Funding for PhD Programmes in UK 2014

Funded PhD studentships are available for suitably qualified applicants with excellent first degrees or Masters qualifications. Our interests cover information systems & the digital economy; operational research; and operations management, including supply chain and logistics

Supervision is available in all these areas. We have a large group of PhD candidates and are seeking others to join them. The funding covers fees and living costs and are currently only available for full time study. Details of potential PhD topics can be found here.  For further information on the Department please see the attached document: Dept Further Particulars

Please note that the deadline for Departmental funding applications is 1st February each year for October admission.  However, we are now taking very good applications for October 2014 admission.

For more details, please contact Ms Gay Bentinck (; tel +44 (0) 1524 592408.

Centres for Doctoral Training: A large number of enhanced grants for UK students

STOR-ISTOR-i is one of three recently announced Centres of Doctoral Training (CDT) in the mathematical sciences. It is a collaboration between Lancaster's Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the Department of Management Science and represents a total investment of £7 million in leading edge doctoral training in OR and statistics.

The core EPSRC funding will support 40 doctoral students, recruited in four annual cohorts from September 2010, on a four-year (1+3) programme. The programme is open to all quantitatively interested students. A background in OR or statistics is not required. This is supplemented by investment from Lancaster University and from a wide range of industrial partners. STOR-i will pioneer an exciting new approach to doctoral training which seeks to develop outstanding scientists who have the skills required to see their research have real impact. The centre's work will focus on the interfaces between OR, statistics and industry. Our industrial partners have played a major role in the design of STOR-i's curriculum and will be extensively involved in all stages of the delivery of its programme. Most of the doctoral projects will have an industrial partner.

HighWireHighWire is a world class, cross-disciplinary and industry-centric Doctoral Training Centre, with £5 million funded by the EPSRC, which places innovation at the heart of its curriculum and ethos. The centre goes beyond traditional multi-disciplinary approaches by seeking a creative fusion between three key disciplines, namely computer science, management and design. The emphasis is on producing a new breed of innovative people who understand and are able to advance the state of the art in technical, design and business innovation: innovative people prepared to work in challenging roles in organisations and ready to drive radical change in the digital economy.

Follow the pointers for more information about how to apply or seek information as well as other useful information.

As well as offering scholarships the Management School provides helpful information and links to relevant funding.

The university also produces a booklet which lists a variety of altenative sources of funding.  This is available on request from the Postgraduate Admissions Office entitled 'Funding for Postgraduate Study' and information is also provided on the University admissions pages

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