Durham University Marchant Postgraduate Scholarship, UK

Publish Date: Jul 20, 2015

Deadline: Jul 31, 2015

About Marchant Postgraduate Scholarship

Durham University is actively involved in working with Durham County Council and regional partners to support inward investment in the region as well as research into developing the supply chain. The Institute for Local Governance - https://www.dur.ac.uk/ilg/ (ILG) at Durham University Business School is a pioneering research and knowledge exchange venture designed to maximise the benefits of collaboration between universities in the North East of England and the local authorities.

Thanks to a generous donation, the Business School is able to offer a scholarship for a Masters by Research (MRes) leading to a PhD in the area of regional economic development focusing on issues surrounding Japanese inward investment.

Applications are welcome from students with a social science or business background and strong interest in economic geography, regional development and business growth relating to the research scope - https://www.dur.ac.uk/resources/business/programmes/scholarships/Marchant-Scope.pdf.

How to apply

Applicants must submit an application using the standard University online application form. Within this form, where you are asked how you wish to fund your studies, please state ‘Marchant Postgraduate Scholarship Applicant'.

You will be asked to submit the following supporting documentation:

  • Current CV;
  • a research proposal, which is no longer than 2,000 words in length (excluding bibliography);
  • two references
  • transcripts of your previous degree(s).

Applicants should be aware that they will be subject to Durham University Business School standard application procedures concerning English Language requirements.

Visit the How to Apply page - https://www.dur.ac.uk/business/programmes/phd/applying/

Read the full research scope - https://www.dur.ac.uk/resources/business/programmes/scholarships/Marchant-Scope.pdf

Further Information

The total sum of financial support over the period of study is £48,000 at a rate of £12,000 per annum, subject to review at the end of the first year.

The successful applicant will be based at the Institute for Local Governance - https://www.dur.ac.uk/ilg/ at Durham University Business School and will be expected to contribute to the academic community of the University and work closely with local partners, businesses and faculty in the Department of Geography.

The PhD will be supervised by Professor John Mawson - https://www.dur.ac.uk/business/about/our-people/search-results/?id=8435&target=127937 (Director of the Institute for Local Governance) and Professor Ray Hudson - https://www.dur.ac.uk/geography/staff/geogstaffhidden/?id=345 (Acting Vice Chancellor and Professor in the Department of Geography).

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