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. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
Months of entry
Why take this course?
Spanning a broad range of business and management disciplines, our research tracks and addresses the threats and opportunities that arise from an increasingly competitive global business environment. Staff members are engaged in research collaborations with bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and Skills for Care.
We are actively engaged in conducting research on a wide range of relevant issues relating to leadership, ethics, organisation studies, human resource management and development, employment relations, sales management, advertising, operations research, organisational excellence, and corporate branding. Members of staff work with businesses and policy-makers who are participants and recipients of our research to ensure that our work has relevance and 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.
Employment relations and Human Resource Management
Research areas include:
- Employment relations
- Employee engagement and wellbeing
- Global HR
- Workplace learning and development and Leadership
- Ethical leadership and decision making
One of the benefits of studying at Portsmouth is the comprehensive support we provide in career planning. Our careers and recruitment service - Purple Door - can assist you in career research and finding employment opportunities.
The Graduate School Development Programme offers a series of dedicated workshops on career planning, specifically for research degree students. You will also have access to consultations with careers advisers or online support. This service is available for five years after graduation.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Research Team - Portsmouth Business School
- 023 9284 4032