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PhD Studentship: Work and Organisation Academic Group

Loughborough University

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Loughborough
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: A minimum tax free stipend of £15,609 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 12th January 2022
Closes: 20th February 2022
Reference: SBE-WO
 

Application details:

Reference number: SBE-WO

Start date of studentship: October 2022/January 2023

Closing date of advert: 20th February 2022

Interview date: TBC

Supervisors:

Primary supervisor: TBC

Secondary supervisor: TBC

Short Introductory Paragraph

This interdisciplinary social science teaching and research group brings together academics interested in a broad range of ‘people management’ issues. Psychology and sociology are major disciplinary influences, but historical and geographical approaches may also be taken. The group conducts research in the areas of organisation studies, work psychology and employment relations. Output ranges from traditional academic scholarship to work with a significant impact on public policy and management.

Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014). In choosing Loughborough for your research, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field. You will benefit from comprehensive support and guidance from our Doctoral College, including tailored careers advice, to help you succeed in your research and future career.

Find out more: https://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/research-degrees/  

Full Project Detail: 

Research priority areas

Within the Work and Organisation group we are especially keen to receive PhD research proposals in the following areas:

Technology and Organisations

  • Exploring the positive and negative features of digital technology at work; including innovation in personnel selection, changing employment relationship, algorithmic management

Changing Practices of Work

  • The expansion of a typical work: issues of precarious jobs, identity, meanings of work, changes in career patterns, changing professional occupations
  • Employee health and wellbeing; improving gender equalities, preventing bullying and enhancing dignity and respect, quality of work life

Societal and Environmental Issues

  • Citizenship, responsibility and sustainability: implications for organisations, management, employment practices, industry
  • Employee voice and participation in MNCs: advancement of mutual benefits and joint responsibilities for sustainable business and fair labour practices.

Find out more:

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/sbe/study/phd/

Entry requirements:

At least a 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) with a preference for a UK Masters degree (with average programme mark of no less than 65%) or International equivalent. English Language requirement of IELTS band 7.0 or above with not less than 7.0 in each component.

Funding information:

The studentship provides a minimum tax free stipend of £15,609 per annum for the duration of the studentship plus tuition fees at the UK rate. International (including EU) students may apply however the total value of the studentship will be used to cover the cost of the International tuition fee.

Please note that studentships will be awarded on a competitive basis to applicants who have applied within the School. Funding decisions will not be confirmed until early 2022.

Contact details:

Name: Tracey Preston

Email address: sbe.research@lboro.ac.uk

Telephone number: +44 (0)1509 228276 

How to apply:

  1. Identify a research priority area and potential supervisor(s) from the list above
  2. Put together your research proposal. You can find guidance here: https://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/research-degrees/create-research-proposal/
  3. Share you research proposal with the identified supervisor(s) and confirm they are willing to be named in support of your application. You are also encouraged to ask for feedback to develop your research proposal.
  4. Submit your formal application online at: https://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/research-applications/

Under programme name, select Business School. Please upload with your application a research proposal, copies of your transcripts/certificates, English Language certificate and two academic references.

Please quote reference number: SBE-WO

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