Research course

Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management

Institution
University of Portsmouth · Department of Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

Entry requirements

A second-class 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 interested in taking your existing knowledge and qualifications in Human Resource Management into a postgraduate research degree, Portsmouth is the perfect place to do it.

As a postgraduate researcher with us, you could look at the changing nature of the employer/employee relationship, explore the growing responsibility of organisations to act ethically and sustainably, and uncover novel ways for businesses to effectively and fairly manage their workforces.

You could join our research on gender equality in the public sector and creative industries which is helping inform organisations about barriers to entry and enabling female career progression to address gender imbalance.

In an increasingly global and competitive business world, our research is helping shape the practices, processes and structures of organisations. As a postgraduate research degree student, you'll play your part in transforming our expertise into impact.

CURRENT RESEARCH

In our increasingly global and competitive business world, it is important to investigate the practices, processes and structures of organisations – how they've evolved, and the way organisational change is moving.

Whether looking at the changing nature of the employer/employee relationship, the responsibility of organisations to act ethically and sustainably, or effective methods used to manage workforces, our research is uncovering novel ways to ensure the success of businesses across the globe.Other areas of our expertise include Human Resource Management and Leadership, Workplace learning and development, Employment relations and Organisation studies, Business ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility.

We publish regularly across academic journals, and enjoy strong links with practitioner bodies, with research collaborations with organisations such as the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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