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PhD Scholarships at the University of Sheffield Management School

The Management School at the University of Sheffield is a dynamic, research-led multidisciplinary School, one of only 58 Triple Crown Accredited Schools in the world. The school is pleased to be able to offer three scholarship awards for PhD study for entry in September 2013 as follows:

Two  ESRC White Rose PhD Scholarships

Further information on eligibility can be found at

Further funding information can be found at

Further general information can be found at


One fully funded PhD scholarship

This studentship is funded the Faculty of Social Sciences

Further information can be found at

Applications are invited to conduct doctoral research that fits within the remits of the Management School’s research centres and groups, as outlined below:


Centre for Regional Economic and Enterprise Development (CREED)

The Centre for Regional Economic and Enterprise Development is a Research Centre in the Management School at the University of Sheffield and its focus is the increasingly important areas of regional development and entrepreneurship. The Centre is a recognised leader in these areas of research and education.

See the Centre for Regional Economic & Enterprise Development (CREED)


Centre for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (CEES)

The Centre for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (CEES) is a leading centre in multi-disciplinary research, and the development and deployment of innovative ways to advance the understanding of energy, environment and sustainability for a low carbon future. CEES also act as a nucleus, feeding into the University of Sheffield cross cutting energy and environment themes and centres: Science-led Project Sunshine and Engineering-led AMRC, NAMRC, KROTO and Siemens Wind. In addition, CEES acts as the integrated platform to link research at Sheffield with the Centre for Low Carbon Futures (CLCF).  See the CEES website

Institute of Work Psychology (IWP)

Founded in 1994 by the Management School and the University’s Department of Psychology, the Institute of Work Psychology is world-renowned.  Its emphasis is on the developing and testing of theory about the effects of work on employee well-being and performance. Moreover, it has strong links to other disciplines including human resource management and health.  See Institute of Work Psychology (IWP)


Logistics & Supply Chain Management Group (LSCM)

The Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LSCM) Research Centre focuses on research, development and application of leading edge work on logistics and supply chain management, nationally and internationally. The LSCM Research Centre comprises of members and partners institutions/centres/universities from both national and international countries. The LSCM Research Centre is linked with a core mirror group at the South East European Research Centre (SEERC), 3 consortia, and 25 international partners and member institutions partnersSee the LSCM website


Work, Organisation and Employment Relations Research Centre (WOERRC)

The Centre’s major themes are as follows: employment relations, work organisation, health organisation, and work and the labour market. In each area, there is a focus on the nature of work, relationships with various stakeholders, and the policy context. For further information see:


Finance and Accounting Management

The FAM research group conducts research on finance, corporate governance and management accounting that is rigorous and relevant to contemporary accounting and finance issues and debates. For further information see:


International Business, Strategy and Marketing

This research group focuses on four research areas: emerging markets and multinationals; risk and strategy practice; knowledge, evolution and transmission of knowledge, and marketing in emerging countries. Researchers in the IBSM group collaborate with UK and overseas research institutions in the USA, Netherlands, Ireland, Turkey, China and many other emerging countries. For further information see:


 Please make sure you have applied formally to the University before applying for a scholarship.  We must have a full application including references, proposal and transcripts from previous study before we can consider you for a scholarship.

Guidance on how to write a research proposal, details of our entry requirements and information on how to apply can be found here

The deadline for submitting an application is 12 noon on 1 February 2013.

Once you have applied formally to the University, you can apply for the Scholarship via the University Scholarship form

If you have any questions please email

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