EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships in Alliance Manchester Business School (2020-21 entry)

Type of award


Managing departments

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Alliance Manchester Business School


Each studentship comprises  tuition fees, an annual stipend starting at approximately £15,000, and £1,000 research training support grant per year for three years.

Specified use

There are full studentships and tuition fees-only studentships available depending on the candidates' residential eligibility.

Tenable period

The studentships are tenable for three years commencing September 2020

Continuation of award

Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.

Number available

One full-time PhD studentships is offered for candidates commencing the PhD studies in the Faculty of Humanities in the academic session 2020-21.

Funding provider

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Level(s) of study

This funding is available to students undertaking the following types of study:

  • Postgraduate research

Allowed study options

This funding is available to students undertaking the following modes of study:

  • Full-time

Subject restrictions

This funding is available to students undertaking study in:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business and Management
  • Science, Technology and Innovation Policy

Academic requirements

Candidates must have an Upper Second class honours degree or above and a Masters degree with an overall mark of 65% or above, or an equivalent combination of qualifications and/or experience. Additionally, they are expected to meet the specific requirements of the intended PhD programme.

Nationality restrictions

This funding is available to students from the UK and EU.

Other eligibility criteria

The proposed research project must be within the remit of EPSRC's research themes. Please see EPSRC website for information.

Application procedure

To be considered for one of these awards, candidates should submit a complete PhD application by 1st March 2018 , and indicate that they wish to be considered for this particular funding opportunity.

Application form

Additional documentation

  1. PhD application form
  2. Degree certificate and transcripts
  3. Research proposal maximum of 1,500 words excluding reference. Over-length proposals will be automatically excluded from the Faculty consideration.
  4. A separate statement of fit to EPSRC research themes (maximum 250 words)
  5. Two academic references 

Selection body

Faculty of Humanities Postgraduate Research Committee

Closing date

1 March 2020

Decision date

The outcome of this competition will be announced at the end of May 2020. Individual feedback on applications will not be available.

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