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About the course

Our Business and Management PhD programme aims to develop rigorous scholars who can advance both academic knowledge and business practice. The programme is designed to equip you with the skills necessary to succeed in a knowledge-intensive environment and to open greater depth to your professional and personal life.

Our research is organised into 15 research centres and groups. Each of these involves externally funded research, international collaboration and the active involvement of doctoral students. A brief outline of some of the disciplines is outlined below.

Human resource management, work and employment

Members of the group have a wide range of research interests in the field of human resource management (HRM), organisational studies and management history. Currently, there are

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Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject. We expect a master’s degree, or international equivalent, at merit or above. In addition to academic qualifications, we also value relevant work experience. If you do not have a master’s degree, you should complete the MA in Management and Business Studies (Research) before continuing onto the PhD track. If you have a master’s degree that is not recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as Research Master, you will be expected to complete a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in Research Methods in your first year of the programme.


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