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PhD Scholarships for 2022-23 entry

The Business School (Durham University's fourth faculty) is inviting applications for entry into its PhD programme covering research undertaken in the areas of Accounting, Economics & Finance and Management & Marketing. The PhD Scholarships are specifically allocated to the following Research Centres:

The scholarships are aimed at high-calibre students who wish to pursue a research career in academia, government, research organisations, or in business. Applicants can view a list of topics that have been suggested by potential supervisors by clicking the centre links above, although we also encourage topics in other areas linked to these research centres.

The scholarships are available for outstanding students from all nationalities; the scholarships cover both home and international student tuition fees and include a maintenance allowance of £15,609 per annum for 3 years. 

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact members of the research centres about their research topic and to seek their advice on developing the proposal they wish to submit. The full proposal (max. 2000 words) for submission is then submitted along with (1) a University Postgraduate Application Form; and (2) a current c.v. – max 2 pages. 

Closing date 5pm on 29th July 2022. 

Applications focusing on research related to any of the following research centres must be submitted to the PhD programme of the supporting Department

Research area / associated Centre Department PhD programme 
  • Sustainability reporting, accountability, and policy
  • Utilising AI and machine learning techniques to understand the role played by CSR in determining firms’ accounting choices and economic outcome

PhD Accounting


  • Banking, Institutions and Development
  • Environmental and Energy Economics
  • Experimental Methods in Business Research
  • Macroeconomic Policy
  • Quantitative Research in Finance and Economics
  • Research in Economic Analysis and Mechanisms

PhD Economics and Finance