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 tax-free stipend to support your travel and living expenses.

At Loughborough University London, we are in pursuit of high-achieving postgraduate research students, who wish to join a leading UK institution and benefit from our outstanding facilities and support networks.

What's included?

Our PhD studentships normally cover the full cost of tuition fees for 3 years’ full-time study for successful UK, EU and International applicants. Successful UK and EU applicants will normally receive a tax-free stipend of £16,777 which will be given in monthly instalments. Additional funding may be provided for field research, travel and conference expenses. Funding information for each studentship can be found within the studentship listings below.

  • Academic supervisors to guide and support your research
  • 24-hour access to the campus, including IT and research facilities
  • Exclusive use of hot desks, meeting rooms and a fully-equipped kitchen and dining area
  • 24 hour access to the campus library
  • Free laptop hire and printing
  • How to apply

    To apply for a studentship, please follow our step by step guide to submitting a PhD application here. When submitting an application, please ensure that you quote the correct studentship reference number, which is included in each studentship listing below.

    Available studentships

    PhD Studentship: International and Comparative Management

    Application details

    Reference number:  2018/IIM/TEMV

    Start date: April 2019, or July 2019
    Closing date: Friday 14 December 2018 (deadline extended)
    Interview date: TBC
    Supervisors: the most appropriate supervisors (x2) will be allocated to the research project. Available supervisors include Professor Tony Edwards, Dr Matt Vidal, Dr Gerhard Schnyder, Dr Luda Svystunova, Dr Jukka Rintamäki
     and Geoff Hodgson and Dr Ling Zhang.

    Project detail

    The Institute for International Management has several active research streams. The common theme uniting the research focus of the Institute is the comparative analysis of management, firms (especially multinational corporations), trade unions and economic performance, focusing on how diverse institutions and national contexts interact with global competitive pressures to shape economic activity around the world. The Institute currently has research projects in five areas:
    • Globalising actors in multinational companies
    • Law, corporate governance, and development
    • The internationalisation of firms from emerging economies
    • Comparative political economy of work
    • Historical and comparative analyses of the development of institutions
    The Institute for International Management welcomes applications from students wishing to pursue a PhD in any of the above five areas, or more broadly in comparative institutional analysis. 

    By choosing a doctoral programme from the Institute for International Management at Loughborough University London, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field. The Institute for International Management is actively engaged in international research projects concerning the globalisation of economic activity, the distinctiveness of national institutions and the patterns of work and governance within and across countries. The Institute for International Management aims to become the leading institution for research into a range of emerging market economies over the next few years. Academics in the Institute have expertise in strategy, organization studies, sociology, political science, industrial relations, institutional economics, and Marxist political economy.

    London is one of the world’s leading hubs for international business, negotiations and trade, and is the ideal location for students to expand their knowledge, expertise and networks. Loughborough University London is surrounded by key influencers and innovators in a broad range of industries, and is just a short journey from Canary Wharf, London Bridge and Liverpool Street.


    Entry requirements

    An honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification and a relevant master's degree. 

    Funding information

    One studentship is available, which will cover the full cost of tuition fees (3 years’ full-time study) for one successful UK, EU and International applicant. If the successful candidate is a UK or EU citizen, they will also receive a tax-free stipend of £16,777 per annum. The Institute for International Management also has the funding for one fee waiver, which will cover the full cost of tuition fees (3 years' full-time study) minus a stipend for one successful candidate.

    How to apply

    All applications should be made online at  Under programme name, please select International Management. Please include a research proposal as part of your submission, or your application will not be considered.

    Please quote reference number: 2018/IIM/TEMV

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