Research course

Management, Employment and Organisation

Cardiff University · Cardiff Business School

Entry requirements

Suitable for graduates in business and management, human resource management, politics, sociology, psychology, or accounting. Applicants should have at least an upper second-class Honours degree and preferably a specialist Masters degree and an interest in pursuing in-depth research in an appropriate area.

Applicants whose first language is not English are normally expected to have reached a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 (writing scored 7.0, with no subscore less than 6.5). Copies of appropriate English language certificates must be supplied with your application.

Months of entry


Course content

Note: this programme includes 1 year of research training.

The aims of the Management, Employment and Organisation Section at Cardiff Business School are threefold:

  1. to promote research of an international quality in the three broad areas of organisation studies, employment studies and public management;
  2. to deliver research-led teaching of an outstanding quality;
  3. and to provide a supportive environment for the development of academic researchers and educators.

We offer a full range of expertise, but the following areas are of particular strength:

  • Organisational Studies (especially interdisciplinary perspectives)
  • Human Resource Management
  • Critical Management Studies
  • Public Sector Improvement

Full details of this programme can be found on our website.

Fees and funding

Each year a number of funded PhD studentships are available via the ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Centre, or Cardiff Business School. Please visit Cardiff Business School's website for further information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
possible months
full time
48 months

Course contact details

PhD Programme Office
+44 (0)29 2087 6786
+44 (0)29 2087 4419