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Fantastic PhD scholarships at the Management School 2015

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

If you’ve considered studying for a PhD in 2015, here’s your chance to be supervised by some of Sheffield University Management School’s world-leading academics.

We’ve allocated £330,000 towards project and open PhD opportunities.

CRAFiC, the Centre for Research into Accounting and Finance in Context, is offering seven project opportunities with supervision from across the centre which seeks to encourage and conduct rigorous research into the ways in which accounting and finance are constituted. They also aim to contribute to the cutting edge of research in accounting and finance that have relevance for the wider economy and the society at large.

From ‘Management Accounting Innovations’ to ‘Social Accounting and Democratic Accountability’, the seven available projects with CRAFiC are available to apply for until 10 April. Find out more about scholarships and funding at SUMS here.

CREED, the Centre for Regional Economic and Enterprise Development, is offering two PhD project opportunities in ‘How do SMEs Access the Funding they need to Support Business Activities’ and ‘Entrepreneurship in a Corporate Context’.

Working with academics such as Drs Tim Vorley, Nick Williams, Peter Rodgers and Robert Wapshott, as well as Professor Josephine Maltby from CRAFiC, these opportunities present an exciting opportunity to candidates focusing on the increasingly important areas of regional development and entrepreneurship. You can view SUMS scholarships here, and they also carry the deadline of 10 April 2015.

CReiMS, a cluster which looks at Critical Research in Marketing and Society, is hosting three PhD project opportunities on themes including maximising the social value of festival sponsorship in the UK, and sustainable behaviour and sustainability education.

Sheffield University Management School’s burgeoning Marketing/Creative and Cultural Industries Management division is an exciting place to conduct your study, and CReiMS draws upon the strong narrative of sustainability, ethical, international and consumer research that is currently an integral part of it. Discover information on SUMS’ scholarships here.

World leading authorities in wellbeing, occupational/work psychology and leadership await at the Management School’s Institute of Work Psychology (IWP). They are offering five supervision opportunities; ‘Exploring the Benefitial Effects of Work as a Route to Social Inclusion’, ‘Unexpected Leadership in times of Uncertainty’, ‘Reducing Intergroup Conflict through Leadership’, ‘Innovation in Virtual Work’, and ‘The Challenges of Collaboration for Innovation’.

With supervisors including Drs Eva Selenko, Malcolm Patterson, David Rast, Carolyn Axtell, Kamal Birdi and Anna Topakas, these projects provide an amazing opportunity to aspiring scholars with an interests in developing and testing theory about the effects of work on employee wellbeing and performance, and doing so using rigorous quantitative and qualitative methods, with particular emphasis being placed on the use of longitudinal and change studies.

IWP provide a rigorous yet friendly research environment, rich with expertise. Discover information on SUMS’ scholarships here.

LSCM, the research centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management, offers you the opportunity to be supervised by internationally-recognised, leading experts in this very current topic. They are offering three project opportunities in ‘Transitional Change in the Low Carbon Energy Industry’, ‘Housing Crisis in the UK: Can Crowdfunding the Custom/Self-build Sector Provide a Solution’ and ‘Big Data for Regional Growth in SMEs’.

The centre focuses on research, development and application of leading edge multi-disciplinary work which impacts on logistics and supply chain management nationally and internationally. The team works with stakeholders including other academics, industrialists, businesses and policy makers on R&D, knowledge exchange, consultancy, executive education and training on these important areas. You can read about all of SUMS’ scholarship opportunities here.

Sheffield University Management School’s Strategy and International Business research group also have three fantastic opportunities open to potential scholars. Led by Dr Martina McGuinness, a supervisor in one of the projects, the group encompasses a large variety of interrelated research from strategies in emerging markets to the importance of cultural interplay.

Carrying the same deadline of 10 April 2015, applicants can choose from projects focusing on community resilience in an age of austerity, interactions between the home and overseas operations of emerging economies multinational enterprises, and social business behaviour in post-Soviet economies. Read about scholarship opportunities here.

Finally, the Work, Organisations and Employment Relations Research Centre (WOERRC) has four fantastic project scholarships for aspiring researchers with an interdisciplinary approach to interests relating to work, employment and the labour market.

The opportunities, titled ‘Flexibility and Security in European Labour Markets’, ‘Speaking Out in Organisational Climates of Silence’, ‘Delivering Work – Exploring Labour Process Change in the Parcel Delivery Sector’ and ‘Disability and Work: A Comparison across European Countries’, are supervised by some of the Management School’s leading academics who are well connected in academic and practitioner circles.

WOERRC facilitates collaboration between researchers from different academic fields and disciplines and in so doing aims to promote theoretical and methodological innovation, provide fresh analytical insights and strengthen the evidence base. Discover the scholarship opportunities here.

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

Friday, March 30th, 2012

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.

Koh Stevenson Scholarship awarded to MSc LSCM student

Monday, December 5th, 2011

The Management School is pleased to announce that Mr Faiz ul haq has been awarded a Koh Stevenson Scholarships 2011-2012 for an MSc in Logistics & Supply Chain Management.

Faiz’s previous studies combined with an internship at English Biscuit Manufacturers helped him realise his Miles Stevenson, Faiz ul haq, Prof Lenny Kohskills and ambition to pursue a career in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. The Koh Stevenson Scholarship has made it possible for Faiz to study supply chain and green logistics management and operations on the MSc LSCM programme, which will provide Faiz with the theory and techniques to further his career in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

Without the scholarship, it would not have been possible for Faiz to undertake the masters programme. Faiz explained how this opportunity has helped him and his family in many ways and he can now concentrate on the important things; ‘It certainly means a lot to me and even more to other students in the coming years.’

We hope you can join us in welcoming Faiz to the Management School and wishing him every success in his studies and his future career.

See more about MSc scholarships at:

New Graduate Teaching Assistantship positions available

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

The Management School is pleased to announce the provision of two new Graduate Teaching Assistantships

The positions are available from September 2012 and will combine PhD study and teaching experience.

The GTAs  will be offered on a competitive basis and are available to Home and EU as well as  International students.   Each Graduate Teaching Assistant will undertake broadly 6 hours work per week.  This will include teaching, delivering tutorials, marking and, where appropriate, lecturing.

The available research topics applicants are invited to apply under are:

  • Corporate Citizenship and Crisis
  • European Entrepreneurship
  • Evaluating the influence of perceptions of corruption upon the MNE’s strategic decision to re-invest.
  • Managing careers in uncertain times
  • Managing public sector risk with private sector risk management tools? A critical evaluation of the governance and management of risk in the public sector
  • Older Care
  • Researching the psychological contact of volunteers
  • Resilience
  • Socially Responsible Investing in a Challenging Global Financial Landscape
  • The Impact, Moderators and Mechanisms of Workplace Cyberbullying
  • Understanding Social Innovation

For more information about GTAs and how to apply, please click here.

Santander Scholarship Awarded to Management School Student

Friday, November 11th, 2011

The Management School is pleased to announce that Mr Andrew Trott, a postgraduate student on the MSc Management Programme, has won a Santandar Student Scholarship 2011-2012,  having been awarded the University Home Student Prize.

Andrew has been an entrepreneur since the age of 14. His most recent enterprise is the non-profit organisation, Afrikit, which aims to use sport as a means to reduce social problems in the some of the world’s poorest communities. Afrikit has been really successful, distributing over 5000 football kits to some of the poorest communities in Africa. The enterprise now works with some of the UK’s largest businesses and charities, including Decathlon sports stores and Barclays bank. A number of major news agencies have covered their success, including BBC Look North and the Daily Mirror.

We hope you can join us in wishing Andrew every success on the Management programme and with his future career.

Further information:
The University signed an agreement with Santander in 2010 which included offering financial support to students by way of Scholarships for postgraduate students. More information can be found here:

Scholarship for Steelers Star

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Chad Huttel is the latest member of the city’s infamous ice hockey team, the Steelers, to benefit from one of the University of Sheffield’s Scholarships available to applicants from the team.

The partnership between the University of Sheffield and the Sheffield Steelers gives players of the team the opportunity to study the post graduate qualifications at the Management School, whilst playing ice hockey. This innovative collaboration gives the players a chance to combine their high standards of sporting talent with academic excellence.

Chad welcomed the opportunity to study at the University of Sheffield to progress his education by taking a place on an MSc course, as part of his offer of a place in the ice hockey team.

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