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Project Management PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for Self-funded Students

We have 14 Project Management PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for Self-funded Students

A PhD in Project Management gives doctoral students the opportunity to undertake specialist research in a range of topics closely related to Business, Management and Logistics. Such research will often have a high level of real-world relevance to SMEs, international corporations and government bodies.

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

PhD in Project Management focus on different implementation strategies, conducting research into how business practices can be streamlined and made more efficient. Typical research topics include:

  • Risk management
  • Supply chains
  • Operations management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Procurement
  • Innovation

Studying Project Management also offers ample opportunities for cross-disciplinary work, with the skills you’ll develop in high demand for commercial sectors such as Construction, Marketing and Finance.

During a PhD in Project Management, you’ll also likely receive training in a range of quantitative and qualitative research methods, eventually completing a substantial dissertation that discusses your findings.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for a typical PhD in Project 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 also need some professional experience, depending on the programme.

PhD in Project Management funding options

In the UK, PhDs in Project 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 Project 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 Project Management, it may also be worth asking your employer if they’re happy to sponsor you.

PhD in Project Management careers

A PhD in Project Management equips you with many transferrable skills, from communication and organisation to entrepreneurship and quality assurance. You’ll be well-prepared to continue your career in academia or teaching or to pursue employment in industry.

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