International Management: two fully-funded PhD studentships PhD

Institute for International Management
Entry requirements:
3 years
not available
Reference number:
Start date:
01 July 2018
Is funding available?
UK/EU fees:
International fees:
Application deadline:
02 March 2018


New for 2018


ESRC Research Award 2016-19


Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014) and an outstanding 66% of the work of Loughborough’s academic staff who were eligible to be submitted to the REF was judged as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, compared to a national average figure of 43%.

In choosing Loughborough for your research, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field. You will benefit from comprehensive support and guidance from our Doctoral College, including tailored careers advice, to help you succeed in your research and future career. 

In choosing 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 and the implications for patterns of work and governance.

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

Find out more about the Institute for International Management here.

Project detail

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 high-achieving students with an MSc in any area of the social sciences and a passion for research in one or more of the topics mentioned above. The available start dates are April 2018 or July 2018. To discuss later start dates, please contact the Director of the Institute for International Management, Professor Tony Edwards.

Loughborough University London is located in located Here East: an emerging innovation hub on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. The Campus is in close 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 Business and Economics at Loughborough, which is among just 1% of business schools in the world to hold AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accreditation.


Primary supervisor:  See full list of potential supervisors here

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Find out more

For further project details email Professor Tony Edwards or register your interest and ask us a question.

To find out more about the Institute of International Management, please visit our website.

Entry requirements

To apply for a studentship with the Institute for International Management at Loughborough University London, you must have a minimum of an upper class honours degree (2:1) or equivalent overseas qualification in the social sciences. A relevant MSc in the social sciences is extremely desirable.

All students must also meet the minimum English Language requirements.

Fees and funding


Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. Special arrangements are made for payments by part-time students.

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

How to apply

All applications should be made online.  Under programme name, select International Management and quote the reference number: IIM/2018/TEGS

Application details

Reference number: IIM/2018/TEGS
Application deadline: 02 March 2018
Start date: 01 July 2018
Interview date: 21 March 2018