As a postgraduate researcher, you’re able to draw on a wide range of expertise from more than 50 academic staff.
You’ll be supported by a supervisory team with expertise in your subject and/or research approach. A research degree will open the door to work in full-time research or teaching, or provide a greater understanding of professional practice.
Our specialisms are consumer culture and identity, digital environments, destination marketing and sustainable tourism.
There is a strong applied research focus and particular interests in: enterprise and productivity human resources and leadership, management accounting, financial management, as well as marketing and consumer behaviour.
We may also be able to offer you effective supervision for cross-disciplinary projects that link to engineering technology, computing, education and health.
You’ll receive updates on opportunities to participate in training offered through other universities and bodies. You’re also encouraged to attend national and international academic conferences in the latter stages of your research to present your ideas, and receive feedback at such events.
|Start date||Location||UCAS code||
|Apr 2021||Off-campus - Bielefeld GmbH, Germany||—||£6,433||£10,276|
|May 2021||Off-campus - Bielefeld GmbH, Germany||—||£6,433||£10,276|
|May 2021||Off-campus - Munich, Germany||—||£6,433||£10,276|
|Oct 2021||Distance Learning||—||£3,333||£6,667|
|Feb 2022||Distance Learning||—||£3,333||£6,667|
|Oct 2022||Distance Learning||—||—||—|
|Feb 2023||Distance Learning||—||—||—|
Our PhD programme is a member of the ‘European Doctoral Association in Management and Business Administration’ (EDAMBA), alongside other internationally recognised doctoral providers. Our robust and active PhD programme means that doctoral researchers ‘ whether full-time or part-time ‘ join a group of over 125 candidates involved in driving new knowledge and professional practice forward.
We foster publication opportunities, where, with the help of your supervisors, you may want to submit journal articles as part of your researcher development.
“With over 25 years of retail and academic experience, Philippa has a range of journal and book publications, over 20 doctoral completions and a similar number of examinations. Her research centres on the effects of the in-store environment on customers, de-shopping, and retail theatre. These areas are also the focus of her doctoral supervisions. This interest in retailing was generated through her management roles within Debenhams and Asda. She also continues to work with a number of retailers, manufacturers and marketing agencies as a consultant.”
Dr. Philippa Ward, Reader in Services Marketing