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Human Resource Management PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 15 Human Resource Management PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

A PhD in Human Resource Management explores the myriad ways in which organisations and employees interact, offering doctoral students the chance to research pressing topics in employer/employee relations, restructuring and workplace diversity.

What’s it like to do a PhD in Human Resource Management?

PhDs in Human Resource Management involve in-depth investigation into how workforces are organised and managed across different sectors. Typical research areas include:

  • Employment law and ethics
  • Employment relations
  • Gender and diversity
  • Job satisfaction
  • Labour markets
  • Organisational behaviour
  • Restructuring and reorganization
  • Sustainability

You’re likely to receive training in a range of quantitative and qualitative research methods before completing a substantial dissertation.

Human Resource Management also offers doctoral students the chance to undertake interdisciplinary research in areas like Business Management, Law and Accounting.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for a typical PhD in Human Resource Management usually involve a Bachelors and a Masters degree in a related subject. You’ll also need to submit a compelling research proposal detailing your study plans. You may need to attend a PhD interview and submit a graduate entry test as part of the application process. Any professional experience in Human Resource Management that you have will strengthen your application.

PhD in Human Resource Management funding options

In the UK, PhDs in Human Resource Management are funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), which provides a tuition fee waiver and a living cost stipend. Depending on the programme, you may submit your own research proposal before being considered for funding, or apply for a project that already has funding attached.

It’s also possible to apply for a PhD loan to help with the costs of a doctorate in Human Resource Management (although this can’t be combined with Research Council funding). Other options for financial support include university scholarships, graduate teaching assistantships and charities.

If you’re considering a part-time PhD in Human Resource Management, it may also be worth asking your employer if they’re happy to sponsor you.

PhD in Human Resource Management careers

A PhD in Human Resource Management can prepare you for a career in both industry and academia. Your research is likely to be of use to a range of companies from SMEs through to large corporations and public sector employers.

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Resource shortage and preferences - a study on medicine and vaccine shortages

The research seeks to provide insights into how scarcity shapes human behaviour, particularly in the context of medicine and vaccine shortages, contributing to our understanding of decision-making processes under resource constraints. Read more

Global Research Scholarship

Strathclyde Business School is offering up to 15 PhD fee only awards. These will be competitively awarded to outstanding applicants for PhD study with a start date of 1 October 2024. Read more

School of Business Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) funded PhD

The School of Business is offering fully-funded Graduate Teaching Assistant PhD Studentships starting 23 September 2024. The Graduate Teaching Assistantships are available for full-time campus based registration to our PhD Economics or PhD Management. Read more

PhD Opportunities in the Sheffield Business School at Sheffield Hallam University for UK Black, Asian & Ethnic Minority Scholars

Applications are invited from UK Black, Asian, and minority ethnic candidates for a Race Equity Scholarship in the Social and Economic Research Institute (SERI), which will be based in the Sheffield Business School, to begin on 7 October 2024. . Read more

Exploring cultural and structural factors that support equity, diversity, inclusion and respect in medical schools.

There is growing recognition of the importance of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Respect (EDIR) issues captured formally in medical schools by the requirements of the Athena SWAN award, Stonewall and the Race Equality Charter. Read more

PhD in Business and Management - Employee Ownership and People Management Practice

  Research Group: Management, Employment and Organisation
Employee Ownership and People Management Practice. The PhD project will look into the impact of employee ownership on people management practices. Read more

Virtual Engagement: The Impact of Avatars on Metaverse Retailing

  Research Group: School of Management
In 2020, the Metaverse was valued globally at US$487 billion, encompassing gaming, social media, live entertainment, and gaming/Virtual reality (VR)/Augmented reality (AR) (Bloomberg, 2021), with projections to exceed US$1 trillion by 2030 (Bloomberg, 2022; Precedence Research, 2022). Read more

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Study a PhD at the University of Bradford and contribute new and significant knowledge to the field of business and management. Read more

PhD in International Business and Strategy at Henley Business School

Join high calibre doctoral candidates from around the world and study at a triple-accredited global business school. Henley Business School is ideally located, set on a beautiful campus, just 25 minutes by train from London. Read more

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The School of Management is one of the UK's leading business schools. We are ranked 1st for Marketing (The Complete University Guide 2024), a position we have held since 2017. Read more

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