Research course


University of Essex · Essex Business School

Entry requirements

Masters degree or equivalent in relevant subject area.

PhD, MPhil and MRes.

Months of entry

January, October, April

Course content

Our PhD Management draws on our rich expertise in critical approaches to understanding the contemporary workplace and connecting global concerns with local practices, with current students ranging from recent graduates to experienced practitioners to artists.

Recent events in the global economy have meant that organizational and political stakeholders across the world have begun to pay attention to the consequences of power relations, informal collusion and the impact of organizational narratives and rhetoric on organizational practices. In providing expertise across a range of business disciplines, including sustainability, leadership, identity and brand management, our programme allows you to cater your studies to a profession or sector of your own choice, whilst developing a high-quality research agenda.

Department specialisms

Research supervision includes: accounting history/theory/research; auditing; business strategy; finance; human resource management; management; marketing and consumer behaviour; social/public sector accounting.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5.

Fees and funding

We offer many funding opportunities to support talented postgraduates, ranging from research council studentships and University scholarships to awards funded by charities and other external organisations. For more information, visit our website at:

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Graduate Administrator
+44 (0)1206 873505