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PhD in Management

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About the programme

The distinctive feature of the PhD in Management is its cross-disciplinary approach. Students registered on this programme can take full advantage of the School's research strengths across departments and undertake research that straddles two or more academic departments at LUMS. Its structure is specifically designed to allow a flexible breadth of coverage and methodological approaches.

Because of its distinctive features, it is centrally administered within LUMS instead of ‘sitting’ in a specific department. Those with research interests in entrepreneurship, strategy and innovation or in topics covered by the Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business are also generally enrolled in this PhD programme.  

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"I literally spent over 200 hours looking at different programmes around the world and LUMS was my first choice by a mile. "


Michael Konopaski, PhD Management 2014

Programme Structure

The PhD in Management includes compulsory modules covering topics related to research design in management, and qualitative and quantitative research methods. You will also participate in a series of skill seminars, and you can choose to take postgraduate-level modules from those offered by other programmes across LUMS. For more information, please refer to the tabs below or the PhD Management handbook.

Business & Management

Below is an overview of the modules you will study throughout your first year on the Business and Management pathway.

ModuleCredits
Term One  
Research Philosophy and Methods 20
Understanding Your Discipline 10
Searching for Information in Management Research (non-assessed)  
Plagiarism (2 hour seminar, assessed)  
Ethics and Research (2-hour seminar, assessed)  
Term Two - take one of the below modules  
Advanced Qualitative Methods 15
Advanced Quantitative Methods 15
Term Three  
 Research Design in Management  15

Research Training Seminars

These seminars are open to PhD students from all programmes, with two compulsory seminars in the first term. All PhD students are strongly encouraged to attend the seminars that you think will aid your study.

SeminarCompulsory/Optional
Term One  
Strategies for Success: Managing your PhD - Getting Started Optional
Plagiarism Compulsory
Ethics and Research Compulsory
Evaluating Academic Literature & Writing Your Literature Review Optional
Managing Writing Optional
Career Planning Part 1 - preparing to secure an academic post Optional
Writing retreat Optional
Career Planning Part 2 - Developing an online Academic Portfolio Optional
Term Two  
Career Planning Part 3 - Applying for Academic Jobs Optional
Nvivo Training 1 Optional
Establishing an Intellectual Identity Optional
Strategies for success: Managing your PhD - Staying Focused, Getting Finished Optional
Panels and Reviews Optional
Enjoying your Viva Optional
Writing for Academic Journals in the Context of your Career Optional
How to Write a Thesis Optional
Writing Retreat / Nvivo training 2 Optional
Term Three  
How to Present your Work in Public and at Conferences   Optional
Getting an Academic Job and Managing your Career Optional
How to get your book published / Atlas Session 1 Optional
Postdoc Funding Optional
Atlas Session 2 Optional
Writing Retreat Optional
  • Business & Management

    Business & Management

    Below is an overview of the modules you will study throughout your first year on the Business and Management pathway.

    ModuleCredits
    Term One  
    Research Philosophy and Methods 20
    Understanding Your Discipline 10
    Searching for Information in Management Research (non-assessed)  
    Plagiarism (2 hour seminar, assessed)  
    Ethics and Research (2-hour seminar, assessed)  
    Term Two - take one of the below modules  
    Advanced Qualitative Methods 15
    Advanced Quantitative Methods 15
    Term Three  
     Research Design in Management  15
  • Research Training Seminars

    Research Training Seminars

    These seminars are open to PhD students from all programmes, with two compulsory seminars in the first term. All PhD students are strongly encouraged to attend the seminars that you think will aid your study.

    SeminarCompulsory/Optional
    Term One  
    Strategies for Success: Managing your PhD - Getting Started Optional
    Plagiarism Compulsory
    Ethics and Research Compulsory
    Evaluating Academic Literature & Writing Your Literature Review Optional
    Managing Writing Optional
    Career Planning Part 1 - preparing to secure an academic post Optional
    Writing retreat Optional
    Career Planning Part 2 - Developing an online Academic Portfolio Optional
    Term Two  
    Career Planning Part 3 - Applying for Academic Jobs Optional
    Nvivo Training 1 Optional
    Establishing an Intellectual Identity Optional
    Strategies for success: Managing your PhD - Staying Focused, Getting Finished Optional
    Panels and Reviews Optional
    Enjoying your Viva Optional
    Writing for Academic Journals in the Context of your Career Optional
    How to Write a Thesis Optional
    Writing Retreat / Nvivo training 2 Optional
    Term Three  
    How to Present your Work in Public and at Conferences   Optional
    Getting an Academic Job and Managing your Career Optional
    How to get your book published / Atlas Session 1 Optional
    Postdoc Funding Optional
    Atlas Session 2 Optional
    Writing Retreat Optional

Studentships & Funding

We offer a range of funding opportunities and studentships through Lancaster University, UK research councils and various other organisations. For more details please visit our Apply for PhD page.

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Job Market Candidates

Our Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Innovation job market candidates students for 2017-2018 are listed below. For further details, please contact the Doctoral Office.