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Scholarship for PhD programs; within Department of Management and Marketing; at University College Cork; in UK

PhD Scholarship Opportunities

University College Cork – Management and Marketing

Qualification type: PhD
Location: Ireland
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: €16,000
£14,115.01 converted salary* per year
Hours: Full Time


Placed on: 6th December 2017
Closes: 10th January 2018

The Department of Management and Marketing, Cork University Business School, University College Cork invites motivated and talented graduates with outstanding academic records to apply to our PhD Scholarship scheme. We are looking to recruit the highest calibre PhD students from across the globe. Our scholarships offer up to four years funding, covering doctoral programme tuition fees and an annual stipend of €16,000 per year (subject to satisfactory progress in studies). Teaching experience will also be provided and is inbuilt into the scholarship.

The Department of Management and Marketing is committed to providing a dynamic and supportive learning and research environment, which recognises the diverse backgrounds and interests of both students and staff. In line with this, the successful applicant will be provided with a supportive supervisory team and be provided with learning and networking opportunities to attain the highest standards of academic excellence.

We are looking for graduates who have a strong desire to earn a PhD that will attain the highest standards of academic excellence and positively influence their discipline. We are especially interested in receiving applications across the following subject areas:

  • Consumer behaviour
  • Human resource management
  • Leadership and organisational behaviour
  • Management (all areas, for example, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Procurement & Strategy)
  • Marketing

The successful applicants will receive tailored guidance on their research, be part of a burgeoning research focused Department, gain access to key international networks, in addition to gaining experience in third-level teaching. The supervisory team will be drawn from scholars with a strong track record in publishing in the leading international journals and texts in their field of expertise, gaining competitive research funding, and hold various editorial positions. The successful applicant can be confident that s/he will be on the right path to a successful academic career through completing their PhD here.

Prospective applicants should consider the areas of expertise that exist in the Department (please refer to the person profiles on the Cork University Business School website) when crafting your proposal.

If you have any queries on the scholarships or PhD programme then please contact Dr. Ronan Carbery at, Director of Postgraduate Teaching and Learning.

Applicant criteria

To be eligible for the scholarship, you must have obtained a standard of at least Second Class Honours, Grade I, in an approved primary degree. A relevant Masters degree with the award of Distinction or Merit is preferable.

If English is not your first language you will need to satisfy the English language requirement:

  • IELTS: 6.5- with no individual section lower than 5.5
  • TOEFL: 90 – with minimum scores as follows: Listening – 17; Reading – 18; Speaking – 20; Writing – 17

How to apply

The closing date for PhD scholarship applications is 12 noon on Wednesday, 10th January 2018. Presentations and interviews will take place in January 2018.

To apply you must email through a completed application form (attached to email). In the case of applicants where English is not your first language, you must also provide evidence that you meet the entry criteria set out above.

Please note that candidates who do not submit a fully completed application form (and evidence of satisfying the English language requirements where required) by the specific deadline will not be considered. Please note that we reserve the right to check any submitted proposal for originality.

Your application should be emailed to Dr. Ronan Carbery: Every application will be acknowledged.

Application Form

The successful scholarship applicants will then have to submit a formal application through the University applicant system.


Deadline: January 10, 2018

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