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Work, Employment and Organisation, PhD, MRes

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #296 (QS) Glasgow, United Kingdom
The University of Strathclyde offer opportunities to study for a PhD or DBA over three years (full-time) in Work, Employment and Organisation and an MRes in Business and Management over one year.
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Strathclyde Business School

The University of Strathclyde Business School offers an excellent academic environment where you can pursue your research degree in Work, Employment and Organisation.

While you're studying here as a Business School student, you'll attend the Strathclyde Business School Faculty Research Methodology Programme, at least to Certificate level. If you're studying part-time, you can spread this over two years.

You'll also attend our Annual Away Day for PhD students. This is combined with the Annual Review which is usually held in October/November.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • You can apply for a postgraduate research degree at any point in the year.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      MRes - 1 year

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Full-time students

  • You'll have access to computing, printing, email, and office facilities. You're expected to be in the department on a regular basis. You'll also attend the department's research seminar series as well as other occasional workshops.

Part-time students 

  • You'll have hot desking facilities giving you regular access to the department. As well as attending the Research Methodology Programme and maintaining regular contact with your supervisors, you're encouraged to attend departmental seminars and workshops.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • We look for a first or 2:1 UK Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, from a recognised academic institution, in a social science or related discipline, and/or a relevant Masters degree with distinction.
  • If English is your first language, or your first degree was communicated in English, there is no special requirement.
  • If English isn't your first language, you'll need to have an IELTS score of 6.5.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14650 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4327 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4327 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Rest of UK

  • £4,327

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


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