Ph.D. On Campus

Management and Languages

Heriot-Watt University Dubai

36 months
19630 EUR/year
19630 EUR/year
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The Management and Languages programme from Heriot-Watt University Dubai offers unique opportunities for students in the region to research issues of relevance to the Islamic and Arab world as well as globally.


Educational Opportunity

For instance, the Management and Languages programme from Heriot-Watt University Dubai offers opportunities for research in areas such as Islamic business, international human resource management, cross-cultural management, equality and diversity, emiratisation and other nationalisation policies, marketing, sustainability, accounting, finance and corporate governance.


The Dubai Campus is accredited by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) and fully licensed to teach its degrees in Dubai.  All graduates receive a British degree that is accredited by Royal Charter in the UK.

Programme Structure

Research topics for PhD supervision

  • International Human Resource Management 
  • Human Resource Management policies and practices in local and multinational organisations
  • Expatriate staff in organisations (experiences, organisational strategies, etc.)
  • Diversity/Equality in organisations
  • Emiratisation, Qatarisation (and any other nationalisation/localisation) policies
  • Critical management, comparative management and Islamic management. Cross cultural management
  • Electronic HRM (specifically internet recruitment)
  • Small and Medium size enterprises (SMEs) and Entrepreneurship development
  • Female Entrepreneurs

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Interested applicants should complete the online application form, making clear on the form that you are applying to study at the Dubai Campus.
Applicants interested in our PhD opportunities need to submit the following:
  • Copies of full academic transcripts from all previous academic degree courses and copies of certificates for degrees already awarded.
  • Confirmation of funding source and/or confirmation of sponsorship/sufficient funds to pursue studies.
  • A detailed research proposal.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    19630 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19630 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • National

    19630 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19630 EUR per year during 36 months.

AED 81900 per year

Living costs for Dubai

5300 - 9200 AED /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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