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Our PhD programme and Doctor of Management set the agenda in debates about human resource management and employment relations.
We welcome applications from suitably qualified individuals interested in pursuing research within the Department's areas of academic specialisation working towards an MPhil/PhD or Doctor of Management. A range of social science disciplines is included in the Department and research supervision is possible in a wide number of areas.
The PhD in Management - Organisation, Work and Technology pathway includes a range of skills seminars to enhance your knowledge. You will be allocated two supervisors, and you will be encouraged to participate in regular research and graduate seminars hosted by staff and guest speakers. On the other hand, the practice-orientated Doctor of Management based on reflective practice is aimed at senior managers who want to develop a more sophisticated understanding of their own practice and organisation. 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.
"My PhD journey was one of the best in my life. It gave me the opportunities to learn, teach, think, attend weekly departmental research seminars, attend conferences and workshops and organise conferences too."
Anindita Banerjee, PhD Organisation, Work and Technology 2015
Discover what you will study as a PhD or Doctor of Management student in Organisation, Work and Technology and visit our PhD Organisation, Work and Technology Handbook 2018
Below is an overview of the modules you will study throughout your first year on the PhD in Management - Organisation, Work & Technology. 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.
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.
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.
Please note, this programme is currently under review and is not currently accepting applications.
This practice-oriented doctoral programme is an exciting new opportunity for senior managers to develop a more sophisticated understanding of their own practice and their own organisation. This programme aims to create research that is academically rigorous and practically relevant, and contribute both to the discipline and to practice.
The design and pedagogy is based on a long tradition of learning through reflective practice developed at Lancaster, and refined over the past 20 years through programmes such as the International Masters Program for Managers. The programme is for senior managers who are already very experienced, but who desire to develop in-depth knowledge of their own practice and the organisations that they manage.
The pedagogy of the Doctor of Management programme is based on the principle that students learn by reflecting on their own practical experience – what Donald Schön refers to as 'reflective practitioners'. On the programme, students and academic supervisors constitute an active learning community and will meet face-to-face and virtually on a regular basis. Discover our Doctor of Management Course Handbook for full course details.
The fee for the programme is £15,000 per year. This does not include the cost of travel and accommodation at residential meetings, which needs to be budgeted for separately. On-campus accommodation is available at approximately £30 per night.
Before applying, we recommend contacting the Programme Manager Julie Gabriel-Clarke for an informal chat. You will need the following to apply:
Please visit the online application system to submit your application. You will need to supply:
We will invite successful candidates to interview, and offers are secured by a non-refundable £3,000 deposit. The deadline for applications is October 31st 2018.
Our studentships and funding opportunities for PhD study are available through Lancaster University, through the UK's research councils, and through various other organisations. We provide below the details of four different types of studentships, which include fees and a living allowance, and further links for other funding opportunities.
A number of LUMS Studentships are available which include a fee waiver and a stipend of approximately £14,777 per annum. Applicants should indicate that they wish to be considered for a Doctoral Studentship on their application form (under the section on proposed source of funding and in the personal statement) so that they can automatically be considered: there are no separate studentship application forms.
These studentships are available for all the PhD programmes offered by LUMS and for students of any nationality. This is a generous programme of awards, allocated on a competitive basis, which is intended to support promising researchers to undertake their PhD studies in LUMS. Students receiving these studentships will be required to undertake some teaching and/or marking activities.
Eligibility: all studentsDeadline for applications: 1st April 2019. Please note if you are planning to apply for an ESRC award the deadline for this is the 8th February 2019.
Currently, the Department of Management Science offers programme-specific funded studentships aimed at high achieving applicants.
Eligibility: Management Science applicants only
Interests: Our interests cover information systems and the digital economy; operational research; and operations management, including supply chain and logistics. Supervision is available in all these areas.
More Details: We have a large group of PhD candidates and are seeking others to join them. The funding covers fees and living costs and are currently only available for full time study. Details of potential PhD topics can be found on the Management Science PhD page. For more details, please contact Ms Gay Bentinck.
Deadline: Please note that there are two deadlines for Departmental funding applications which are 31 December and 15 February each year for October admission.
Lancaster University is leading a ground-breaking project to work in partnership with African researchers to address the urgent need for safe and effective water use in Africa. 'RECIRCULATE: Driving eco-innovation in Africa: capacity-building for a safe circular water economy’ will empower African research organisations to work in, with and for their communities by strengthening their skills and capacity to deliver innovative solutions to pressing problems with water use and safety. The £6.8M project will focus on “joining up” the different ways in which water supports communities, from sewage disposal to energy generation and water used in food production.
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Commonwealth Scholarships are prestigious awards and are very valuable for international students. They are available on a competitive basis.
Eligibility: overseas students
If you’re starting a doctoral degree on or after 1 August 2018, you could get a Postgraduate Doctoral Loan of up to £25,000 to help with course fees and living costs. It isn’t based on your income or your family’s and it’s paid directly to you. You’ll be able to apply from summer 2018. Please visit the Gov.uk website for more information.
Plenty of websites provide information about funding opportunities. We would suggest overseas applicants to consider the website of the British Council for helpful information. Among the many other sources, we suggest the following links:
Lancaster University forms part of the Economic and Social Research Council's (ESRC) North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP), which offers a large number of studentships covering tuition and providing a living allowance. Details of the provision and funding offered by the NWSSDTP are available on the NWSSDTP website.
If you are interested in applying for an ESRC Studentship, please contact Sarah Patterson.
Deadline for applications: 8th February 2019
The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistics and Operational Research in partnership with industry (STOR-i) is a collaboration between Lancaster's Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the Department of Management Science. STOR-i's goal is the development of international research leaders through a programme in which industrial challenge is the catalyst for mathematical innovation. The Centre's distinctive mission is based on a partnership with several of the UK's leading companies across a range of sectors, including AstraZeneca, BT, IBM, Shell and SSE. We are currently recruiting for entry onto the programme in 2019.
Further details can be found on the STOR-i website.
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) provides funding opportunities to support world-leading research. We are looking to recruit researchers in the Department of Management Science who will:
To apply you will need to provide your full CV and a covering letter in which you should indicate which area is of interest to you (and why) and some possible topics for research.
If you are short-listed, we will contact you to put you in touch with potential supervisors for the development of a fuller research proposal. For more information contact Gay Bentinck: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +44 (0)1524 592408. Applications will be processed as soon as they are received, and short-listed candidates will be invited to interview.
4-Year PhD studentships in Mathematical Models and Algorithms for Managing Airport Capacity
“Mathematical Models and Algorithms for Allocating Scarce Airport Resources” (OR-MASTER) is a six year Programme Grant funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). OR-MASTER aims to develop new mathematical models and algorithms for solving complex, large-scale resource allocation problems, with the ultimate goal of developing innovative decision support capabilities for airport capacity allocation and management. These studentships provide great opportunities for individuals to develop their mathematics/computer science skills while making a contribution to an area of immense importance to society.
The Programme represents a strong partnership between academia and the air transport industry. Over the six years of the Programme, OR-MASTER will involve close collaboration with a host of international organisations (including airports, air traffic management organisations, airlines, ground handling services providers and global security organisations; international research centres and research networks) that will support the project, providing real-world data, insights and expertise. There will be opportunities to work closely with our partners.
Further information can be found here: OR-MASTER PhD Studentships 2018
The complete application consisting of a cover letter (that includes a statement of your understanding of the project), curriculum vitae, transcripts and a recommendation letter needs to be sent to the indicated contact address.
Our Organisation, Work and Technology job market candidates for 2017-2018 are listed below.
For further details, please contact the Doctoral Office.
Daniel S. Lacerda
PhD Organisation, Work and Technology, 2017
PhD Organisation, Work and Technology, 2015
PhD Organisation, Work & Technology, 2012
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