PhD Human Resource Management and Organisation Studies gives you the opportunity to interrogate the theories and practice of organisation in relation to work, management and the experience of employment.
We welcome applications from students from a variety of backgrounds and nationalities, with wide ranging social science and interdisciplinary research interests, including recent graduates from a range of disciplines, experienced practitioners, professionals, and policy makers.
We welcome theses exploring research that considers the historical, socio-economic, cultural, and political context within which work, and its organisation takes place, as well as that which has critical implications for contemporary organisational and management practices.
You can tailor your research to a profession or sector of your choice and may choose to pursue research in one of the following areas:
human resource management and approaches to wellbeing
environmental sustainability and ethics
sociology and social psychology of work
work and organisation studies
gender, diversity, and intersectionality in the workplace
creativity and organisational change
information systems in organisations
precarious employment and vulnerability
public sector change and reorganisation
organisational spatiality and design
Essex Business School, where this course is based, provides a highly flexible and supportive PhD experience, where your supervisors develop your professional skills and research expertise in your chosen area.
Essex Business School fosters the business leaders and researchers of the future. Our PhD graduates use their creativity, innovation, and ethical awareness to meet the many challenges facing the international business world.
Many of our graduates enjoy careers in academia and organisations in the public and private sectors, including at some of the world’s most well-known organisations and exciting SMEs, such as:
Right Freight Pvt Ltc
Capital Markets Intelligence, a financial publisher
Credit Data Research, a business funder
Many now also run their own growing businesses, including international business incubator 0100Ventures and entrepreneurship website SlovakSTARTUP.
PhD Human Resource Management and Organisation Studies students can also take advantage of the services offered by the Student Development Team, including careers advice; work experience; internships; placements; and voluntary opportunities.