Full time 36 Month(s)
Our research is characterised by its criticality, reflexivity and the integration of theory with practice, and by a desire to help shape the world in which we live.
Given the individualised nature of research and the importance of cross-disciplinary perspectives, we normally allocate each student two supervisors. PhD study involves a large component of self-directed study but in the first year of the programme you will attend a series of taught courses and seminars to ensure you have a rigorous foundation in various methodologies and approaches to research. Special PhD workshops, attended by the Department’s full- and part-time students, provide another important way of taking your ideas forward.
Research in the Department of Leadership and Learning focuses on five broad areas: critical leadership studies and follower dynamics; management learning and action research; international management and cross-cultural studies; sociologies of work and gender studies; and human resource management and organisational behaviour. In our work, we engage with contemporary debates in a wide range of disciplines, including organisation studies, education, cultural studies and sociology, to address key theoretical challenges as well as practitioner and policy issues in management.
Detailed module information for this postgraduate programme will follow shortly. However, if you have any questions please contact the department.
Doctoral Director: Dr Haina Zhang.
Duration: 36 months
Entry requirements: A UK Masters degree with a minimum of 65% overall and 65% in the dissertation element, or a non-UK Masters degree, graded at the equivalent level
IELTS: 7.0 or equivalent (minimum element scores apply).
Assessment: PhD training programs, original research and thesis
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