PhD in ManagementAston University
Price on request
- Birmingham (England)
What you'll learn on the course
Candidates for entry to the Research Degrees Programme normally hold a First or Upper Second Class Honours Degree from an approved University or Institution of Higher Education. This degree need not necessarily be in Management or directly related to the proposed research subject, but successful candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to undertake research in the Business School at an advanced level.
In addition, candidates typically hold an approved Master’s Degree in Management or related subjects, including the Social Sciences. This should be with an average of 65% in both taught and dissertation elements. Existing academic publications would be regarded as a valuable aspect of applicant’s profile.
In all cases successful completion of the Research Methods Course and the taught Postgraduate module is a necessary prerequisite for proceeding to your research project.
For applicants from non-English speaking countries, it is necessary to have taken either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL score of 101) or the British Council IELTS test- score of 6.5. However, if the Candidate holds a Master's degree from a UK university, this requirement may be waived.
UG Degree - 2:1 or above
MSc - 65% in both taught and dissertation elements
TOEFL - 101 (Reading 23, Writing 28, Listening 23, Speaking 23)
IELTS - 6.5 (Reading and Writing 6.5, Listening and Speaking 6.0)
Value of the Scholarship:
- Stipend of £17,000 per annum and
- Full fee waiver (both for EU/Home and International students)
- Three years full time
- Scholarships are open to any applicants: Home/EU and Overseas applicants.
The essential application criteria listed below are for all Academic Groups management areas with the exception of Aston Law – Law applicants should visit the Law pages for details of the Scholarship in this area.
- UG Degree – 2:1 or above
- Relevant Masters: 65% in both taught and dissertation elements
- English Language (where required): TOEFL 101, IELTS 6.5
- *GMAT/GRE – 70% (i.e. this means that the applicant has obtained a better score than 70% of all tested participants).*
- Two academic references
- Unconditional offer on the PhD Programme
*GMAT/GRE is an independently administered test that assesses quantitative, analytical and verbal skills. This test allows for a rigorous degree of bench marking between applicants. The minimum requirement of 70% applies to each section. For candidates having additional English Language requirements (TOEFL/IELTS), these results will count instead of the verbal reasoning section. Details on GMAT/GRE can be found here: GMAT and GREDesirable:
- Academic publications
- Complete the on-line application form for entry to the programme here. Provide all relevant documentation
- All candidates will be informed of the outcome within 6 weeks of their application
Deadline for October 2016 entry: 14th August 2016
Funded project to commence October 2016:
Reshoring/Onshoring: possibilities for reviving advanced manufacturing in Europe? (Funded project to commence October 2016)
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