Business and Management Studies (PhD) 2017-18

This course also available for 2018-19 entry

The Research Degree

A PhD is the highest academic award for which a student can be registered. This programme allows you to explore and pursue a research project built around a substantial piece of work, which has to show evidence of original contribution to knowledge.

A part time PhD is a six year programme of research and culminates in the production of a large-scale piece of written work in the form of a research thesis that should not normally exceed 80,000 words.

Completing a PhD can give you a great sense of personal achievement and help you develop a high level of transferable skills which will be useful in your subsequent career, as well as contributing to the development of knowledge in your chosen field.

You are expected to work to an approved programme of work, including appropriate programmes of postgraduate study (which may be drawn from parts of existing postgraduate courses, final year degree programmes, conferences, seminars, masterclasses, guided reading or a combination of study methods).

You will be appointed a main supervisor who will normally be part of a supervisory team that will advise and support you on your project.


Start date:
This research degree has multiple possible start dates including:
18 / 09 / 2017
08 / 01 / 2018
16 / 04 / 2018

Your start date may be decided in agreement with your supervisor.

Duration:

The maximum duration for a part time PhD is 6 years (72 months) with an optional submission pending (writing up period) of 12 months.

If studying on a part-time basis, you must establish close links with the University and spend normally not less than an average of 10 working days per year in the university, excluding participation in activities associated with enrolment, re-registration and progression monitoring.You are also expected to dedicate 17.5 hours per week to the research.

Sometimes it may be possible to mix periods of both full-time and part-time study.

Entry requirements

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

•  Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

•  appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

For applicants whose first language or language of instruction is not English you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum of IELTS 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, will be considered acceptable, or equivalent.

Further information on international entry requirements and English language entry requirements is available on our international webpages

Contact:

Tel: +44 (0) 1484 473969
Email: researchdegrees@hud.ac.uk

Places available:

This is dependent upon supervisory capacity within the subject area

(this number may be subject to change)

Location:
Huddersfield, HD1 3DH

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What can I research?

Research topics available for this degree:

There are several research topics available for this degree. See below for full details of individual research areas including an outline of the topics, the supervisor, funding information and eligibility criteria.

Research titleSupervisorsApply
(Re)Defining Tourism
Outline

Traditional definitions of tourism as involving particular concepts of activity, space, time and distance are increasingly being challenged by new concepts, such as online and virtual reality tourism, as well as re-exploring traditional forms of tourism, such as domestic. This project will focus within this field and enrich understanding of what may be considered tourism and what the implications of this may be.

Knowledge of evolving conceptualisations of tourism should be demonstrated in a proposal. Likewise a specific focus for research within this topic. Anticipated methodology and research contribution should be outlined.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

Deadlines for applications can be found at the link below:

http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

How to apply
A study of co-movements across international financial markets
Outline

The phenomenon known as the co-movements of asset prices across international financial markets has attracted attention of financial academics, media and practitioners over the past four decades. A good understanding of cross-market linkages not only contributes to the pool of academic knowledge in finance but can also be beneficial to financial market practitioners and regulators.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

Deadlines for applications can be found at the link below:

http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

How to apply
Agile pharmaceutical supply chains?
Outline

An efficient and agile pharmaceutical supply chain is considered essential due to the consistent demand for better drugs to improve quality of life, and for optimising the associated total economic cost. Research is required to inform the logical alignment and optimisation of the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain (PSC) to achieve Total Cost reduction, waste elimination and ultimately provide more effective and efficient services. I am interested in exploring these combined areas further, across a range of sectors.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

Deadlines for applications can be found at the link below:

http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

How to apply
Air Transport and Regional Inequality
Outline

The air transport sector makes a substantial economic contribution to the UK economy nationally and by region. While a vast literature exists on a broad-range of topics related to air transport and regional development, comparatively little attention has been paid to the relationship between air transport development and regional disparities/inequalities at micro, meso or macro level. This study fills this gap.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

Deadlines for applications can be found at the link below:

http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

  • Eric Tchouamou Njoya
How to apply
Air transport policy and regional development in Africa
Outline

During the past decade Africa has witnessed a remarkably rapid growth in both intra and intercontinental air traffic. Thus, since the beginning of millennium, the African aviation market has changed dramatically in response to amongst other policy reforms that embrace market principles in aviation operations. However, these changes have happened to different degree in the five regions of Africa. This research will investigate the effect of liberal air transport policies on regional development in Africa.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

Deadlines for applications can be found at the link below:

http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

  • Eric Tchouamou Njoya
How to apply
Big Data in the decision-making information systems process.
Outline

The advent of the internet has seen the movement towards the collection of large data sets, which are complex and require large amounts of processing power. For many online organisations, these data sets and access to these data sets quickly becomes a source of value in the business development, maintenance and crucially the decision-making process. What I am interested in is how these extremely large data sets can be analysed and stored by business to reveal patterns, trends, and associations, relating to Organisational and customer behaviour. This also involves the use of cloud based computing.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

Deadlines for applications can be found at the link below:

http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

How to apply
Brexit and organisational strategy
Outline

The Brexit vote is possibly the most important political event to take place in the UK since1945.The possible political and (macro) economic consequences have been much discussed. By contrast relatively little attention has been given to the strategic responses of business organisations to Brexit. This study will conceptualise the strategizing of UK business organisations in relation to Brexit, which is a key political risk for many of them. A mixed methods approach to both data collection and data analysis is likely to be adopted and the write up may include both cross case analysis and quantitative methods.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

Deadlines for applications can be found at the link below:

http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

How to apply
Bus Rapid Transit and Its Suitability for Cities/Countries that Have Not Yet Embraced It.
Outline

Originally devised by Curitiba’s inspired architect/mayor Jaime Lerner in 1974, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a rapidly emerging hybrid mode transforming humble buses to an advanced mass-transit system. However, with the exception of Latin America’s leading mega-schemes and Instabul’s Metrobus, its adoption reflects only much smaller systems in the UK, Europe, North America, Asia and Africa. Can schemes similar to the ones operating in Latin America prosper elsewhere? Can smaller and rather complementary schemes (i.e. BRT-Lite systems) investing on ‘quality’ rather than ‘quantity’ grow to the main mass-transit systems of their respective city host? What mistakes should be avoided and what are the lessons to be learnt?

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

Deadlines for applications can be found at the link below:

http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

How to apply
Business Digital skills and Cyber security
Outline

As organisations continue to develop their business provision the challenges they face are both tangible and intangible. Businesses face a skills shortage, finding and training the right staff in helping to build their digital portfolios and protecting themselves against cyber hackers who aim to significantly harm the business. My aim in this area is to explore the different types of digital skills relevant in the workplace and the importance of organisations protecting themselves through the process of cyber security against hackers, viruses and malware, while also looking at the damage these threats can cause.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

Deadlines for applications can be found at the link below:

http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

How to apply
Challenges and Opportunities for Making Mobility as a Service (MaaS) the Next Transport Paradigm
Outline

In an era when embracing ‘mobility as a service’ (MaaS) is turning into a universal vision for transport policymakers and stakeholders, being able to effectively promote initiatives that defy the binary model paradigm of either relying to public utility or personally owned vehicles, becomes a crucial prerequisite for change. Achieving this is not simple; it requires the development of a thorough understanding of the challenges and opportunities that are associated with something as revolutionary and new as MaaS. What are the barriers for public acceptance and high usage? How the uptake of MaaS can be effectively promoted?

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

Deadlines for applications can be found at the link below:

http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

How to apply
Commercialisation and its impact on Higher Education
Outline

Widening participation and commercialisation in HE has transformed UK HE into what is essentially a mass system. The implications are widespread and potentially impact almost every facet of the industry. Institutions are now operating in a competitive environment and as such creating tensions between the need to be economically viable and traditional functions such as teaching, research and academic integrity. I am particularly interested in the impacts on academics and the learning environment.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

Deadlines for applications can be found at the link below:

http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

How to apply
Committees, sustainability and governance in education
Outline

Committees are at the heart of good governance at a time of strategic challenge for leadership in Further Education. Colleges have had choice in committee structure when the sector faces unprecedented cuts to budgets, changing demographics and learning technologies. The proposal should consider database creation with objectives for semi-structured interviews to investigate governance in the non-profit sector in a period of change. It will determine how models of good practice and governance can be investigated and compared. What are the experiences of key players (Principal/Chief Executive, Chair and Clerk)? Can other sectors and industries learn from the FE ‘experiment’?

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

Deadlines for applications can be found at the link below:

http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

How to apply
Contributing to the understanding and theorisation of social capital, with an interest in how social capital develops between ‘illegal’, ‘unproductive’ or ‘destructive’ entrepreneurs, and their target customers/ consumers.
Outline

I am interested in numerous contexts that explore the evolution and development of social capital. However, I am particularly interested to hear from students who wish to explore illegal entrepreneurship and the development of social capital. What kind of activities do these types of entrepreneurs engage in? How are they able to service their customers, and why do customers chose to engage with one illegal enterprise over another? How do illegal entrepreneurs establish relationships with their customers and develop supply chains? How is it possible to trust and cooperate with an entrepreneur who chooses to engage in unethical or immoral activities, when they arguably represent everything that is untrustworthy and deceitful. I would also encourage students to contact me who are interested in researching illegal entrepreneurship from multiple other perspectives.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

Deadlines for applications can be found at the link below:

http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

  • Claudia Bordogna
How to apply
Cost management systems for new business models and organisational forms
Outline

The management accounting needs in relation to new business models and organisational forms such as supply chain arrangements is a rich research area for a doctoral project. I am particularly interested in cost management systems (CMS) and the role of managerial sense making and the input of consultants in CMS development and implementation. With the help of a multi-theoretical, mixed-methods approach, the research project could focus on what shapes and differentiates management accounting practice in a multi-tiered supply chain, taking into account company differences such as size and the role of accountancy firms as facilitators of management accounting change.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

Deadlines for applications can be found at the link below:

http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

How to apply
Cruise ship operations and development
Outline

An under-researched and secretive industry is that of the cruise ship industry. I am particularly interested within the working operations of the cruise ship industry (labour turnover, culture, managing labour, satisfaction, etc.) but I also have a keen interest on customer operations and the development of the cruise ship sector (i.e. the future growth in Asia).

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

Deadlines for applications can be found at the link below:

http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

How to apply
Cultural intelligence and cross cultural negotiation
Outline

Cultural intelligence as a topic in cross-cultural management has yet to be fully explored, particularly in the area of cross-cultural negotiation. Cultural intelligence includes four facets: cognition, metacognition, behaviour and motivation. The literature suggests that culturally motivated individuals tend to be more cooperative and make integrative deals. However, the effects of other facets (cognition, metacognition, behaviour) are still unknown. The topic on cultural intelligence and its effects on negotiation therefore present an excellent research opportunity.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

Deadlines for applications can be found at the link below:

http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

How to apply
Culture and organisational behaviour
Outline

This is just a general topic. If you are interested in studying how culture affects managerial behaviour, such as leadership, communication, and teamwork, I am happy to hear from you.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

Deadlines for applications can be found at the link below:

http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

How to apply
Effect of air transport policy on the tourism industry and their likely welfare implications – case studies
Outline

The positive impact of an efficient aviation infrastructure as an integral component of the tourism system has recently received theoretical and empirical attention in a number of studies. The strong complementarities between air transport and tourism to certain regions mean that the performance of tourism is dependent on both market conditions and on government policies prevailing in the aviation industry and vice-versa. While the literature on the relationship between tourism and air transport continues to grow, limited evidence is available on the welfare implications of alternative aviation regimes.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

Deadlines for applications can be found at the link below:

http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

  • Eric Tchouamou Njoya
How to apply
Engineer-to-Order Servitisation
Outline

Engineer-to-Order projects often rely heavily on the organisation’s knowledge and supply chain network. This research investigates servitization within such ETO supply chains, exploring the tools and techniques for ETO servitization; such as spare parts delivery, repair and maintenance, consultancy and training This research explores the behavioural operations and knowledge transfer of ETO servitization. I am interested in exploring this area further through the ETO life cycle.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

Deadlines for applications can be found at the link below:

http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

How to apply
Examining the operational issues of small businesses
Outline

As an important part of the economy, the small businesses play an important role in the development of the country. However, it is difficult for them to obtain funding for their operation from banks which makes them even harder to obtain their market power and compete with other big enterprises. How to make themselves stronger from the businesses’ internal perspective is an important issue to address. The top priority for the small businesses to increase their competitive power is to improve the performance. I will be interested in supervising relevant research projects examining the determinants of performance of small businesses. I will also be interested in the research project analysing the environment in which small businesses operate. In order words, I will be interested in the research projects testing the competitive condition among small businesses.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

Deadlines for applications can be found at the link below:

http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

How to apply
Executive pay, long term incentive plans, pay and performance, share/stock options, agency theory.
Outline

Investigations as to the links between pay and performance and the utilisation of share options or long term incentive plans. The debate is still a hot topic and the jury is still sceptical. Are executives still rewards and paid for failure? Is so, where is their value in increasing performance criteria and providing aspects of shareholder value? Broader governance themes and shareholder activism, and links to best practice codes still appear to leave an explanatory gap.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

Deadlines for applications can be found at the link below:

http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

How to apply
Forecasting Management and judgemental forces in Decision Making Process
Outline

The quantification of the judgements based on managers’ understanding of the future decision can solve the vague conflicts between managers. The trainings and knowledge about the ambiguous and uncertain factors could be the reasons that explain managerial judgements in the evaluation of the future. The role of culture can also play a role in understanding these judgements. I’m interested in students who can apply from EU, Middle East and Africa to evaluate this subject.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

Deadlines for applications can be found at the link below:

http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

How to apply
From Projectification to Deprojectification. A U-turn or a way forward?
Outline

Projectification of organisations is a response to the intensification of work forms. This has led many organisations either to be fully or partially integrated as a project based organisation. Those organisations find the temporariness of project as more convenient form of work being intense, task-driven and controlled. However, this post-bureaucratic form of organisations is facing challenges such as staff retention. I am interested in studying this niche area following few calls from researchers who suggested a “Deprojectification” of organisations might be necessary to tackle staff turnover in projects.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

Deadlines for applications can be found at the link below:

http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

How to apply
Fuzzy-Set Qualitative Comparative Analysis (fsQCA) in management research
Outline

Fuzzy-set Qualitative Comparative Analysis (fsQCA) as an analytical tool has gained considerable attention in recent years. Journals such as Journal of International Business Studies and Journal of Business Research have published many research papers that used fsQCA. The tool enables researchers to investigate how combinations of causes could produce certain results. This tool can be used in both quantitative research and qualitative research. I am interested in supervising (as a second supervisor) students who wish to use fsQCA in their research.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

Deadlines for applications can be found at the link below:

http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

How to apply
Hospitality marketing issues in the UK and China
Outline

I am interested in general hospitality marketing issues, such as e-marketing, relationship marketing, loyalty program, and customers’ satisfaction and loyalty.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

Deadlines for applications can be found at the link below:

http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

How to apply
How Does a Multinational Company’s Home Country Matter?
Outline

The project should expand theories and models of the multinational enterprise by explaining how the home country affects the internationalisation of the firm. This includes not only analyses of emerging market multinational companies (EMNCs), but also studies of advanced country multinational companies (AMNCs) as well as comparisons of the behaviour of EMNCs and AMNCs.

This can also include an investigation of the impact of different controversial issues in the contemporary global business environment, such as Brexit, on the internationalisation of firms from/to relevant regions/countries.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

Deadlines for applications can be found at the link below:

http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

How to apply
Human Resource Management in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises
Outline

This project complements a 2016-19 Erasmus Plus project to improve our understanding of support for HRM in SMEs. It aims to boost recruitment and retention of workers in regional economies, including migrants and other disadvantaged groups: https://efis.tul.cz/sharpen/ The project is based on case studies and collaboration with students, employers and relevant representatives to demonstrate local impact. The research project includes European collaboration with universities, students and SME employers.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

Deadlines for applications can be found at the link below:

http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

How to apply
Initial public offerings, underpricing and the context of the corporate lifecycle of the firm.
Outline

There are multiple perspectives around why companies float for the first time (initial public offering) and how the prices for the first day of trading are set. There are also signals that can be sent to future investors, certification aspects and other provisions to limit information asymmetry at this time, yet there is still ambiguity around what drives underpricing and short term performance in many contexts and many countries.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

Deadlines for applications can be found at the link below:

http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

How to apply
International Strategies in Chinese Universities – the National and Global Context
Outline

The International Strategy group at the University of Huddersfield have spent some time researching UK university’s approaches to internationalisation and the evolution of their international strategies. We have constructed a development roadmap based on Mintzberg’s continuum of deliberant and emergent strategies that helps to understand where a particular university is in its internationalisation process.

The group are now looking to expand this work, in collaboration with a Chinese university partner, in order to better understand the development of international strategies in Chinese universities and their approach to internationalisation in a rapidly changing global educational climate.

The project will involve the examination of strategic university documents and discussions with key university leaders in China and would ideally suit a Chinese-speaking student from a Business or Strategy background.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

Deadlines for applications can be found at the link below:

http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

How to apply
Investigation into the cognitive and emotional dynamics of third age entrepreneurship in the individual life course
Outline

Using narrative research approaches, this study will seek to explore the role that entrepreneurial cognition and emotion play in third age entrepreneurial endeavours and how this is affected by and embedded within the life course of the individual entrepreneur.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

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http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

How to apply
Investigation of Performance and competition in Tourism industry
Outline

The country’s economic growth has come together with the increase in the demand of travelling during the holiday seasons and there are very few pieces of research investigating the performance (profitability, efficiency and productivity) in Tourism industry and the increase in the demand of travelling makes the tourism industry more competitive. What are the determinants of profitability of the tourism industry does not only contributes to the empirical literature, but more importantly, provides more policy implications to improve the performance. I will be interested in the projects examining the determinants of profitability in the tourism industry, more specifically, investigating this issue in the hotel industry and I will be also interested in examining the competitive condition (market power) in the hotel industry and the inter-relationships between competition and performance.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

Deadlines for applications can be found at the link below:

http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

How to apply
Knowledge management in new and smaller ventures
Outline

Investigating the role of knowledge management in new smaller ventures. What kind of knowledge is prioritised in new and smaller firms? How is it managed? Are efforts towards formalisation doomed to failure or can this process be sustainably and actively managed, and if so, by who?

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

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http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

How to apply
Knowledge Transfer across Projects
Outline

There are different attempts to conceptualise knowledge transfer in project management that dealt with project as a unit of analysis. Literature elaborated how project parties communicated, documented, transferred knowledge. However, there is lack of theoretical studies of how knowledge is transferred across projects. Given the temporary nature of projects as being temporary and usually perceived as working in silos, I am interested to study how knowledge is transferred across project boundaries. This is aimed at demystifying knowledge transfer is project based organisations

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

Deadlines for applications can be found at the link below:

http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

How to apply
Management Accounting in (Islamic) Banks and Financial Institutions
Outline

The financial services sector has become an increasingly important part of the economy at the local, national and global levels. Moreover, Islamic finance institutions have largely been portrayed as a success story even during severe financial crises but virtually nothing is known about their decision making processes and the role of management accounting information in those processes. I am interested in a doctoral research project that will focus on the role and development of management accounting within (Islamic) banks and financial institutions and examine management accounting in terms of technique, experience and continuous change, using a variety of research methods.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

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http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

How to apply
Managing tourism and hospitality organisations
Outline

I am interested in human-related factors within tourism and hospitality organisations. For example, the relationship between managers and subordinates, organisational behaviour, team work, etc.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

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http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

How to apply
Measuring the level of ‘leanness’ in the construction industry: an international survey
Outline

Lean construction is a rapidly developing body of knowledge, with a large array of techniques, applications and concepts. This study will aim to assess and measure the level of ‘leanness’ across the sector and take an international perspective.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

Deadlines for applications can be found at the link below:

http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

How to apply
Narcissism and Sustainability
Outline

Narcissism normalisation supposes that narcissistic tendencies are becoming increasingly prevalent in modern societies. Potential implications of this include individual and wider societal problems including an undermining of sustainability.

Proposals should identify and justify a context for investigating narcissism normalisation. The significance of this context from a sustainability perspective should be overviewed. Likewise the expected contribution to enriching sustainability theory. Proposals should additionally provide a framework methodology appropriate to researching narcissism.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

Deadlines for applications can be found at the link below:

http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

How to apply
Organisational learning and management accounting change
Outline

I am interested in a doctoral research project that uses alternative paradigms and theories in management accounting and insights from practice to examine the interplay between organisational learning and management accounting change. Such a project could be a comparative study in different cultural settings (e.g. developed vs. emerging economy) that examines the effect of organisational learning on the contexts of control and decision-making in relation to management accounting change. Alternatively, the study could instead examine the role of management accounting as an organisational change factor, taking into account the contexts of control and decision making in different cultural environments.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

Deadlines for applications can be found at the link below:

http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

How to apply
Performance, risk and competition in banking industry
Outline

Performance in the banking sector is an issue concerned by government officials, bank managers as well as academic researchers, while nowadays the banks are face very strong competition. In order to improve the performance under the competitive environment, the risk-taking behaviour of commercial banks has been significant increased which does not only affect the stability of the banking system, but more importantly, have a significant impact on the economy. I will be interested in investigating the inter-relationships between risk, competition and performance (profitability, efficiency and productivity) in banking industry.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

Deadlines for applications can be found at the link below:

http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

How to apply
Personality and dynamic capabilities in senior management teams
Outline

What personality characteristics do we need to promote the emergence of dynamic capabilities within the firm? Dynamic capabilities are increasingly positioned as being fundamental capabilities to deal with the dynamism of the modern day environment and as such, this research focuses upon measuring dynamic capabilities at the individual, team and organisational level (sensing, seizing and transforming). This measurement is fundamental to move away from the ambiguous, vague discussions which dominate the field. I am interested more generally in senior leadership teams, personality and dynamic capabilities across industries.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

Deadlines for applications can be found at the link below:

http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

How to apply
Professional Service Operations Management
Outline

A number of research articles have questioned the underlying theoretical foundation of Professional Service Firms who subscribe, implicitly or explicitly, to alternative service operations theories and evolution of Legal Industry. This research builds on the following research questions: What is the potential impact of service modularity and the pathway to value optimisation? I am also interested in developing the thinking behind Professional Service Operations Management. This study also considers the legal networks across the range of legal services, the impact of data analytics, the contribution of simulation modelling and systems thinking.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

Deadlines for applications can be found at the link below:

http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

How to apply
Social Media engagement and analytics
Outline

Social Media is one of the most disruptive technologies of our age. It has been the source of revolutions, new business models, new societal norms and has influenced presidential elections. It is acknowledged that this is no longer a “fad” and will have huge implications for society and businesses in the near future. What I am interested in is the role of Social media analytics in decision making, and how this decision-making influences engagement. I am particularly interested as part of this engagement to look at issues of fraud, the concept of “self” and the role of public relations.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

Deadlines for applications can be found at the link below:

http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

How to apply
Sports operations management
Outline

The majority of research related to operations management in the sport industry is relatively immature and underdeveloped, even though the sport sector is a regular focus of study in other disciplines, for example: economics; tourism; sociology; medicine. There is a lack of theory driven sport operations management research, most examinations on the topic are conducted in isolation and not linked to the wider operations management theory base. I am interested in exploring this area further, across a range of sports.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

Deadlines for applications can be found at the link below:

http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

How to apply
Staff students and institution, they all matter in enabling entrepreneurship education.
Outline

Research on entrepreneurship education needs to look at the interplay and influence between faculty staff who deliver, students who engage and the institution that acts as host to learning. To what extent are these key stakeholder groups conversant in their intended learning outcomes? What do faculty and institution offer in terms of tangible and intangible resources and do they meet the learning aspirations – or intended outcomes - of programme participants?

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

Deadlines for applications can be found at the link below:

http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

How to apply
Strategic Culture, religion and Business Ethics
Outline

Different cultures affect people’s perceptions toward ethics and behaviour. Companies are striving to go on a global level, but these variations in culture will affect their sustainable growth in host countries. Moreover, the globalisation is a double edged sword in which laypeople, customers and stakeholders will detect the companies’ actions in other countries and have a definite influence on the future progress. I’m interested in students who can apply from emerging and developing markets, such as Middle East and Far East to evaluate this subject.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

Deadlines for applications can be found at the link below:

http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

How to apply
Strategic management and sustainability: Strategic value creation in cross-sector collaboration
Outline

We encounter complex socioeconomic problems (e.g., healthcare improvement and sustainable development) that surpass the capacity of government, business, and nonprofit sectors to tackle separately. Accordingly, cross-sector collaboration (CSC) has grown in popularity, as organizations can combine their capacities to generate bigger impact. However, scholars notice recently that the typical normative view into how CSC can co-create value (i.e., by combing resource to achieve collective objective) is not sufficient, because it bypasses the heterogeneity of individual organizations’ interests (i.e., how partners can capture value for themself). This oversight can create serous tensions that can lead eventually to undermine the collaboration. The current study, therefore will investigate this issue, focusing on the friction between value co-creation and value capture in CSC.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

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http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

How to apply
Strategic quality management?: What is quality, what is value?
Outline

Examining what quality and the concept of ‘value’ mean to different people and their importance in business transactions is under represented within the academic literature. Improvement should be a continuous process which is systematic, incremental and cyclic. Senior management are always keen to know both where they are positioned in relation to the competition and also their perceived status within the industry and the marketplace. I am interested in exploring these combined areas further, across a range of sectors.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

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How to apply
Strategy and competitive advantage: Start-up businesses - Survival through innovation
Outline

Newly established small business, or start-up businesses (SUBs), are pivotal for economic growth, as in five years they will become a small or medium size enterprise (SME). However, research shows that SUBs are fragile and suffer from high failure rate (sometimes 75%). Given its proven effect on performance, innovation emerged as an influential approach for SUBs to thrive in current hypercompetitive markets. Yet, the relationship between innovation and SUBs performance is still unclear. The study will address this issue by disassembling innovation concept to its fine-grain attributes, and examine their effect on performance. Untimely, the study findings will help SUBs to refine their competitive strategy.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

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http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

How to apply
Structures supporting knowledge management.
Outline

Research projects that consider learning in the workplace, the way organisational practice can inform the management of knowledge, and how communities of practice contribute to the generation of shared meaning at work.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

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http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

  • Dr Keith Schofield
How to apply
Student retention and student engagement
Outline

The retention of students in HE has been one of the most researched topics in the industry. There is a history of such research extending back to the early part of last century in the US. In the UK interest really emerged as widening participation gained pace. Students who leave represent a loss for the institution in terms of money and reputation but there remains little evidence for solutions that work. I am particularly interested in the following: Measuring retention initiative impact Experience of different groups-international, home, BME Systemic impacts on retention

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

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How to apply
Sustainable and Responsible Tourism Consumption
Outline

This is a broad topic but current issues within the field with potential for research and publication include generation Y’s attitudes towards sustainable and responsible consumption and behaviours therein. Generation Y are emerging as the next great consumer cohort. They appear to place great significance on tourism, and prioritise particular forms of and experiences therein.

A proposal in this area should framework an achievable research methodology for developing understanding of sustainable and responsible consumption. This is a crowded field so needed is a clearly defined research focus outlining the literature gap engaged with and expected contribution to theory and practice.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

Deadlines for applications can be found at the link below:

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How to apply
Tending toward rational business decision-making, the role multiple criteria decision analysis
Outline

This research will aim at studying strategic business decision-making processes and outcomes in depth and shed some light on the role and impact that multiple criteria decision analysis have in order to tend toward rationality.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

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The 21st Century Hospitality / Tourism worker
Outline

This is a broad topic area, but an area with a wealth of research opportunity. My previous / current research explores the occupational identities of individuals in such work (with a particular focus of hospitality cruise ship employees). Hospitality / Tourism job roles are often stigmatised and underappreciated, yet the tourism economy is reliant on this labour to encourage consumer satisfaction and repeat visitation. I am interested in the strategies that individuals undertake to negotiate this stigma.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

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The Good Project Manager: Sociological Perspective
Outline

The relationship between project manager’s capabilities and project performance is well documented in the literature. This literature mainly focuses on behavioural and job related competencies of project manager and how they contribute to project success. There is less research on project manager’s competencies from social perspective. Given that 25% of global economic activity is achieved through projects there is an immense need to study what contributes to project success. I am interested to study social capital of project managers and how this contributes to project success

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

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How to apply
The Impact of Autonomous Vehicles on the Workforce of Passenger and Freight Transport.
Outline

Self-driving vehicles have the potential to completely transform urban development as we know it, with a revolution in ground transport that could dramatically change the landscape of cities around the world and have an enormous economic, social, spatial, and mobility impact. At the same time this technology carries its own unique set of social dilemmas that need to be catered accordingly so that something meaning to be a ‘bless’ will not end up being a ‘curse’. One of the most important questions is what will happen with the labour of drivers that between passenger and freight transport is probably tens of millions. Are they all going to be replaced by machines? What will this mean for the economy? Is there any way to balance the loss of jobs?

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

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The Internationalisation of Firms from Central and East European Economies (or from other Emerging Markets and similar contexts)
Outline

Following their opening in the 1990s, Central and Eastern European (CEE) economies have experienced profound changes in their institutional frameworks. The aim of this project is to expand research on the international activities of CEE firms. In doing so, a better understanding of the interactions between the institutional context and a firm’s internationalisation strategy can be achieved.

Similar topics which can expand theories and models of the multinational enterprise (and international business in general) are also welcomed, for example: The Internationalisation/strategies of Firms from China, India, Russia, Latin America, Central Asia, etc.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

Deadlines for applications can be found at the link below:

http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

How to apply
The Internationalisation of Higher education: strategies and opportunities
Outline

Internationalisation is a critical component in today’s higher education scene, with a range of strategies in operation from student recruitment, overseas partnerships, curricula adaptations and international faculty employment (Knight, 2004). The way in which higher education institutions manage and monitor these strategies is of critical importance to the revenue, reputation and ranking of the institution. I am interested in hearing from candidates who have an interest in exploring the effects of internationalisation on higher education with a particular interest in the management of international strategies.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

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http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

  • Claudia Bordogna
How to apply
Tourism spaces
Outline

The interest of this niche topic area lies within the interactions and influence that tourism spaces have on individuals (either consumers or workers). Tourism space is interpreted as the physical, social, or cultural space that tourism takes place. My previous research has given the opportunity to explore the impact of the physical and social (for example cruise ships) and also the cultural (for example tourism development in China).

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

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http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

How to apply
Tourist behaviour, such as destination image, tourist motivation, tourist decision-making, and tourist constraints.
Outline

This topic is mainly about understanding tourist behaviour. For example, understanding the perceived image, travel motivation, and the reasons why tourists don’t like to travel.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

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Deadline

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Universities’ strategies in the Chinese higher education market
Outline

There is a large unmet demand in China for higher education. The Chinese government has responded to this in a number of ways: including, by expanding domestic universities, by encouraging inward investment by foreign universities and by allowing students to study overseas. This project will look at the market entry strategies pursued by foreign universities to engage with the market for Chinese students. It is anticipated that both secondary data and interviews will be used to collect data and that a mixed method approach may be used in data analysis. Both Chinese and foreign institutions will participate.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

Deadlines for applications can be found at the link below:

http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

How to apply
University and “de-globalisation” – a strategic response
Outline

Scholars and other commentators have suggested that the world has entered a period of “de-globalisation”, in view of political and economic developments since the global financial crisis of 2008. Universities are by their very nature highly internationalised organisations and therefore “de-globalisation” would have serious implications for their strategies. This project will investigate the international strategies being adopted by universities worldwide in response to de- globalising trends. It is anticipated that data will be collected via interview and document review and will be written up possibly via a cross case analysis. Universities in the UK and other countries will be analysed.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

Deadlines for applications can be found at the link below:

http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

How to apply
Value added in the speciality coffee sector, the influence of journey.
Outline

Speciality coffee is a growing sector and presents the consumer with a differentiated product and service experience, informed by the origin of the coffee bean. A study is now required to look at how people in speciality coffee businesses journey through the supply chain (specifically engaging with farmers, importers roasters and retailers) in order to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the coffee context and how insights gained are used to inform business strategies.

Eligibility

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

• a Master's degree or Honours degree (2:1 or above) in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed.

• appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

Funding

Please see our Scholarships page to find out about funding or studentship options available.

Deadline

Deadlines for applications can be found at the link below:

http://www.hud.ac.uk/researchdegrees/howtoapply/

How to apply

The Business School has staff, research groups and a centre that conduct cutting-edge research across a number of business and management subjects, including accounting and finance, logistics, operations and hospitality management, people, management and organisations, and strategic, marketing and economics.

Business and Management covers a broad range of subject areas across four departments:

•  Accountancy and Finance

•  Logistics, Operations and Hospitality Management

•  People, Management and Organisations

•  Strategy, Marketing and Economics

To find out more about the research we conduct, take a look at our Research, Innovation and Skills webpages, where you will find information on each research area. To find out about our staff visit ‘Our experts' which features profiles of all our academic staff.

Important information

We will always try to deliver your course as described on this web page. However, sometimes we may have to make changes to aspects of a course or how it is delivered. We only make these changes if they are for reasons outside of our control, or where they are for our students’ benefit. We will let you know about any such changes as soon as possible. Our regulations set out our procedure which we will follow when we need to make any such changes.

When you enrol as a student of the University, your study and time with us will be governed by a framework of regulations, policies and procedures, which form the basis of your agreement with us. These include regulations regarding the assessment of your course, academic integrity, your conduct (including attendance) and disciplinary procedure, fees and finance and compliance with visa requirements (where relevant). It is important that you familiarise yourself with these as you will be asked to agree to abide by them when you join us as a student. You will find a guide to the key terms here, where you will also find links to the full text of each of the regulations, policies and procedures referred to.

The Higher Education Funding Council for England is the principal regulator for the University.

How much will it cost me?

In 2017/18, the part-time tuition fee for UK and EU postgraduate research students at the University of Huddersfield is £2,115 (see Fees and Finance for exceptions).

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK/EU students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and Finance. Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years of study may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X).

If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available.

Please email the Student Finance Office or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Scholarships

The University offers a limited number of full and partial fee waivers. If you wish to be considered for a scholarship, please read through the scholarship guidance and include the name of the scholarship on your online application.

Additional Programme costs

Additional programme costs (sometimes known as bench fees) may be charged for research degrees in which there are exceptional costs directly related to the research project. For some subject areas, such as Science and Engineering, these costs could range from £3,000 - £16,000 per year, dependent upon the research project. If you wish to know if these costs will apply to the course you’re interested in, please email the Admissions and Records Office who will direct your query to the relevant department.

Examples of exceptional costs include:

  • Equipment maintenance costs
  • Equipment hire
  • Access costs to specialised equipment
  • Patient/volunteer expenses
  • Tissue/cell culture
  • Special reagents/materials
  • Purchase of laboratory consumables
  • Purchases of additional special permanent laboratory equipment
  • Photography and film processing
  • Video tape filming, recording, CD archiving
  • Specialised computation
  • Travelling costs - where this is integral to the research, it would not normally cover conference attendance except in special circumstances
  • Access to specialist facilities/resources
  • Special statistical packages
  • Access to special databases
  • Data collection costs (eg. postage, envelops and stationary, questionnaire administration)
  • Interview translation and transcription costs.

International

All Postgraduate research students who do not have specific timetabled teaching sessions are required to maintain regular engagement with the University under the Attendance Monitoring Policy.

Information for overseas students with a Tier 4 visa: The University also requires that all overseas students with a Tier 4 visa comply with the requirements set out below:

•  Students are expected to remain in the UK at the address notified to the University until the official end of the academic year.

•  Students are expected to be able to demonstrate, to the University's reasonable satisfaction, that their domestic living arrangements, including their residential location, are conducive to their full engagement with their studies and to their ability to comply with Home Office and University attendance requirements for full time students.

How to apply

To make a formal application, complete the online application form.

This normally includes the submission of a research proposal. Read through the proposal guidelines first to make sure you cover all the information needed, and ensure you include the proposal (if required) when submitting your online application. You can check whether the degree you are applying for requires a proposal by checking the specific course entries.

Applications are assessed based upon academic excellence, other relevant experience and how closely the research proposal aligns with Huddersfield's key research areas.

Research community

The University of Huddersfield has a thriving research community made up of over 1,350 postgraduate research students. We have students studying on a part-time and full-time basis from all over the world with around 43% from overseas and 57% from the UK.

Research plays an important role in informing all our teaching and learning activities. Through undertaking research our staff remain up-to-date with the latest developments in their field, which means you develop knowledge and skills which are current and relevant to your specialist area.

The Business School has staff, research groups and a centre that conduct cutting-edge research across accounting and finance, logistics, operations and hospitality management, people, management and organisations, and strategic, marketing and economics topics.

Find out more about our research staff and centres

Research skills training

The Business School offers formal research training to its PGR students in the form of PG Certificate in Research Methods. Masters by research students can attend research methods topics delivered on the course in order to improve their research knowledge and skills, but will not be expected to partake in the formal assessments that lead to the award of a PG Certificate in Research Methods.

The University of Huddersfield has an exciting and comprehensive Researcher Skills Development Programme available to all postgraduate researchers. The University of Huddersfield has an exciting and comprehensive Researcher Skills Development Programme available to all postgraduate researchers. The Researcher Skills Development Programme supports our researchers to broaden their knowledge, allowing them to access tools and skills which can significantly improve employability, whether in academia or industry. It's important to develop transferable personal and professional skills alongside the research skills and techniques necessary for your postgraduate study and research. The programme is also mapped onto Vitae's Researcher Development Framework (RDF), allowing researchers at the University of Huddersfield to benefit from Vitae support as well as our own Programme.

We offer skills training through a programme designed to take advantage of technology platforms as well as face-to-face workshops and courses. The University has subscribed to Epigeum, a programme of on-line research training support designed and managed by staff at Imperial College London which will be accessed via UniLearn, the University's Virtual Learning Environment.


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