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PhD Studentships in the College of Business and Social Sciences (3 years)

College of Business & Social Sciences - Studentships

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Monday 31 May 2021
Reference:  R210140
Release Date:  Thursday 29 April 2021

The College of Business and Social Sciences (BSS) invites applications for up to six fully-funded PhD studentships from strong candidates in any of the research areas covered by the College.

BSS is a multi-disciplinary research-focused College which brings together researchers in Aston Business School (ABS), Aston Law School (ALS) and the School of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH).  Further information on the College’s research areas can be found via the application page (link below).

The studentships are for full-time study over three years, commencing 1st October 2021 with a completion date of 30th September 2024.

Financial Support 

Will be provided to the successful applicant to cover tuition fees at either the Home or Overseas rate plus a maintenance grant at the standard AHRC/ESRC rate (currently £15,609 p.a.) with the corresponding standard increases in subsequent years. 

Person Specification

The successful applicant should have a first class or upper second class honours degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject area. They should have, or be near to completing, a postgraduate qualification such as a Masters degree or equivalent. An overall merit grade with merit in the dissertation is normally required.

Full information on how to apply can be found here

Applications must be submitted by 23.59 on Monday 31st May 2021

For further information on how to apply please contact our PGR Admissions Team at 

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Further particulars and application forms are available in alternative formats on request i.e. large print, Braille, tape or CD Rom.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact HR via

Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.



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