Henley Business School at the University of Reading invites applications for the Business Informatics, Systems and Accounting PhD Opportunities scholarships in 2020.
Supervision for PhD or MPhil research is available in many areas of informatics and accounting, ranging from theoretical to applied research in domains such as governance, accountability &responsible investment; applied informatics and semiotics; strategic analysis; business informatics; social informatics; health informatics; and perceptual, usability and information acquisition. The University has a formal code of practice for research students, which ensures that adequate supervision and appropriate research skills training are provided.
Worth of Award
- They offer PhD scholarships covering fees and a stipend for 3 years, which are awarded on the basis of outstanding academic merit.
- You should have obtained an equivalent of a merit or above in a Master’s degree in a related science, social science or engineering field.
- Relevant research and/or industry experiences may be considered for those with exceptional strengths.
- It is also advisable to contact the member of staff with whom you are interested in carrying out your research, to discuss your proposal before you apply.
- You should have obtained an upper second-class honours degree, in a related science, social science or engineering field.
- Applicants whose first language is not English are expected to have obtained IELTS 7.0 (with no element below 6.0), TOEFL 570 (or 230 computer-based) or have passed a TEEP (University of Reading) test with the score of 6.5 (with no element less than 6.0).
- For all other equivalent score requirements in our accepted English Language tests, please visit the admissions website. If your previous degree was taught in English, we may consider waiving the English language requirement.
How to Apply
The application process normally consists of three main steps:
- Before applying formally you may want to contact a potential supervisor who is working in your area and could be interested in your topic;
- You can contact a faculty member before your formal application, if you wish to.
- Shortlisting based on the documents you uploaded in your application
- Formal interview to assess your suitability to pursue a PhD at Henley Business School
- The deadline to be considered for a scholarship varies between departments.
The key requirements for a successful application are:
- Top grades in your Master’s degree (minimum requirement is Merit or equivalent, but we prefer Distinction)
- Top grade in your Masters Dissertation (or equivalent research-based piece of work) because this may show your research attitude and skills
- A well-developed research proposal. Guidance on writing the research proposal can be found here
Deadline: Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis, apply as early as possible, the deadlines for applications are 31 October 2019, February 28, 2020, 30 April 2020 and 26 June 2020.