PhD studentships

Our studentships cover the full cost of your tuition fees, including registration, doctoral training and access to facilities. Some studentships also include a generous stipend to support your travel and living expenses.

Studentship in Creative and Collaborative Teamwork

Reference number: 2017/IDI/DG
 
Fostering creativity within individuals and across teams is a top priority for many organisations in order for them to enhance innovativeness and improve performance. But how can organisations nurture creativity? 
 
Current interdisciplinary research undertaken by academics at Loughborough University London is addressing this question by examining individual cognitive capacities and team mechanisms in knowledge processing and creativity. 
Loughborough University London is offering one PhD studentship for a promising student interested in developing a deeper understanding of creative and collaborative teamwork, and the effects of such teamwork on team performance outcomes.  
 
Loughborough University London welcomes applications from good students with an MSc in fields such as Design, Social Psychology, Management, Organizational Behaviour, or a related field. Candidates must have a passion for research into creative and collaborative teamwork. Experience of applying different research methods is a plus (e.g. completion of a methodological course, or a research master’s degree). The intended start date is October 2017, but later start dates may be possible.
 
Funding information
 
Each studentship provides a tax free stipend of £16,553 per annum for the duration of the studentship (UK/EU only) plus a full tuition fee waiver.  International (non EU) students will receive a full tuition fee waiver.
 
How to Apply
 
To apply for this studentship, please follow our step by step guide to submitting a PhD application, available here. When submitting an application, please ensure that you quote the correct studentship reference number: 2017/IDI/DG. The application deadline is midnight on Sunday 13th August 2017.

Studentships with the Institute for Digital Technologies

Reference number: 2017/IDT/AK
 
The Institute for Digital Technologies at Loughborough University London aims to address major technological challenges facing the world today, with a focus on big data, interactive and creative media, cyber security, smart living, green digital technologies, and advanced 5G systems. Academics from the Institute share unrivalled knowledge and expertise in a vast range of areas relating to digital technologies, providing exceptional possibilities for research students.
 
The Institute for Digital Technologies is offering two PhD studentships for promising students interested in a broad range of areas relating to:
 
  • Audio Visual Signal Processing
  • Active Noise Control
  • 5G Mobile Communication Systems
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Smart Environment
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Big Data Analytics and Visualisation
  • Cyber Security
 
Loughborough University London is located in located Here East: an emerging innovation hub on Queen Elisabeth Olympic Park, London. The campus is in close proximity of various start-up companies and sits next to one of the largest and most efficient data centres in Europe, Infinity. The campus is within walking distance of various world-class sports and leisure facilities, as well as Europe’s largest urban shopping centre, Westfield Stratford City.
 
Funding information
 
Each studentship provides a tax free stipend of £16,553 per annum for the duration of the studentship (UK/EU only) plus a full tuition fee waiver.  International (non EU) students will receive a full tuition fee waiver.
 
How to Apply
 
To apply for a studentship with the Institute for Digital Technologies, please follow our step by step guide to submitting a PhD application, available here. When submitting an application, please ensure that you quote the correct studentship reference number: 2017/IDT/AK. The application deadline is midnight on Sunday 13th August 2017.

Studentships with the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Reference: 2017/GEID/WD
 
The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Loughborough University London is offering three PhD studentships for promising students interested in a broad range of areas relating to enterprise and entrepreneurship:
 
  • Social network intervention
How can organisations design, implement, and monitor specific social network interventions to enhance firm innovativeness?
  • Downsizing and innovation:
The effects of reorganization (downsizing) on firm performance and innovativeness (specific language capability required; quantitative skills or interests preferred)
  • Entrepreneurs in creative industries
Creative industries are fast growing sectors of the UK economy: what are the barriers and enablers in the process of developing and refining online strategies and carving digital footprints for creative entrepreneurs and teams? How might they overcome these barriers? 
  • Governance in family firms
What are the effects of internal and external governance structures on entrepreneurship and innovation in family firms? (Internal governance structures can include boards and management teams; external influences can include family councils, trustees, family firm advisers, and other stakeholders).
  • Women governing family firms
What is the influence of women on the boards of family firms? How are female governing figures more innovative? 
  • Management-buy-out in family firms
What are the drivers and long-term consequences of management buy-outs of family firms?
 
 
Funding information
 
Each studentship provides a tax free stipend of £16,553 per annum for the duration of the studentship (UK/EU only) plus a full tuition fee waiver.  International (non EU) students will receive a full tuition fee waiver.
 
How to Apply
 
The Institute welcomes applications from good students with an MSc and a passion for research into the above topics. The intended start date is October 2017, but later start dates may be possible. To apply for a studentship with the Glendonbrook Institute for Enterprise Development, please follow our step by step guide to submitting a PhD application, available here. When submitting an application, please ensure that you quote the correct studentship reference number: 2017/GEID/WD. The application deadline is midnight on Sunday 13th August 2017.

Studentships with the Institute for International Management

Reference number – 2017/IIM/TE
 
Are you interested in globalisation and the contemporary changes in the world economy? The rise in economic and political power of the BRIC countries and other emerging market economies? Or the implications these developments have for multinational corporations investing in, or emerging from, these countries? 
 
The Institute for International Management at Loughborough University London is offering two PhD studentships for promising students interested in a broad range of areas relating to international management. 
 
The Institute incorporates a fast-growing interdisciplinary team of academics with an interest in the areas of International Business and Comparative Management, with a focus on developing countries and multinational companies. 
 
The Institute is engaged in current research projects which investigate:
  • The internationalisation of firms
  • Comparative Human Resource Management (HRM)
  • Comparative and international Corporate Governance
  • Political activities of firms in Emerging markets
 
The Institute welcomes applications from good students with an MSc in any area of the social sciences and a passion for research on such topics. The intended start date is October 2017, but later start dates may be possible.
 
Loughborough University London is located in located Here East: an emerging innovation hub on Queen Elisabeth Olympic Park, London. The Campus is in proximity of various start-up companies, world-class sports and leisure facilities, as well as Europe’s largest urban shopping centre, Westfield Stratford City. The Institute is linked to the School of Economics and Business at Loughborough’s East Midland’s campus, which is among just 1% of business schools in the world to hold AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accreditation.
 
Funding information
 
Each studentship provides a tax free stipend of £16,553 per annum for the duration of the studentship (UK/EU only) plus a full tuition fee waiver.  International (non EU) students will receive a full tuition fee waiver.
 
How to Apply
 
To apply for a studentship with the Institute for International Management, please follow our step by step guide to submitting a PhD application, available here. When submitting an application, please ensure that you quote the correct studentship reference number: 2017/IIM/TE.

Studentship with the Institute for Media and Creative Industries

Reference number: 2017/IMCI/PRVRD
 
The Cultural Politics of the City and Urban Regeneration
 
The aim of this studentship is to undertake research into the issues surrounding urban renewal across the globe, and investigate its effect on local communities, economy and society. 
 
The Institute for Media and Creative Industries at Loughborough University London is particularly interested in how urban renewal is embedded within a narrative of regeneration and redevelopment which brings with it disinvestment in public services, gentrification and class division.  
 
In London, spaces such as Soho and Vauxhall are recent examples which have seen queer communities displaced and business and communities around Elephant and Castle pushed out in favour of a particular type of development that privileges efficiency of resources over wellbeing and fairer societies and economies. 
 
Recent research has shown that in London regeneration is happening in some of the most deprived and unequal boroughs and thus migrant and ethnic groups and disadvantaged sections of the population are disproportionately affected by regeneration. 
 
The Institute for Media and Creative Industries welcomes applications from candidates working in any region, with special interest in one or more of the following areas:
 
  • London and displacement of community spaces
  • Ethnic communities and the city
  • Sexuality and space
  • Media and creative responses to urban renewal
  • Global responses
 
The successful candidate will join one of the country's top research-led universities, and will become part of Loughborough University London’s inspiring research community on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. The intended start date is October 2017, but later start dates may be possible.
 
The Institute incorporates an interdisciplinary team of researchers with a shared interest in the growth and impact of media and the creative industries. The successful candidate will be supervised by Dr Patria Roman-Velazquez and Dr Rohit K Dasgupta.
 
Funding information
 
Each studentship provides a tax free stipend of £16,553 per annum for the duration of the studentship (UK/EU only) plus a full tuition fee waiver.  International (non EU) students will receive a full tuition fee waiver.
 
How to Apply
 
To apply for a studentship with the Institute for Media and Creative Industries, please follow our step by step guide to submitting a PhD application, available here. When submitting an application, please ensure that you quote the correct studentship reference number: 2017/IMCI/PRVRD. The application deadline is midnight on Sunday 13th August 2017.

What's included

Each studentship provides a tax free stipend of £16,553 per annum for the duration of the studentship (UK/EU only) plus a full tuition fee waiver.  International (non EU) students will receive a full tuition fee waiver. The funding will cover the cost of your registration, doctoral training, and access to facilities such as the library, IT equipment, and other research support services.

How to apply

To apply for a studentship, please follow our step by step guide to submitting a PhD application, available here. When submitting an application, please ensure that you quote the correct studentship reference number quoted above.