The Faculty of Business at Oxford Brookes University, UK,  invites international students to apply for the PhD studentships for 2014/2015 academic session. The university is offering a number of studentships to exceptional candidates seeking to study for a full time PhD starting in September 2014.
Worth of Award
These full-time studentships, which include a commitment of seminar teaching to undergraduate students, will be for three years, subject to satisfactory progress. The starting bursary will be £20,000 per annum, plus student fees.

  • The Studentships are available for students seeking to undertake research in the following areas:
    • Accounting for Stakeholder Value
    • Improving Shareholder Engagement
    • Corporate Governance, Accountability & CSR Reporting
    • The rising importance of BRICS economies and its ecological implications
    • Political economy of federalism and human rights
    • e-Government and public service collaboration
    • International Mergers and Acquisitions
    • The determinants and/or impact of foreign direct investment (FDI)
    • Strategy Practitioners
    • Energy market analysis in Nigeria
    • Outsourcing public services to the voluntary sector
    • Small Business Organisations and Corporate Social Responsibility – A Narrative Approach
    • Generational change in small ethnic minority businesses
    • Expertise of the HR Professional
    • Ethnographic studies of the adoption of management philosophies and practices
    • New perspectives on expatriation
    • Equality Issues in the Workplace
    • Customer behaviour, engagement and management
    • Brand strategy
    • Internationalisation of hospitality and tourism firms
    • The business and management application(s) of hospitality-related practices and competencies
    • Social Entrepreneurship and Co-Creation
    • Principles of responsible management education
    • Assessment, assessment standards and assessment literacy in higher education
    • Internationalisation of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • Applicants should have a good honours degree and in addition a good Master’s degree at merit level or above that includes a thesis component.
  • They will consider applications from UK, EU and International candidates.
  • Candidates still waiting for their final master’s degree results may still apply, but any offer made will be conditional upon achieving a the required level in your final results.

How to Apply

  • Applicants are responsible for contacting their own referees and requesting that references be forwarded to the Faculty of Business.
  • State clearly in your application which topic area you are applying for.
  • Please select programme number P046190 ‘Business Doctoral Programme’.

In order to be considered for the programme, all applicants must submit all of the following:

  • A completed application through the UKPASS system
  • A Research proposal of no more than 2000 words, on a topic from our list of available research areas and following the guidelines provided
  • Two academic references (submitted through UKPASS or using the attached form)
  • Copies of your previous degree transcripts and certificates
  • Evidence of funding (if the candidate is receiving funding from a sponsor)

Non UK Applicants must also provide:

  • Proof of ability with the English Language
  • A scan of your passport
  • Supporting documents should be sent directly to: Chris Spurgeon, Research Administrator, Oxford Brookes University, Faculty of Business, Wheatley Campus, Wheatley, OX33 1HX or email [email protected]
  • International students should have an IELTS score of at least 7.0 (or equivalent) or be able to demonstrate previous university-level study in an English-speaking country.

Please contact the academic named in each advert for informal academic enquires and contact Chris Spurgeon, Research Administrator, for general enquiries – email [email protected] or phone 01865 485970.
Deadline: Closing date for application is April 1, 2014. Late applications cannot be considered.
Interviews for selected candidates are expected to take place in mid-to-late May.
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