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Six Funded PhD Scholarships Available (Graduate Teaching Assistantships){Deadline past}

The University of Sheffield Management School is pleased to announce the provision of six funded PhD Scholarship awards (to be offered as Graduate Teaching Assistantships).   The positions are available from September 2012, funded for three years full-time, and will combine PhD study and teaching experience.

Scholarships will be offered on a competitive basis.  Three are available to Home and EU students with a further three open to International students only.   Each PhD Graduate Teaching Assistant will undertake an average of 6 hours work per week (180 hours maximum per annum), to include teaching (e.g. tutorials, marking, lecturing) and/or other activities contributing to fulfillment of the School’s mission as appropriate

Applications are invited to conduct doctoral research around any area of the school’s research expertise, as outlined on our webpages:

Applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their proposals with potential supervisors prior to making an application. Preferred supervisors should be indicated in your application.

Award details for Home/EU Students

  • The School will meet the full cost of Home/EU tuition fees
  • Successful candidates will receive an annual, tax-free maintenance stipend of £13,590.  The stipend will be paid pro-rata for part-time students
  • These scholarships fund up to three years full time (six years part time) study, subject to satisfactory progress.

Award details for International Students

  • The School will meet the full cost of International fees, currently £12,160.
  • These scholarships fund up to three years full time fees subject to satisfactory progress.


  • You should have, or expect to achieve, a first or upper second class UK honours degree or equivalent
  • You should be applying to start your first year of study on a full-time or part-time PhD with the University in the 2012-13 academic year

How to apply

Please send the following information to Mandy Robertson ( by 5pm on Monday 14th May 2012.  Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.


  • 2 Academic references
  • Full transcript(s) of your Bachelors and Masters Degree
  • Evidence that you have met our English language entry requirement, if applicable
  • A detailed and up- to- date CV
  • A personal statement including the following areas; why you wish to do research in your chosen area, why you wish to study at the University of Sheffield, what contribution you can make to the Management School

A research proposal of around 2,000–3,000 words describing how you intend to develop your chosen research area (to include review of literature, methodology, research questions and references).


Interviews will take place week commencing 28th May 2012.  If you have not heard from us by this date then your application has been unsuccessful.

For further information, you can contact Mandy Robertson by email ( or by telephone on +44 (0) 114 222 3380.

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