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Human Resource Management PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

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We have 20 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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PhD opportunities in Management at Brunel University London

"The warmest of welcomes to you. Brunel University London Business School is the largest School within the University, with an internationally diverse student body and academic staff. Read more

Cardiff Business School Scholarships in Business and Management and Economics

 . The Cardiff Business School PhD programme.  will prepare you for a career as a leading academic scholar or to excel as a business practitioner or policy decision maker. Read more

PhD opportunities in the Faculty of Business and Law

The. Faculty of Business and Law. is home to our teaching and research in all major areas of law, business and management. Through our. Read more
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Vibrant and Inclusive Communities

How to apply. All applications should be made. online. Under Campus, select “London”. Under programme name, select the institute that you think best reflects your project (Please note that your first institute preferences may not be the final location of the studentship.) Please quote the advertised reference number. 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 2023), a position we have held since 2017. Read more
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Social Psychology of Managing Dignity at Work

How to apply: . https://www.bath.ac.uk/guides/how-to-apply-for-doctoral-study/. Enquiries. Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Dr Vivek Soundararajan (vs602@bath.ac.uk). Read more

The Way forward for HR: Becoming Better Partners in the Organization

  Research Group: Business and Management
Since its inception the HR function has faced challenges in establishing its credentials as a truly central and strategically vital organizational function. Read more

Leadership and Meaningful Work in the Hybrid Public Sector Context

The public sector is operating in an increasingly hybrid context where complex relationships exist between public, private and third sector organisations (White et al., 2021). Read more

PhD studentships available at the University of Aberdeen Business School

The University of Aberdeen Business School is delighted to be able to offer an exciting range of PhD studentship opportunities. We are currently accepting applications for three PhD studentships; ". Read more

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