A PhD in business or management is highly valued in many professions as well as an increasingly key qualification for those wishing to pursue an academic career in management studies. It can provide a springboard into the next level of career opportunities. If you’re contemplating this path, study with the UK’s most research-intensive business school (according to the latest Research Excellence Framework).
Research in the Department of Organisation, Work & Technology sets the agenda for debate in key issues such as human resource management and employment relations; ethics, sustainability and management; information, technology and society; management, organisations and society; and leadership organisations and society.
Staff in the department are drawn from a range of backgrounds including human geography, human resource management, organisation studies, history, philosophy, and sociology. Our interdisciplinary community brings humanities and wider social science perspectives into management research – something that’s widely acknowledged as crucial in reshaping management research and education.
During your PhD, you will be part of a fantastic research environment including our extensive library facilities and electronic resources. We also run a strong seminar series and workshops to encourage collaboration and cross-fertilization of ideas. You will be able to access advanced research training courses run by the Economic and Social Research Council-funded North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP).
As a PhD student you will be appointed two subject experts/supervisors to help guide you through the process of researching and writing your thesis. Your PhD will be awarded on successful completion of your thesis, including a defence of your work at a viva examination.
Please read our research and supervisor pages to see if your research interests match our supervision specialisms.