Find out more about the learning outcomes for the PhD in Management, and the training and development courses available to you as a student.

Learning outcomes

By successfully completing our PhD in Management, you will be able to:

  • Pursue original research, making a significant contribution to knowledge in, or understanding of, your field of study
  • Relate particular research projects to the general body of knowledge within your field
  • Present the results of your research in a critical and scholarly way
  • Produce material worthy of publication

Training and development

Our PhD in Management students work closely with their supervisory team, and are offered top-level training opportunities throughout their studies.

Research towards a doctorate is underpinned and supported by our doctoral training programme. A large number of seminars and workshops delivered by eminent experts from around the world will be available throughout the year, providing ample opportunity for advanced learning and networking.

Depending on your area of research and topic, you will also undertake 60–80 credits worth of taught courses during your first year to build your research skills and the knowledge required for your area of study.

You will be guided by your supervisors and the Research Support Office on which courses are most appropriate, and how to join.


Course Code Course Name Semester Credits
CMSE11494 Introduction to Research in Business 1 20
Recommended optional courses
CMSE11442 Supervised Reading: Refining the Proposal 1 or 2 20
BUST11231 Supervised Reading: Literature Review 1 or 2 20
CMSE11443 Supervised Reading: Methods 1 1 or 2 20
CMSE11444 Supervised Reading: Methods 2 1 or 2 20
CMSE11523 Strategy Processes, Practices, and Power 2 20
PGSP11110 Analysing Qualitative Data 2 20
SCIL11009 Core Quantitative Data Analysis 1 and 2 1 20
PGSP11017 Explanation and Understanding in Social and Political Research 2 20
PGSP11321 Intermediate Inferential Statistics: Testing and Modelling 2 20
PGSP11188 Qualitative Methods and Ethnographic Fieldwork 2 20
CMSE11312 Qualitative Research 2 20
PGSP11208 Research Design 2 20
PGSP11016 Research Skills in the Social Sciences: Data Collection 1 20
CMSE11524 Quantitative Methods for Business Scholars 2 20

Full programme details can be found on the University degree programme tables website.

PhD in Management programme table