Doctorate in Social Science (HRM)



4-6 years


03 August 2019


Distance Learning


Full Fee: £23,855
(+VAT, if applicable)

The aim of this doctorate degree programme is to provide complete mastery over the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary during conduct of professional social science related activities at the highest levels.

It provides a structured taught component on which to build a research thesis.

Using specifically designed materials, students will gain a thorough grasp of the theoretical foundations of the profession.

The programme will cover advanced theory from a number of different social science disciplines, e.g. sociology of work and employment; sociology of education; human resource management; human resource development; education, training and learning.

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Doctoral students will gain knowledge of the range of research techniques available for enhancing professional knowledge and the ability to utilise appropriate research techniques to produce research of publishable quality.

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We will require evidence of a relevant Masters degree, preferably at distinction level, together with a detailed outline of your initial research proposal. The validity and quality of the proposal will be of crucial significance in determining eligibility for entry.

Applicants will be invited for an interview (via Skype, telephone or face-to-face) before an offer can be made.

Applicants must meet the English language requirements. Unless you are a national of an English speaking country and/or have completed secondary or tertiary education where the medium of instruction was English, you will be required to provide evidence of your English language ability.

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Career Path

Lecturing at university level and consultancy are obvious alternative career paths for those not wishing to pursue their current careers.


  • Researcher in social sciences

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