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Data, Information and Knowledge Management - Driving Effective Environmental Management Practices, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 42 months
    Duration
Sustainability is an issue of special concern for business and society, as it is unclear to what extent organisations apply effective environmental management practices. Join the Data, Information and Knowledge Management - Driving Effective Environmental Management Practices programme at Coventry University to learn more.
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Overview

Managers and employees in today’s economy are knowledge-intensive workers working on a data-rich context, whose competences, capacities and capabilities to process data and work together on teams make them unique, allowing an alignment of learning practices and sustainable business growth.  

This Data, Information and Knowledge Management - Driving Effective Environmental Management Practices programme at Coventry University will help students understand how knowledge workers align strategic goals with sustainable business growth. In addition, the project will enable two students to build their research profiles while contributing to a sustained collaboration between UPCT and Coventry University in their efforts to achieve high quality research outputs. The project will allow other researchers from Coventry and Cartagena to collaborate between them and with other scholars.  The project will also be an opportunity to open up opportunities to spend one year in Cartagena and Coventry respectively.

Coventry University has been voted ‘Modern University of the Year’ three times running by The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide. Ranked in the UK’s top 15 (Guardian University Guide), we have a global reputation for high quality teaching and research with impact. Almost two-thirds (61%) of our research was judged ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.

The Centre for Business in Society (CBiS), Coventry University:

The Centre for Business in Society - CBiS - is home for specialist researchers within the Faculty of Business and Law. It includes over thirty specialist researchers, a dedicated research support team, more than 100 PhD researchers, many of the Faculty of Business and Law’s professoriate, staff currently undertaking their sabbaticals and a large designation of Associate Researchers.

Through understanding the impact of organisations’ activities, behaviours and policies, our research seeks to promote responsibility and to change behaviours so as to achieve better outcomes for economies and societies.

CBiS’s research groups are examining aspects of sustainability and ethical consumption in the circular economy, as well as investigating new models and policies in economic development to reflect changing societal values and realigned public spending.

Emerging business impacts on society have led to new research teams exploring the economic and social impact of financialisation at the national, organisational and individual level; behavioural change interventions to enhance societal well-being; and the impact of the digital economy in terms of data innovation and strategy, data protection and privacy.

The CBiS mantra is to explore the impact of business on society and in recent years the digital economy and the financial crash present two of the most powerful areas of such impact.

The Technical University of Cartagena (UPCT):

UPCT is the ideal place to combine study and leisure. This University acts as the gateway to the Murcia Region in which the SME sector is crucially important in exploiting the modernised regional infrastructure. UPCT has strong expertise in working with SMEs and in developing and managing ICT initiatives. Its participation in this network offers the region the opportunity to learn about new possibilities to exploit its infrastructure, knowledge and skills. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 42 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Benefits

  • Our research strategy is underpinned by a £250m investment in research and facilities
  • Dedicated Doctoral College and Centre for Research Capability Development deliver high quality professional support for researchers, from PhD to Professor
  • Free training: research career planning, managing your doctorate, research communication skills, research ethics, research impact, research integrity, research methods and research supervision
  • Coventry is a member of the Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA), the largest multi-partner and only nationwide doctoral training initiative of its kind.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    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

  • A minimum of a 2:1 first degree in a relevant discipline/subject area with a minimum 60% mark in the Project element or equivalent with  a minimum 60% overall module average.
  • In the event of a first degree classification of less than 2:1, a Masters Degree in a relevant subject area will be considered as an equivalent. The Masters must have been attained with overall marks at minimum merit level (60%). In addition, the dissertation or equivalent element in the Masters must also have been attained with a mark at minimum merit level (60%).
  • Applicants who have UKVI IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 6.0 in all components may be eligible to enrol on a Pre-sessional English (PSE) programme.

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 GBP per year and a duration of 42 months.
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Living costs for Coventry

  • 656 - 1060 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Funding will be provided by CU and UPCT as follows:

  •  Yearly stipend provided by CU for the CU-recruited candidate will match UKRI-set levels (approx. min. £15009)
  • CU fees (UK/EU rates) will be waived for the candidate
  • UPCT fees will be waived for the candidate

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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