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Candidates should have an excellent academic background, holding a 1st or Upper 2nd Class undergraduate degree, and preferably also a Masters degree in a relevant subject with a score of at least 65%.
Cardiff Business School was ranked 4th out of 90 UK business schools in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, and excellent for teaching. Lively, elegant, confident and cosmopolitan, the city of Cardiff offers an excellent location in which to study. Students benefit from the combination of a small, friendly, inexpensive city with the cultural and recreational amenities of an ambitious and progressive capital city.
Awards are available on either a 1+3 or +3 basis. A 1+3 studentship provides funding for four years, completing the MSc Social Science Research Methods in year one, followed by the three-year PhD phase. A +3 studentship provides funding for three years only, and assumes that the applicant will already have completed research training via, or equivalent to, an ESRC-recognised MSc degree (please see ESRC guidance on this).
Applications are invited for any of the identified management and business potential research topics or in any of the specialised areas of research covered by each section:
* Accounting and Finance
* Management, Employment and Organisation
* Logistics and Operations Management
* Marketing and Strategy