Research course


Keele University · Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Entry to our research programmes usually requires a Honours degree with a first or 2.1 classification, or the equivalent if you have been educated outside the UK.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

Management undertakes critical inquiry into a number of themes within management including: Culture and organisation, Ethnographic Research, Gender, organisations and work, Philosophical and Methodological Inquiry, consumption and regulation and Markets.

Work under the theme of Management, Organisation and Workplace Relations includes analyses of post-industrial and knowledge-driven service work; ‘corporate culturism’ – power and identity; management innovations; organizational transformation and change; and poststructural examinations of ‘emotional’ or ‘aesthetic labour’. Work on Gender includes: masculinity at work in organizations; gender identities in organisations and institutions; and gender and consumption. Work on consumption and markets include: analyses of the changing nature of consumption; consumption, culture and knowledge production; and critical analyses of rationality in accounting regulations, economics, and public sector organizations. Philosophical and methodological inquiry concerns: the ontology and epistemology of social institutions; deconstructionist and reflexive methodologies; and ethnographic research.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Helen Farrell
+44 (0)1782 733641