The Strathclyde Business School offers an excellent academic environment where you can pursue your research degree.
While you're studying here as a Business School student, you'll attend the Strathclyde Business School Faculty Research Methodology Programme, at least to Certificate level. If you're studying part-time, you can spread this over two years.
You'll also attend our Annual Away Day for PhD students. This is combined with the Annual Review which is usually held in October/November.
You'll have access to computing, printing, email, and office facilities. You're expected to be in the department on a regular basis. You'll also attend the department's research seminar series as well as other occasional workshops.
You'll have hot desking facilities giving you regular access to the department. As well as attending the Research Methodology Programme and maintaining regular contact with your supervisors, you're encouraged to attend departmental seminars and workshops.
Potential applicants should note that there is no dedicated distance-learning programme.
New managerial regimes in the public sector, including police and waste collection; global value and commodity chains, including retail, logistics and security; Union organising in cross national perspective; new technologies and cognitive labour.
Public management reform; public service delivery; governance in public policy; employability and skills; workplace innovation; unemployment and labour market disadvantage; health and incapacity in the labour market; welfare reform; active labour market policies.
Labour processes and labour process debates; capital-labour relations in the international automobile industry; political economy of Northern Ireland; labour markets, labour and migration in Europe, Brazil and Japan; global value chain analysis; transformation of the international political economy; semi professional international trouble making.
Call or contact centres; offshoring and/or the globalisation of business services; occupational health and safety; work organisation and the labour process; new technology, work and employment; lean working and white collar work; performance management; sickness absence management; trade unions; strikes, disputes and industrial conflict.
Fees & funding
All fees quoted are per academic year unless otherwise stated.
We look for a first or 2:1 UK Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, from a recognised academic institution, in a social science or related discipline, and/or a relevant Masters degree with distinction.
If English is your first language, or your first degree was communicated in English, there is no special requirement.
If English isn't your first language, you'll need to have an IELTS score of 6.5.
Before you apply
Before you start your online application, we ask that you contact Debbie Campbell, our departmental secretary, to let us know of your interest.
You'll need to send:
a covering letter outlining your areas of interest and how they will contribute to our current research interests
Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma in Research Methodology for Business & Management
Strathclyde Business School students are also offered access to the Faculty Research Methodology Programme, and are required to complete the programme at least to Certificate level.
If you're studying part-time, you can spread this over two years.
The Department of Human Resource Management is a member of several international doctoral networks which offer students opportunities to attend training workshops, colloquia and conferences. These include the Marie Curie Changing Employment Initial Training Network.