Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management

Research Degrees

Research is a key part of what we do in the Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management Subject Group, with the contribution of our research students being integral to this. Therefore we actively encourage applications and proposals from individuals wishing to undertake postgraduate research on topics relating to people at work, either on a full-time or part-time basis. We have particular research strengths in the areas of leadership, international human resource management, ethics, organisation studies, human resource development, and employment relations. Our staff publish regularly in high-ranked academic journals. As well as this strong academic grounding, many also have substantial practitioner experience, enabling connections between theory and practice to be made within the research process. The Subject Group has around 20 full-time and part-time research students, researching topics such as: managing volunteer labour; the relationship and effect of career stage on workplace learning and its effectiveness; internships and

the graduate labour market; technology and learning in SMEs; and employee engagement in the police service.We aim to provide a stimulating and supportive intellectual environment for research students; staff and students work closely together to ensure that the research process proceeds as smoothly as possible. We have particularly strong experience of supervising research students who are in work in addition to those pursuing research on a full-time basis. Whether you already have a proposal you wish to discuss, or simply want to find out more about what’s involved in undertaking a research degree in the Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management Subject Group, we look forward to hearing from you.

We welcome PhD research applications from anyone who has an interest in any of the areas above. Please contact us by email to discuss your research ideas and research proposals. Further Research degree information is available on our web pages.