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People, work and organisation

We are seeking PhD scholarship applications for 3 year funded full-time study with proposed theoretical and managerial implications in People, Work and Organisation (PWO), including

  • Human resource management performance, coaching / mentoring
  • Culture and language
  • Employer relations or employment law
  • Low pay and the living wage
  • International HRM and cross-management in multinational enterprises

Within the above thematic research areas, we especially welcome proposals with an emphasis on the creation of sustainable social, environmental and economic value in line with the principles of responsible management under the United Nations Global Compact-backed initiative, PRME.

Any enquiries should be emailed to Professor Peter Prowse, Head of PhD Programmes, or Dr Christine Gilligan, PhD Admissions Tutor

  • How to apply

    All applicants wishing to be considered for a PhD scholarship need to submit by the closing date (12 noon on Thursday 1 February 2018) the following documents by email for the attention of Liz Davies (SBS Research Administrator) • a fully completed application form • a detailed research proposal (4-6 sides of A4 in length) • a transcript of marks from your highest qualification • a copy of your graduation certificate for your highest qualification • two references (one of which should ideally be from an academic source), both of which must be original letters on headed notepaper or the University form found in the application form (photocopies, scans or emails cannot be accepted).

    Please indicate clearly in the body of your email that you would like to be considered for a scholarship and confirm your availability for interview in weeks beginning 23 April and 4 May 2018.

    We are looking for applicants with a good undergraduate degree (minimum 2:1 classification) and/or relevant postgraduate degree (normally with a dissertation mark of 60 per cent or higher).

    We welcome applications from EU and International students, but you must be able to demonstrate a high level of written and verbal fluency in the English language at the time of application, normally an IELTS score of 7.0 overall (with no component marks under 6.5) or equivalent. Please note that your test score must be current, ie within the last two years. If you are currently studying on a TESOL course you may submit an application for the PhD programme. Please note that if this application is successful an unconditional offer cannot be made until the required English level has been achieved.

    Anyone one can apply for a PhD scholarship. However you would need to meet the standard entry requirements and the scholarship pays fees at Home/EU levels only.

    Sheffield Business School will provide the successful candidates with the opportunity to gain teaching experience on its undergraduate programmes. You will be expected to undertake up to 6 hours of paid teaching-related academic activity per week. To support your teaching activities, completion of the SHU Teaching Skills for Doctoral Students programme is required. It is also expected that you will undertake research methods training as appropriate. The cost of these activities will be covered by the Business School.

  • Selection process

    Interviews will be held in weeks beginning 23 April and 4 May 2018

    Successful applicants will be required to attend an interview where you will be asked to talk through your research proposal. Interview panel members will include the SBS PhD Programme Leader, a prospective Director of Studies and a representative from the SBS Research Board.

  • Find out more about CRESR

    At Sheffield Business School we have a vibrant international community of research students, academics and support staff, and a 30-year history of delivering high-quality postgraduate research that places a strong emphasis on close supervision and support. We invite applications from graduates with a serious interest in developing an academic career.

    Find out more about Sheffield Business School

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