Bangor Business School PhD Studentship 2018/19

Bangor Business School is a leading research-focused business school, and ranked in the top 25% of all business schools in the UK for research (REF 2014 research ‘intensity’ index). Staff research papers and articles are published regularly in leading journals and their books published to a worldwide audience. In recent years, staff have conducted high level consultancy work including major policy studies for many leading organisations like the European Commission, The World Bank and the UK Treasury. All of this has contributed to the School has being ranked as one of the top 25 in the world for Banking research (RePEc, as of May 2017). The BBS PhD programme is an essential part of our research culture and has an international reputation for excellence.

The School invites applications from suitably qualified individuals wanting to pursue doctoral studies. Please click the following link to find out the PhD studentship projects on offer:

BBS PhD 2018/19 studentship projects

Studentship value

The PhD bursary provides a total annual allowance of £14,553, plus tuition fees at the Home/EU rate. International applicants must pay the difference between the Home/EU and International fees*.

Bursary holders are required to contribute around 100 hours teaching and/or research support per annum focused on a supervisor / research team as part of their development as an academic of the future.

*As a guide, the 2017/18 Home/EU fees currently stand at £4,195 p.a. (2018/19 fees tbc), while International fees are £15,000 p.a. Successful International applicants will therefore be required to pay tuition fees of approximately £10,805 p.a. (final figure to be confirmed in due course).

How to Apply

If you wish to apply for a BBS PhD Studentship, please select the project that interests you and make clear on your application form which project you are applying for. You should write 'I am applying for a 2018 BBS funded studentship' then THE PROJECT TITLE then where you heard about the Research Project or Studentship. The on-line application form is available via the following link:


The application must contain the following documents:

  1. Covering letter: The covering letter must set out your reasons and motivation for applying to study at Bangor University, and understanding, and expectations of doctoral study; and your academic interests generally, and particularly of those relating to your proposed research.
  2. A statement (500-1000 words) about your main focus of research interest, potentially describing some research you have done in the past. Indicate clearly how you think this research interest would fit with the research project and with the research environment of Bangor Business School.
  3. Academic/professional qualifications: this includes transcript of marks and degree certificate (if available).
  4. Proof of English Language Competency if English is not your first language: we require an overall minimum score of 7.0 in IELTS, with a score of 6.5 for each category except for writing where we require a score of 7.0.
  5. References: all applications require two academic references to be submitted in support. Candidates must approach referees themselves and request a reference to be submitted.
  6. Curriculum vitae: it should be no longer than two pages.
  7. Research proposal: The proposal should be up to a maximum of 1000 words based on the project selected, not including references. We suggest that you use the following five headings in your researchproposal:
    1. title, aims and purpose of the research
    2. overview of the academic literature relevant to your field
    3. proposed methodology
    4. academic contributions of your research
    5. references

Closing Date: Applications must be submitted by 1st February 2018 (4pm)

Enquiries: Contact Dr Gwion Williams, Director of Graduate Studies (Research) Email: