Institute of International Management MPhil, PhD

Department(s):
Institute for International Management
Entry requirements:
2:1 +
Full-time:
3 years (PhD), 2 years (MPhil)
Part-time:
6 years (PhD), 4 years (MPhil)
Start date:
January, April, July, October 2018
UK/EU fees:
TBC
International fees:
£16,400
Location:
London

Achievements

New for 2018

£644K

ESRC Research Award 2016-19

Overview

The Institute for International Management is actively engaged in international research projects concerning the globalisation of economic activity and the implications for patterns of work and governance. The institute aims to develop expertise in a range of emerging market economies over the next few years.

You will be supported to make original discoveries, and will utilise applied research and ideas to benefit local and international communities. As a PhD student with the Institute for International Management, you will become part of a vibrant, interdisciplinary research community, and will benefit from high-quality research training delivered by our world-class academics.

London is one of the world’s leading hubs for global business and trade, is the ideal location for students to expand their knowledge, expertise and networks. Loughborough University London is surrounded by key influencers and innovators in business, and is just a short journey from Canary Wharf, London Bridge and Liverpool Street.

Our facilities

Our PhD students are supported to make original discoveries, and use applied research and sociocultural, innovative ideas to benefit local and international communities.

As a PhD student with us, you will become part of a vibrant, interdisciplinary research community, and will benefit from high-quality research training delivered by our world-class academics. You will be provided with:

  • Supervisors who are available to provide academic and pastoral support when required
  • 24-hour access to a dedicated research hub on campus, complete with hot desks, meeting rooms and a fully equipped kitchen and dining area
  • 24 hour access to our stunning library, with over 5,000 print items, as well as 1.2 million e-books, journals and research papers on request
  • Access to 602,000 print items from Loughborough’s Pilkington Library, which can be delivered to the campus free of change
  • Inter-library loan funding
  • Free printing and photocopying
  • Access to over 150 laptops for use on campus, including Apple MacBook Pros and Toshiba Portégé ultrabooks
  • High-powered CAD computers
  • A wide format printer suitable for high-quality poster printing
  • A 3D printer, with full training available if required

Who should apply

If you are interested in globalisation and the contemporary changes in the world economy, or the rise in economic and political power of the BRIC countries and other emerging market economies, a PhD with the Institute for International Management could be for you.

Entry requirements

An honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification. Applications from students with an MSc or MRes in a relevant area are preferred.

IELTS: overall 6.5, with minimum 6.0 in each component

Research areas

Current research within the Institute for International Management includes:

  • International and comparative employment relations
  • Multinational companies (MNCs) and ‘Global Actors’
  • The management of international workforces
  • Employment Practice in MNCs
  • The role of Human Resources, including policies and practices
  • International Mergers and Acquisitions,
  • Employment practices and relations
  • Institutional Changes and Trajectories of Socioeconomic Development Models

Your personal and professional development

Support from your supervisor

As a PhD student with the Institute for International Management, you will become part of a vibrant, interdisciplinary research community, and will benefit from high-quality research training delivered by our world-class academics. You will be supported to make original discoveries, and will utilise applied research and ideas to benefit local and international communities.

Skills and experience

By undertaking research with the Institute for International Management, you will develop a range of new skills through creative thinking, analytical reasoning and real-life problem solving. Presenting at research conferences and events will also enable you to improve your speaking and networking skills, and could provide you with new opportunities to travel overseas.

Future career prospects

Graduating with a PhD in International Management will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to enter into a wide range of business, management, policy and trade positions.

Typical employers may include, but are not limited to: banks; global manufacturers; consulting firms; international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs); government offices; foreign policymakers and airline companies. If you wish to enter into an academic career, you will be guided and supported by academic colleagues from the Institute, and given opportunities to lead seminars and teaching where possible.

Fees and funding

UK/EU:
TBC
International:
£16,400

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. Special arrangements are made for payments by part-time students.

Who you'll be working with

Professor Tony Edwards is the Director of the Institute, and is a globally-recognised Professor of International Management. Originally from King’s College London, Tony's research centres on the areas of international and comparative employment relations, focusing on multinational companies (MNCs). Tony has shed light on new phenomena and extended the understanding of others in this area, including the ways in which MNCs simultaneously integrate and differentiate the management of their international workforces, employees’ experiences of work in firms that have expanded through international acquisitions and the process of ‘reverse diffusion’ in multinationals.

Dr. Gerhard Schnyder is a Reader in International Management and can provide expertise and guidance on the interplay between legal-institutional and political factors, as well as firm-level corporate governance practices and strategies. His current research also touches on the role of liberal and non-liberal ideas and theories on processes of institutional and regulatory change in national business systems.

How to apply

All applications for research opportunities are made online. We strongly recommend contacting the department in advance of submitting an application to discuss your ideas.

Applications for research should indicate the Institute within which you would like to conduct your PhD and preferably the member(s) of staff whose research area is of most interest to you. A brief research proposal should be included in your application.

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