Marketing PhD student

PhD Programmes in Marketing

We have a thriving PhD programme, and our doctoral students contribute to the life of the department through participation at School and Departmental seminars and doctoral consortia. 

PhD graduates

About the programme

Doctoral students are a vital component of our lively research ethos, and we look for a good match between the interests and availability of a potential supervisor, your interests, and the importance and accessibility of your chosen topic. Throughout your journey you will be supported by our academic and administrative staff who will help and guide you, striving to ensure your time with us is rewarding and enjoyable.

As a PhD student, you will find a rich offering of other opportunities either from LUMS, other faculties, through the ESRC’s North-West Social Science Doctoral Training Programme to which we belong, and through NARTI, a network of leading University Business and Management Schools in the North of England.  For more information on potential research topics and supervisors within this department, please visit our search for a supervisor page.

Discover our job market candidates for 2017/18.

Campus

"Studying my Marketing PhD at Lancaster was a life-changing experience. I not only received a high level academic education, but I also gained several life lessons."


Andres Barrios Fajardo, PhD Marketing 2013

Programme Structure

The research training of the PhD in Marketing includes compulsory modules covering topics such as qualitative and quantitative research methods. You will also participate in a series of skill seminars which are not compulsory but highly recommended. For more information, please refer to the tabs below or the PhD Marketing handbook.

Business & Management

Below is an overview of the modules you will study throughout your first year on the PhD in Marketing.

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 PhD in Marketing.

    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 Marketing job market candidates students for 2017-2018 are listed below. For further details, please contact the Doctoral Office.

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