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MPhil/PhD postgraduate research studentships

Full-time studentships

Applications for research studentships within The School of Business, Economics and Informatics are currently closed.

Please check back here for further information on future opportunities.

Who is eligible?

  • We welcome applications from strong candidates with research interests in any field within the School of Business, Economics & Informatics, with a desire to pursue an academic career.
  • Applications from 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 be considered, at an appropriate pro-rata rate.

About the studentships

  • Fully funded awards will include a fee waiver up to the value of the full-time home/EU rate for MPhil/PhD degrees in addition to an annual stipend set at Research Council rates (currently £16,777; pro-rata in the case of a part-time award).
  • Fees only studentships will include a fee waiver up to the value of the full-time home/EU rate for MPhil/PhD degrees only.
  • Studentships will be awarded in spring 2019 to be taken up in the 2019/20 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).


  • The competition will be decided on the basis of academic merit. Individual departments may have specific criteria, so please visit their websites for further information:
  • Please note that in order to apply for a BEI Research Studentship, prospective students must also complete an application for an MPhil/PhD place, either before or at the same time as applying for funding. Before you apply, you should contact the department for advice on your MPhil/PhD application, contact details are available via the above departmental links.

How to apply

  • Once you have applied online for the relevant MPhil/PhD in the normal way (see links above), download the BEI Research Studentships Application Form.
  • Completed studentship application forms should be returned by email to the postgraduate administrator of the department in which you wish to study and be copied to
  • Please note: when submitting your studentship application form, the subject line of your email MUST state "Application for Research Studentship in School of BEI".

Deadline for applications

  • Computer Science and Information Systems – Closed
  • Economics, Mathematics and Statistics – Closed
  • Management – Closed
  • Organizational Psychology – Closed