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Fully-funded MPhil/PhD Postgraduate Research Studentships

The School of Business, Economics and Informatics will award up to 14 fully-funded Postgraduate Research Studentships in 2014.

Fully-funded MPhil/PhD Postgraduate Research Studentships

The School of Business, Economics and Informatics will award up to 14 fully-funded Postgraduate Research Studentships in 2014.

These studentships include a number of Birkbeck ‘Anniversary Scholarships’ offered by the College to mark the 190th anniversary of its foundation.

Students applying for an MPhil/PhD place in the Departments of Computer Science and Information Systems; Economics, Mathematics and Statistics; Management; and Organizational Psychology are eligible to apply for these awards.

The competition is primarily open to NEW Home/EU and International students who are applying for a full-time MPhil/PhD place. Applications for part-time study will also be considered, at an appropriate pro-rata rate and extended duration.

The fully-funded awards will include a fee waiver up to the value of the full-time home/EU rate for MPhil/PhD degrees (currently £3,996) in addition to an annual stipend set at Research Council rates (currently £15,863; pro-rata in the case of a part-time award).

The competition will be decided on the basis of academic merit. Studentships will be awarded in spring 2014, to be taken up in the 2014-15 academic year. They will be tenable for up to 3 years (subject to the holder making satisfactory performance, as assessed through the College’s regular structures for reviewing the performance of doctoral students).

Please note that in order to apply for a BEI Research Studentship prospective students must also complete an application for an MPhil/PhD place in the departments above, either before or at the same time as applying for funding. The deadline for receipt of studentship applications is 14 March 2014.

How to apply

Before you apply, you should contact the department for advice on your MPhil/PhD application:

Prospective students

Once you have applied online for the relevant MPhil/PhD in the normal way (see links above), download the BEI Research Studentships Application Form.

Your completed studentship application form should be returned by email to the postgraduate administrator of the department in which you wish to study and be copied to BEI-studentships@bbk.ac.uk by 14 March 2014.

Please note: when submitting your studentship application form, the subject line of your email MUST state "Application for Research Studentship in School of BEI".

Any queries relating to the studentships can also be sent to BEI-studentships@bbk.ac.uk.

Current students

Students who are currently enrolled on MPhil/PhD degrees within the School of Business, Economics and Informatics will only be considered for Birkbeck ‘Anniversary Scholarships’ under exceptional circumstances.

Current students should download the 2014 BEI Research Studentships Application Form, ensuring that they include a brief outline of their exceptional circumstances as requested on the form - and then follow the instructions for submission above. The deadline for submission is 14 March 2014.

Please note: when submitting your studentship application form, the subject line of your e-mail MUST state “Application for Research Studentship in School of BEI”.

Any queries relating to the studentships can also be sent to BEI-studentships@bbk.ac.uk.

Find out more about further funding support offered to MPhil/PhD students at Birkbeck.

More information

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