interdisciplinary Social Science (LISS) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP).

 

We welcome applications particularly under the following thematic pathways:

Pathway 4: Economics, Finance & the World Economy

Pathway 5: Work, Organisations & Business Management

Pathway 13: Politics, Public Policy & Governance

Candidates must specify which thematic pathway and sub-pathway their proposed work is most closely affiliated with and identify potential supervisor(s) on their application form.

Visit https://liss-dtp.ac.uk/thematic-pathways/ to identify the sub-pathway that best fits your proposed research.

 

The Award

Eligibility for the ESRC awards is based on UK residency, see: https://liss-dtp.ac.uk/

The Studentships consist of the full cost of (home or overseas) fees and £16,777 a year for maintenance for 3 years (4 years for ESRC 1+3 studentships). The School also provides all PhD researchers with a £1,000 research allowance for conference attendance and other research related expenses. Award holders will be expected to be resident in London during the period of the studentship.

Candidate Profile

To apply ESRC 1+3 (MRes + PhD) you will normally have a first degree with first class honors (or equivalent) in business/management or a discipline related to your research topic. Applicants are required to have an IELTS overall score of 7, a minimum score of 6.5 in writing at the time of application.

To apply the ESRC +3 (PhD) programme you will normally have a first degree with first class honors (or equivalent) and a Master's degree at distinction level, in business/management or a discipline related to your research topic. Borderline cases will be considered individually. We do not normally accept an MBA. Relevant experience is also taken into account. Applicants are required to have an IELTS overall score of 7, a minimum score of 6.5 in writing at the time of application.

Our PhD Programme is highly competitive and for research studentships all applicants will be judged according to the same criteria, namely: record of academic and/or professional achievement; quality of their research proposal; and compatibility with the research interests and expertise in the school.

Queen Mary University of London is committed to the provision of equality of opportunity for all its students and staff. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of their race and ethnicity, sex, parental status, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation and gender identity, or age.

Further Details and Application Process

The closing date for all applications is 31 January 2019, 17:00 GMT. 

To apply for a 1+3 or +3 studentship with LISS DTP, you must simultaneously complete (i) the online application to join an MRes or the PhD programme in the School of Business and Management at Queen Mary University of London, and (ii) studentship application to LISS DTP by the closing date.

We advise that you aim to submit your admissions application to the School of Business and Management two weeks in advance of the 31 January deadline for your references to be received in a timely fashion.

On your application form, please specify which thematic pathway and sub-pathwayyour proposed work is most closely affiliated with.

Visit https://liss-dtp.ac.uk/thematic-pathways/ to identify the sub-pathway that best fits your proposed research.

For further details and how to apply for Admission the School of Business and Management please visit: http://www.busman.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/phd-programme/

General enquiries should be addressed to the School of Business and Management PhD Administrator, Saima Ahmed (sbmphd-admissions@qmul.ac.uk).

 

China Council Scholarship 

Since 2007, Queen Mary University of London and the China Scholarship Council (CSC) have been offering joint scholarships to Chinese students from leading universities in the People's Republic of China for doctoral study at Queen Mary. [Learn more]

The School of Business and Management (SBM) is delighted to be able to offer the China Council Scholarhship (CSC) scholarships for entry in September 2019. 

The Award

Full tuition fee scholarship (in the form of fee waiver) for up to three years;

— Living allowance as prescribed by the Chinese Government for the term of the scholarship;
— One return air fare between China and London by the most economical route.

Please note that the tuition fee scholarship will be provided by Queen Mary while the other listed benefits will be provided by the China Scholarship Council. Neither the University nor the Council will be responsible for any other expenses.

Eligibility

The CSC accepts applications from Chinese nationals (PRC only, not Hong Kong or Taiwan) with an offer of a place for a research degree in the UK. Chinese students already in the UK can apply as continuing students (e.g. those going into the 2nd year of a PhD) are also eligible to apply.

Application Procedure

Application for the Queen Mary/China Scholarship Council Joint PhD Scholarship is a two-step process.

Step 1: Apply for Admission to the School of Business and Management at Queen Mary

Apply to Queen Mary for admission as a postgraduate research student at the School of Business and Management by completing the online application form. For further details and how to apply visit; http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/research/funding_phd/international-scholarships/china-scholarship-council-co-funded-scholarships/  and refer to the School’s web pages: http://www.busman.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/phdprogramme/index.html.

To ensure that applicants for the Queen Mary CSC Scholarship are identified and given priority for the processing of their application, all applicants for this scheme must send an email to international-admissions@qmul.ac.uk stating the student application number and identifying themselves as CSC applicants as soon as they have completed the online application form.

The application closes on 31st January 2019, 17.00 GMT.

Step 2: Apply for the China Scholarship Council Scholarship

Applicants should refer to the China Scholarship Council website at www.csc.edu.cn for details on how to apply for the CSC scholarship. The CSC accepts applications between  March and April 2019.

Candidate Profile

The School of Business and Management is committed to appointing only the very best candidates to its PhD programme. To apply you should have a good first degree (BA or BSc Honours or equivalent), and a Masters qualification (at Distinction level) in a cognate discipline related to the studentship. We do not normally accept an MBA. Applicants are required to haven an IELTS overall score of 7 at the time of application. 

Further Details and Application Process

Candidates are encouraged to discuss their research proposal with a member of academic staff specialising in their research area. Details of academic staff and their research interests can be found on the School of Business and Management website.

For further details on the application process please visit our how to apply page or visit the PhD programme page. 

General enquiries should be addressed to the PhD Administrator, Saima Ahmed (sbmphd-admissions@qmul.ac.uk).

Application Deadline

The closing date for applications is 31st January 2019, 17.00 GMT. All short-listed applicants will be interviewed shortly after the closing date (either face-to-face or, in the case of overseas candidates, by Skype or telephone).

 

London Arts & Humanities Partnership (LAHP-DTP) Studentships

The London Arts and Humanities Partnership has up to 90 cross-institutional studentships per year available for postgraduate research students studying arts and humanities disciplines at King’s College London, London School of Economics and Political Science, Queen Mary University London, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Royal College of Art, Royal College of Music, School of Advanced Study or University College London Your research topic must be within the subject areas covered by the AHRC

Candidate Profile

To apply you you will normally have a first degree with first class honors (or equivalent) and a Master's degree at distinction level, in business/management or a discipline related to your research topic. Borderline cases will be considered individually. We do not normally accept an MBA. Relevant experience is also taken into account. Applicants are required to have an IELTS overall score of 7, a minimum score of 6.5 in writing at the time of application.

The Award

Eligibility for the LAHP awards please check here: https://www.lahp.ac.uk/apply-for-a-studentship
The Studentships consist of the full cost of (home or overseas) fees and £16,777 a year for maintenance for 3 years. The School also provides all PhD researchers with a £1,000 research allowance for conference attendance and other research related expenses. Award holders will be expected to be resident in London during the period of the studentship.

LAHP has a limited number of full awards (fees and stipend) for EU students designated `fees-only’ by the AHRC.

Application Deadline

18th January 2019 Date by which applicants must have submitted an application for PhD study at LAHP partner institutions (please note application deadlines for individual institution might be different. Please check directly with your own institution.)

28th January 2019 at 23.59 – Applications deadline. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.

4th February 2019 at 09.00 – Deadline for Supervisor Statement of Support. Applicants will be responsible for ensuring the reference is received by the deadline.

For full details on these studentships, please see https://www.lahp.ac.uk/apply-for-a-studentship/

For further details about the PhD programme and how to apply please visit: http://www.busman.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/phd-programme

 

Queen Mary University of London Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarships (QMUL-LTDS) Programme

QMUL-LTDS will support interdisciplinary PhD projects addressing the theme of mobile people across at least two of these disciplines. We will award up to 7 full-time doctoral scholarships each academic year for three years from 2018-19. The Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarships award builds on QMUL’s unique, agent-centred research in the humanities, social and cognitive sciences on human mobility as a global norm rather than an exception, and on the impact of mobile people on social and political institutions such as citizenship, democracy, nationality, and security.

For further information please see here: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/politics/phd/mobilepeoplestudentships/

We are now inviting applicants for 2019-20 entry for fully funded QMUL-LTDS Interdisciplinary Doctoral Scholarships on the theme of ‘Mobile People: mobility as a way of life. This includes research in the fields of migration studies, refugee studies and citizenship studies in the disciplines of Economics, Geography, History, International Relations, Law, Linguistics, Politics and Psychology.

Please note that if you are applying for the QMUL-LTDS Scholarships, you will need to specifically address the following questions in your research proposal:

Outline the research questions in reference to QMUL-LTDS research framework, theories, methods, and data relevant to the research question. Applicants are required to identify a thematic area that their proposed research roughly corresponds to and an institutional dimension to which it speaks;

Indicate two potential supervisors from two different schools (disciplines) including the Schools of Politics and International Relations (IR), Business and ManagementEconomics and FinanceLanguages, Linguistics and FilmGeographyPsychology (SBCS)History, and Law. Applicants are encouraged to contact their potential supervisors in advance of making a formal application.

Mention in your proposal, personal statement and online application form in the 'Funding' section that you are applying for funding under QMUL-LTDS.

For further information please see here: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/politics/phd/mobilepeoplestudentships/

The closing date for all applications is 31 January 2019, 17:00 GMT. 

 

The Alan Turing Institute studentships

The Alan Turing Institute studentships are new for 2019, come with a generous stipend (£20,500/yr) and are available across 12 of our academic Schools and Institutes, all with a link to Data Science or Artificial Intelligence.

For more information please visit: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/scholarships/items/turing-institute-phd-studentships.html

The closing date for all applications is 14 January 2019.

 

Other source of funding

HEC Pakistan Government Scholarships

The Higher Education Commission of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan runs a variety of scholarship schemes for Pakistani nationals wishing to pursue PhD study at overseas institutions.

QMUL partners with the HEC in one of these schemes – the 90% Overseas Scholarship scheme. To apply for this scheme applicants should refer to the HEC website and follow the application procedures. Details can be found on the HEC website.

RCUK Research Studentships which are usually restricted to Home and EU students researching particular subject areas. There is no separate application process for these awards. 

Research Studentships which are funded through industry, research charities, and cultural organisations are typically tied to a particular PhD project and have variable eligibility criteria. They have deadlines throughout the year.

Commonwealth Scholarships (low and middle income countries)

Commonwealth Scholarships offers scholarships to talented individuals who have the potential to make change. Applicants need to show that their research subject fits into one of the six key areas.

Applicants should refer to the Commonwealth website for eligibility and application procedure.

CONACyT

The Mexican government runs the CONACyT scholarship scheme for Mexican nationals wishing to pursue PhD study at overseas institutions. To apply for this scheme applicants should refer to the CONACyT website and follow the application procedures.

CONICyT

QMUL have partnered with CONICYT, the Chilean government's scholarship-awarding body, to co-fund PhDs across all subject areas. The applications for a CONICYT scholarship is separate to the application for admission to QMUL. Applicants must make two separate applications. For information Please refer QMUL CONICyt webpage.

Colfututro

The colfuturo scholarship is available to Colombian nationals looking to pursue their PhD Study. For information about the funding and application producers, applicants should refer to QMUL webpage and Colfututro website.

Fulbright Commission

The Fulbright Commission scholarships available to US nationals looking to pursue PhD study. To apply for this scheme applicants should refer to the Fulbright Commission and follow the application procedures.

Marshall Scholarships

The Marshall scholarships is available to US nationals looking to pursue PhD study at UK institution in any field of study. To apply for this scheme applicants should refer to the Marshall Scholarships website and follow the application procedures.

Self-funding a PhD

The School of Business and Management accepts applications from candidates intending to self-fund their PhD studies. Students whose fees are not paid directly to the university via a third party organisation are classed as self-funded. It should be noted that the School of Business and Management does not allow full-time PhD students to do paid work of more than six hours per week.

For more information about PhD funding, please go to: qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/research/funding_phd