We encourage MPhil/PhD applications from students interested in the Department’s research tradition of bridging theory and practice, critical thought, and self-direction within a supportive peer community.
Our current students, both full- and part-time, come from different parts of the world and from a wide range of organisations, business schools, consultancies, and industries.
We insist on excellent support for our postgraduates and so we usually offer joint supervision by two tutors. We also expect you to attend two annual workshops; these are structured events within an informal setting which allow researchers to share their ideas and experiences of research. In addition you are encouraged to attend Departmental and School seminars and relevant modules from the PhD in Management programme.
Our research focus on management learning, leadership and organisation includes leadership for sustainability and diversity, the learning and development process associated with each of these areas, and initiatives to make these happen (including evaluation). Research is often interdisciplinary and draws upon a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods and disciplines including: entrepreneurship, sociology, cultural studies and education, and other interdisciplinary or post disciplinary fields such as organisational studies, feminist, critical and post structural theory.