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Fully-funded PhD scholarships available now – deadline for applications 8 December 2017

You can apply now for a fully-funded PhD scholarship at Durham University Business School for study from January 2018 onwards.

Each scholarship is available for a period of three years and includes tuition fees plus a financial stipend or grant for each year of the three years. Fees will normally be paid up to the Home/EU level. We welcome applications from the very best Home, EU and overseas students.

You can apply for a PhD scholarship here.

PhD scholarship applications are now being accepted for study in the following research centres:

  • Environmental and Energy Economics
  • Economic Growth and Policy
  • Innovation and Technology Management
  • Leadership and Followership

Whatever your goal, the Durham PhD gives you the opportunity to combine rigorous academic theory with high quality research to make a unique contribution to your field of study.

The closing date for applications is 5.00pm (GMT) on 8 December 2017.

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“It is very rare to have the opportunity to have a fully funded PhD and so we are excited to be able to offer these scholarships to exceptional candidates. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to study at one of Europe's top Business Schools. The School is ambitious and growing and attracting the best PhD researchers is a key part of our ambition. This is a really exciting time to be part of our community.”

 - Professor Kevin Morrell (Associate Dean (PGR), Professor of Strategy, PhD Programme Director)


The Durham PhD attracts exceptional students of the highest calibre and allows you to become a recognised expert in your chosen field. You will cultivate high-level skills of analysis and appraisal, be able to use a range of research methodologies, and will work independently.

Durham University Business School is one of an elite group worldwide to carry three internationally-recognised accreditations by EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA for the quality of our research, teaching and environment.


As part of our vibrant and welcoming research-led community, you will work alongside a diverse faculty of research students and international academics to develop a critical command of your subject.

Key fact: 79% of our research is assessed as ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘world leading’ (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

Find out what our PhD students think.


The closing date for applications is 5.00pm (GMT) on 8 December 2017.

Prospective applicants are strongly advised to contact members of the research centres about their research topic and to seek their advice on developing the proposal they wish to submit.

If you require any specific information, please contact us at or visit our website here