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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT

  • Duration

    5 years

Course summary

This integrated (or 1+3) PhD Management provides a route to doctoral study if you do not have a Masters degree, or only have limited research training.

You begin with a preparatory year, where you undertake a Masters to equip you with the business knowledge and research skills needed to begin PhD study in year two.

This programme attracts students from a variety of backgrounds and nationalities, with wide ranging social science research interests. Our current students range from recent graduates from a variety of disciplines to experienced practitioners, professionals and policy makers, exploring areas such as perceptions of luxury branding, the limitations of the business case for gender equality at work, the impact of change programmes within the NHS, and spatial technologies of control within the retail industry.

You can tailor your work to a profession or sector of your choice and may choose to pursue research in one of the following areas:

  • human resource management
  • international management
  • consumer studies
  • marketing and brand management
  • work and organisation studies

You study at Essex Business School and enjoy a highly flexible and supportive PhD experience, where your supervisors develop your professional skills and research expertise in your chosen area. The Centre for Work, Organisation and Society, organises regular events, which provide you with access to academic and industry expertise, as well as the opportunity to network with scholars from around the world.

Tuition fees

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£ 15,460per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    41st

  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    61st out of 123

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    105 48%

    97th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    63rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%

    64th

    7

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