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PhD in Management - Entrepreneurship and Strategy Pathway

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About the programme

As a doctoral student on the PhD in Management - Entrepreneurship and Strategy pathway, you can choose to focus your research on any of the key themes within the department including strategic management, family business, innovation and entrepreneurial learning. You will learn from colleagues at the forefront of their disciplines, in a supportive and welcoming environment where your ideas can flourish.

There is a strong focus on practice within the department, so the research you undertake will be expected to have genuine impact for practitioners as well as being theoretically cutting-edge. You will also benefit from a range of skills seminars to enhance your knowledge, and you will be encouraged to participate in regular research and graduate seminars hosted by staff and guest speakers.

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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 - Entrepreneurship and Strategy pathway 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.

PhD in Management

Below is an overview of the modules you will study throughout your first year on the PhD in Management - Entrepreneurship and Strategy pathway. You will also study a range of optional research training seminars to enhance your skills. To apply for this PhD programme, please visit Apply for PhD.

ModuleCredits
Term One  
Research Philosophy and Methods 15
Understanding Your Discipline 15
Searching for Information in Management Research (non-assessed)  
Plagiarism (2 hour seminar, assessed)  
Ethics and Research (2-hour seminar, assessed)  
Years Two and Three  

You will be required to attend a minimum of 7 days (50 hours) additional, specialist research training during years 1 and 2 of your studies, to be agreed with your supervisors and the programme director. You will need to write a brief report (circa 500 words) setting out how each piece of training has contributed to your research. At least 2 days (14 hours) of training should be undertaken in Year 1.

Please note: your training can be delivered by LUMS, Lancaster University, ESRC, NARTI or other relevant bodies to your discipline, and it can also be accredited or unaccredited.

 

 

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
  • PhD in Management

    PhD in Management

    Below is an overview of the modules you will study throughout your first year on the PhD in Management - Entrepreneurship and Strategy pathway. You will also study a range of optional research training seminars to enhance your skills. To apply for this PhD programme, please visit Apply for PhD.

    ModuleCredits
    Term One  
    Research Philosophy and Methods 15
    Understanding Your Discipline 15
    Searching for Information in Management Research (non-assessed)  
    Plagiarism (2 hour seminar, assessed)  
    Ethics and Research (2-hour seminar, assessed)  
    Years Two and Three  

    You will be required to attend a minimum of 7 days (50 hours) additional, specialist research training during years 1 and 2 of your studies, to be agreed with your supervisors and the programme director. You will need to write a brief report (circa 500 words) setting out how each piece of training has contributed to your research. At least 2 days (14 hours) of training should be undertaken in Year 1.

    Please note: your training can be delivered by LUMS, Lancaster University, ESRC, NARTI or other relevant bodies to your discipline, and it can also be accredited or unaccredited.

     

     
  • 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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