You begin with a preparatory year, where you undertake a Masters to equip you with the business knowledge and research skills needed to begin PhD study in year two.
This programme attracts students from a variety of backgrounds and nationalities, with wide ranging social science research interests. Our current students range from recent graduates from a variety of disciplines to experienced practitioners, professionals and policy makers, exploring areas such as sustainability management in Brazil, social enterprise in African mining communities and the architecture and culture of the City of London.
They provide a highly flexible and supportive PhD experience, where your supervisors develop your professional skills and research expertise in your chosen area. The Centre for Work, Organisation and Society, organises regular events, which provide you with access to academic and industry expertise, as well as the opportunity to network with scholars from around the world.
You can choose to study on a full-time or part-time basis, allowing considerable flexibility, and we also offer an Mphil and a Masters by dissertation in this subject area.
Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Privy Council, University of Essex is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Essex offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.
You can apply until:
Make sure you verify exact dates on the programme website.
You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
You can tailor your work to a profession or sector of your choice and may choose to pursue research in one of the following areas:
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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They normally require a good Masters degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline. You must also submit a well-developed research proposal as part of your application.
If you don’t have a Masters, our four-year integrated PhD (or 1+3), allows you to spend your first year studying at Masters level in order to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to start your independent research in year two. This option is not available to all programmes, so please contact us for more information.
You may be required to attend an interview/Skype interview and acceptance onto our programmes is subject to research expertise in our department.
If English is not your first language, you must meet IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
For up-to-date information on funding opportunities at Essex, please visit: www.essex.ac.uk/studentfinance.
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