Research course

Operations and Systems Management

Institution
University of Portsmouth · Department of Operations and Systems Management
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

Entry requirements

A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or a master's degree in an appropriate subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. All shortlisted applicants are subject to interview.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Months of entry

February, October

Course content

If you're ready to take your existing qualifications and skills in Business and Management into a postgraduate research degree, Portsmouth is the perfect place for you.

As a postgraduate researcher with us, you could research the issues facing organisations and governments such as strategy, enterprise, innovation, leadership, ethics, organisation studies, human resource management and development, employment relations, sales management, advertising, operations research, organisational excellence, and corporate branding.

Our research tracks and addresses the threats and opportunities that arise from an increasingly competitive global business environment. 100% of our research impact in the area of Business and Management Studies was ranked as either outstanding or as having very considerable impact. When you study for a postgraduate research degree with us, you'll play your own part in transforming our expertise into impact.

You could join research collaborations with bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and Skills for Care. You could also work with businesses and policy-makers who are participants and recipients of our research, to ensure that our work is relevant and has the greatest impact.

RESEARCH CENTRES AND GROUPS

CENTRE FOR OPERATIONAL RESEARCH AND LOGISTICS (CORL)

Members of the CORL provide a broad coverage of the field of Operational Research and Quantitative Logistics. Our research is organised under eight themes: Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis, Exact methods, Heuristics and Metaheuristics, Optimisation Modelling, Soft OR and Integrated Methodologies, Logistics, Transportation and Supply Chain Management, Healthcare, Marine and Maritime, and Renewable Energy and Sustainability.

BUSINESS EDUCATION RESEARCH GROUP (BERG)

BERG’s purpose is to promote relevant business education research, scholarship and evaluation. Members engage in interdisciplinary research and evidence based practice within the University, with academic professionals in other Higher Education Institutions and employers. Research is organised into five themes: Technology enhanced learning, Pedagogy, Employability and entrepreneurship, Knowledge management and organisational learning, and Management and leadership development.

SPORTS CLUSTER

The Sports Cluster group of research staff are concerned with investigating some of the critical issues facing contemporary sports management and business. Our interests and expertise fall into the four general areas: sports economics, sports law, sports finance and governance, and team performance.

THE GATE-TO-PLATE RESEARCH GROUP

The Gate-To-Plate Research Group brings together a multidisciplinary group of researchers from the Business School. This ranges from accounting, agricultural and environmental economics to executive information systems (EIS) and Business Intelligence.

What can a postgraduate research degree do for my career?

Once you complete your postgraduate research degree, you'll be a highly-skilled researcher with the knowledge and skills to make an impact in many different industries.

Your postgraduate research qualification demonstrates to potential employers that you're an intelligent, capable and motivated person, with provable abilities and experience in critical thinking, problem-solving, project management, communication, leadership and creativity. You'll also develop research management skills, and an in-depth knowledge of the subject on which your PhD is focused.

After researching with us, our successful postgraduate research candidates have gone on to impressive positions in a variety of fields – from positions within academia, to careers in industry and the public sector.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Phone
023 9284 4032