• September 25, 2023
  • Full Scholarship
  • UK

Southampton Business School has an ambitious, quality-driven strategy for growth. To enable world-leading research and generate knowledge that is recognized in the global academic community, they’re awarding full Ph.D. studentships to outstanding candidates.

The Centre for Research on Work and Organisations is a hub for research-active staff from the Department of Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour at Southampton Business School to respond critically to academic, policy, and practitioner debates around a broad range of work- and organizations-related issues.

The Centre’s members are from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds and research interests.  These include:

  • Organisational theory and behaviour
  • Gender and organisation studies
  • Leadership
  • Human resource management
  • Economics
  • Economic development
  • Psychology
  • Sustainability and corporate social responsibility
  • Ethics and accountability
  • Sociology
  • Strategic leadership and corporate governance
  • Employee ethics and religions
  • Meaningful work
  • Future of work and inequalities
  • Careers and skills
  • Digital media, technologies and people
  • Entrepreneurship, independent professionals and self-employment
  • Individual and organisational responses to hardship
  • Labour market institutions and workplace trade unions
  • New ways of working
  • Power in technological change programmes
  • Work/non-work interface
  • Work quality and well-being
  • Organisational culture

The Centre has five main objectives:

  • To stimulate research discussions and knowledge exchange.
  • To engage in both theoretical and empirical research, and publish it in relevant, reputable, and high-quality outlets.
  • To engage in research that can have an impact on individuals, policymakers, organisations, and societies.
  • To receive funding for its members’ research through research councils and other funders, as well as through collaborations with business and professional bodies.
  • To provide a knowledge foundation for research-informed teaching.

Southampton Business School develops future leaders to transform business and society for the better. Our researchers are at the forefront of leadership and management, data analytics, and sustainable enterprise and entrepreneurship.

Southampton Business School attracts inspiring educators and researchers from the fields of management and leadership, design and digital marketing, healthcare and engineering. Innovation, entrepreneurship and business partnerships are at the heart of our activities. We collaborate with many of the world’s leading companies, from Microsoft to JP Morgan, and local small and medium-sized enterprises. We’re guided by an advisory board of entrepreneurs, small business owners, and business leaders from around the world.





  • Tuition fees will be covered by the program
  • A stipend (living allowance) of £17,668 tax-free per year for up to 3 years



  • A strong research proposal
  • A 2:1 undergraduate honors degree in a relevant subject
  • A master of science at merit level in a relevant subject
    You must also give a satisfactory interview.

Note: If English is not the applicant’s first language, they’ll need an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum level of 7.0 with a 6.5 in writing, reading, speaking, and listening.


Eligible Regions: Open for All

Application Process

  • An online account has to be created at https://student-selfservice.soton.ac.uk/BNNRPROD/bwskalog.P_DispLoginNon?cpbl=%2FBNNRPROD%2Fbzsksrch.P_Search for starting the application
  • After creating an account, the application has to be completed online
  • Applicants have to find a suitable program at https://student-selfservice.soton.ac.uk/BNNRPROD/bzsksrch.P_Search
  • Applicants need to:
    • choose program type (Research), 2023/24, Faculty of Social Sciences
    • choose Ph.D. in Business Studies and Management (Full time)
    • add the name of the supervisor, Dr. Michalis Veliziotis, in section 2
    • indicate the specific subject area you’re applying for in the funding section


Application Deadline: January 31, 2023

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