PhD Scholarship, Decision Analytics and Risk

Southampton, United Kingdom
£15,509 (£1,292.42 per month) for 3 years
20 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
31 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Decision Analytics & Risk

Location:  Highfield Campus
Closing Date:  Monday 31 January 2022
Reference:  1642721TR

Exciting full PhD scholarships to be awarded by Southampton Business School

in Decision Analytics and Risk 

Southampton Business School has an ambitious quality-driven strategy of growth, which will see us strengthen our position as a world-class business school in research, education and enterprise. To enable world-leading research and generate knowledge that is recognised in the global academic community, we are seeking to award full PhD scholarships to outstanding candidates in several disciplines as outlined below to play crucial roles in the School achieving its vision of transforming business and society for the better. 

As part of a world-renowned Top 100 QS ranked Russell Group University with a global reputation for academic excellence, our interdisciplinary research coalesces around multiple research centres which enables us to develop exciting, innovative and rewarding projects that address global challenges and change the world for the better. As a member of the Faculty Graduate School, the Southampton Business School’s postgraduate research students are a highly valued part of our community and are integral to the continued success of the Business School and of the University as a whole. Our PhD programme has been awarded +3 recognition for full-time students by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and has also received research studentships from ESRC and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) for its doctoral programme. We offer a stimulating, challenging and dynamic research environment for our PhD students. 

The Department of Decision Analytics and Risk brings together established specialisms within Southampton Business School with a strong track record in research. We combine excellence in management sciences, decision analysis and risk management, operations, and business analytics working with many major international companies and educating future specialists across industry and commerce. The department has many vibrant research centres (Analytics research | Southampton Business School | University of Southampton

The department unites knowledge and experience across the critical components of decision analysis and their application to strategic, tactical and operational scenarios. Our members' areas of expertise include business analytics that harnesses today’s big data and produces information to support decisions as well as algorithms to make decisions automatically; risk analysis that provides assessment and quantification of risk and an understanding of risk behaviour; information systems that involve the understanding of socio-technical challenges involving the digitalization of society; management science that provides a range of tools for scenario analysis, forecasting, optimisation and simulation; and operations management that involves project management, supply chain management and sustainability.

To find more about the research currently taken at the Decision Analytics and Risk department please visit our website to explore staff research interests (Analytics staff | Southampton Business School | University of Southampton).

If you have any subject-specific queries, please contact the Head of Department, Prof. Martin Kunc,  email:

The scholarships consist of full tuition fees and an annual stipend of £15,509 (£1,292.42 per month) for 3 years, which are open to both UK, EU and international/overseas students. Ideal candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree with first-class and master’s degree with distinction or equivalent in any of our broad disciplines of business and management. Candidates will also need to meet our standard admission requirements for PhD students in addition to a strong research proposal.

Successful applicants will be expected to start in September 2022. Please submit your application latest by 31st January here You should indicate the specific subject area you apply for on the application form.

If you have any general queries, please contact the PhD Director, Dr Pingli Li, e-mail: and Telephone: +44 (0) 238 059 1389.  For any subject-specific queries, please contact the respective Head of Department.