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The York Management School expertise links closely to key challenges affecting modern workplaces: globalisation, information technology, risk and financial stability, creativity and innovation, gender and diversity, , ethics and business behaviour and the transformation of public services management.

Delivering high quality training and support, our PhD in Management draws students from across the globe whose research covers a wide range of business and management areas, including economics, finance, sociology, politics, technology and business history.

We welcome applications from students interested in undertaking management research within the following areas:


Accounting and Finance
Accounting history; risk management; empirical finance; behavioural finance.

Human Resource Management
Employee participation and engagement; women and management; Human Resource Management and creativity; comparative employment relations.

International Business and Strategy
Determinants and impact of foreign direct investment; innovation and multinational enterprises; firm internationalisation; organisation structures and strategy.

International marketing and strategy; entrepreneurship and global business; brand strategy; distribution networks; trademark use; marketing of ethical brands, Fair Trade and social enterprises.

Operations Management
Systems modelling; supply chain management; e-commerce; innovation management.

Organisational Behaviour, Theory and Technology
Critical management studies; organization theory; gender and diversity; qualitative and ethnographic methods; culture and experiences of working lives; technology studies; creativity, aesthetics and arts in management; managing and leading change.


The York Management School is dedicated to supporting research students. Each student is provided with two supervisors throughout the doctoral process. We also have a dedicated academic and administrative team assisting the PhD in Management. As part of our commitment to developing excellence in doctoral research we offer specific PhD training and access to all Masters modules delivered by the School.

As a member of the White Rose Doctoral Training Centre for the Social Sciences, The York Management School provides advanced research methodology training, alongside the Universities of Leeds and Sheffield. The York Graduate Research School provides professional development related to your study. Dedicated support in English language is available from the Centre for English Language Teaching (CELT). In addition you will be part of the School's research culture through the School seminar series and Doctoral Conferences.


Full-time:3 – 4 years
Part-time:6 – 7 years.


September or January


Applicants should have a relevant Masters degree to be admitted on to the PhD in Management. Applicants who do not possess a Masters degree or appropriate research training may be required to an additional conversion year. For entry onto the PhD in Management, applicants should have a 60% average on a Masters level programme, with a good mark on their dissertation. Exceptional cases or where work experience supplements your masters degree qualification can be considered.


Applicants should submit an online application. The application must contain a research proposal outlining your area of interest and your current expertise in that area, an identified research question with justification, and a proposed methodology.


Telephone: +44 (0)1904 325052
Email: [email protected]
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Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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