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Management, Marketing and People PhD

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Full time | Southwark Campus | 3 years | OCT-22

Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

OCT-22

Key information
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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Management Skills (Specific) Marketing

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Overview

LSBU Business School has a growing research degree programme, with an emphasis on part-time study by students who are simultaneously developing and enhancing their professional careers.

We have considerable research funding from many sources including the Economical and Social Research Council (ESRC), The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (DBERR) and Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) (through Knowledge Transfer Programmes) and the European Commission.

The School is also committed to ‘civic engagement’, sharing practical research outcomes to improve the society around us. Our local business community is essential to the success of London and we are keen to engage in research which supports that community.

We are happy to consider a broad range of research proposals within the business domain, so long as they can be seen to offer the potential for rigour, originality, reach and impact.

Employability

All research students are required to participate in a Key Skills Development programme aimed at developing transferable skills in addition to those employed in carrying out research. Training in research methods is available through frequent research seminars.

When necessary the research student can follow, in part, relevant Masters courses available within the School and in particular units on research methodology. In some cases, research students are encouraged to follow other courses available within the University or externally aimed at improving their general expertise in their chosen areas.

In addition, they may be encouraged to follow language courses aimed at improving their oral and written skills - both essential in their future careers.

Transferable skills

A research degree will equip you with many transferable skills. The self-discipline, the demand for clear analytical thinking, and the ability to turn criticism of others work into something constructive of your own, all constitute a unique training for almost any kind of career. The excitement and satisfaction of finding new facts, a new idea, or a new way of looking at something can be highly rewarding.

Modules

This module introduces students to the research process, the mind-set of the researcher and in particular to the idea of creativity in research and what it means to be a ‘creative researcher’. In this module, students will identify potential topics for their practice-based dissertation and explore these with the aid of creative thinking techniques. In this way their research ideas can be refined and expressed in terms of clear research questions and objectives making use of the relevant literature and theoretical concepts. This module is to be taught alongside the Creativity, Enterprise and Innovation Module. This will enable deeper exploration of entrepreneurial ideas within a wider research context with the potential to develop these ideas into a Capstone Project and beyond.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

4,670

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

15,400

Entry requirements

Applicants are usually expected to have a good honours degree (2:2 and above) and a relevant postgraduate qualification, preferably a merit at Master's level. Please also supply two academic references as part of your application. You'll also be required to show proof of all of your qualifications.

University information

London South Bank University (LSBU) is a highly regarded educational institution located in the London Borough of Southwark. Established in 1882, it is one of London’s oldest universities, with over 15,000 students representing over 130 countries worldwide, and a global network of over 80,000 alumni. The university is both historical and forward thinking and focuses on providing professional opportunities for both employees and...more