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Leadership Studies PhD

Key information
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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Leadership

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Leadership

The Business School is at the cutting edge of research into leadership. Faculty interests range from applied evaluation of leadership development processes, to the philosophical underpinnings of modern leadership, and we have some of the most respected academics working here. We link our excellence to the real world via accredited post-experience Masters programmes.

We encourage well-rounded theoretical research among each other and our PGR students. We take pride in the quality of our publications and our positive influence on leadership thinking.

These are some the topics we are currently researching:

  • Informal leadership more influential for academics says new research
  • Leading FTSE companies: a continuing study of corporate directing
  • The gender pay gap in managerial positions
  • “Leadership is one of the most talked about yet misunderstood concepts in business and management”
  • How can we develop leadership and procurement skills for climate change?
  • Leadership - relating to ethics, innovation and change
  • How do teams ‘do teamwork’?

Careers
Skills training

The skills and expertise that you build now are fundamental to your continuing professional development (CPD), and will be part of your toolset throughout your working life.

We strongly recommend that our students take part in the University's Postgraduate Researchers' Programme, which offers training in skills such as:

  • research management
  • personal effectiveness
  • communication
  • networking
  • team-working
  • career management

Different course options

Full time | Streatham Campus | 4 years | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

4 years

Start date

SEP-20

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,407

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£17,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You will need a good first degree (ie, at least the equivalent of an Upper Second Class Honours Degree from a UK university) in the relevant subject, and a taught Masters degree in the discipline is normally required. Applicants with ESRC-accredited Masters degrees are especially welcome to apply, as are those with merit or distinction level qualifications. Masters degrees should be in a subject relevant to the proposed research, and it is particularly advantageous if research methods and techniques as well as independent research (eg, dissertation or project) featured prominently in the curriculum. If you don’t yet have a Masters degree but are wishing to undertake research you may be offered a place on one of the School's taught MRes, MSc or MA programmes instead of direct +3 entry. We don’t offer a formal four-year New Route PhD programme, so you would join the MRes/MSc/MA programme and then apply for the MPhil/PhD programme in that first year. Acceptance would be conditional on your performance in the taught programme.

University information

The University of Exeter is a public research university that is a member of the leading research- oriented UK universities, the Russell Group, The European University Association and the AMBA. As demonstrated in the REF 2014, 98% of the University of Exeter’s postgraduate research has been rated to be of international quality. Out of their 23,613 students, 4,681 of these are postgraduates. There are three main campuses to study at, with most...more

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