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We have 6 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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Thriving and belonging in the post-pandemic workforce

Introduction. An opportunity to apply for a funded full-time PhD in the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences, UWE Bristol. The expected start date of this studentship is 1 January 2023. Read more

HEC Paris PhD in Management (Accounting, Finance, Economics, Strategy, ISOM, Marketing, HR and Law)

HEC Paris. Founded in 1881,. HEC Paris. is one of the world’s top research schools in economics and management sciences and is consistently ranked among the top institutions in business. Read more

School of Management

The School of Management is one of the UK's leading business schools. We are ranked 1st for Marketing (The Complete University Guide 2022), a position we have held since 2017. Read more

ESSEC PhD Program

A FULLY FUNDED PhD IN FRANCE - FIRST APPLICATION DEADLINE JANUARY 15 2022. http://www.essec.edu/en/program/phd-en/phd-program/. A PhD is an intellectual journey through which you will become a social scientist engaged in solving central puzzles related to the work of organizations and their people. Read more
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