Key Facts

Subject area: Management
Programme: PhD / MPhil
Duration: PhD – 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
MPhil – 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Starting Date: Any time of the year
Entry Requirements: See here
International entry requirements We accept a range of qualifications from other institutions.
Standard English Language requirements apply. Details here.

Management undertakes critical inquiry into a number of themes within management including: Culture and organisation, Ethnographic Research, Gender, organisations and work, Philosophical and Methodological Inquiry, consumption and regulation and Markets.

Work under the theme of Management, Organisation and Workplace Relations includes analyses of post-industrial and knowledge-driven service work; ‘corporate culturism’ – power and identity; management innovations; organizational transformation and change; and poststructural examinations of ‘emotional’ or ‘aesthetic labour’. Work on Gender includes: masculinity at work in organizations; gender identities in organisations and institutions; and gender and consumption. Work on consumption and markets include: analyses of the changing nature of consumption; consumption, culture and knowledge production; and critical analyses of rationality in accounting regulations, economics, and public sector organizations. Philosophical and methodological inquiry concerns: the ontology and epistemology of social institutions; deconstructionist and reflexive methodologies; and ethnographic research.

  • Culture and organisation
  • Ethnographic Research
  • Gender, organisations and work
  • Philosophical and Methodological Inquiry consumption
  • Regulation and Markets

All candidates must provide a statement as to how the proposed research fits within the research interests of the staff at Keele. This must be provided before applications are considered.

Contact Details

Administrator Helen Farrell
Tel : (+44) 01782 733641
E-Mail : socialsciences.phd@keele.ac.uk