Queen's University Belfast


Queen's University Belfast
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Typology PhD
Location Belfast city (Northern Ireland)
Start Different dates available
  • PhD
  • Belfast city (Northern Ireland)
  • Start:
    Different dates available

The management group is an energetic and enterprising research cluster that continuously strives for excellence in both its teaching and its scholarship. The group's research strengths range from entrepreneurship to human resource management, and from marketing to public sector management. Aside from gaining close research advice and direction from their supervisors and other academics in the group, research students benefit from attending courses and tailor-made reading groups to complete their background preparation in business and management sciences. Queen's Management School prides itself on research-led teaching and offers its research students experience as teaching assistants in a variety of undergraduate courses. Students regularly attend the School's various seminar series, which attract leading academics from around the world. Students also present their work at these events, gaining invaluable advice and preparation for the academic job market. RESEARCH STRENGTHS The group's research theme is studied from different perspectives and disciplines across four substantive fields: ENTREPRENEURSHIP, INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY This group is currently focused on the analysis of entrepreneurial finance (venture capital, business angels, private equity), the dynamics of innovation processes in small firms, innovation, organisational change and development, regional migration flows and demographic change, clusters, inter-firm relations, and business development and the relationship between entrepreneurial business development and regional economic development and policy. HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND WORKPLACE CHANGE This group explores the nature and origins of successful workplace performance. Research covers a range of topics, including social partnership and wage determination, financial systems and workplace innovations, new forms of employment dispute...

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Belfast City (County Antrim)
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University Road, BT7 1NN


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· Requirements

A research degree offers you the opportunity to develop your research skills and prove yourself as a researcher. Queen's is committed to the enhancement of research training and teaching and offers postgraduate research opportunities across all fields of study. The following postgraduate research study routes for this subject area are: DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD) MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY (MPhil) ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS Normally a UK 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) and a UK Masters...

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What you'll learn on the course

Resource Management
Business Development
Business and Management

Course programme

Special Features


In its analysis of the REF 2014 results, the Chartered Association of Business Schools positioned Queen's Management School at 9th place out of 101 UK business and management schools in its ranking by research intensity, 13th place when controlling for the size of the faculty and 12th place in its overall sum of rankings measure.

Staff members are published in top-ranked academic journals, regularly attract competitive research funding, act as journal editors and sit on the editorial advisory boards of journals.

The School has a proven track-record of placing its PhD graduates in tenure-track research and teaching posts at top universities in the UK and elsewhere.


At any one time the School can have up to 60 students undertaking a PhD.


Great effort is made to provide graduate students with the research competencies to undertake innovative and scholarly work in their chosen fields.

Students participate actively in the research seminars of the School and University, attend conferences and participate in external academic networks.

Teaching opportunities are commonly made available for doctoral researchers to provide further experience and learning so as to best prepare students for a career in leading higher education institutes.


PhD students are based in shared offices in Riddel Hall, a listed building which has recently been refurbished to house the School and which provides students with state-of-the-art facilities in a truly remarkable setting.


Queen's Management School's PhD programmes can either be self-funded or funded through various bursaries and scholarships, which will be advertised on the School website.

Additional information

Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally. Find out more

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