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University of Portsmouth, PhD, Strategy and Business Systems

 United Kingdom


Study mode Start date Duration
Part-time Sep, Feb years: 6
Full-time Sep, Feb years: 3
The main task of a research student is independent research of the chosen topic, working closely with a director of studies who guides and advises throughout the period of research; at the end of the period of study, the results of the research are embodied in a thesis, which is examined at a viva voce examination when a candidate is required to defend his or her thesis; supervision is available for research areas including: corporate strategy; management problems of small businesses; corporate management in service industries; training and development; organisation communication; organisation behaviour; and innovation and the management of technology.

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The University offers superb facilities in a vibrant waterfront location in the City of Portsmouth, with many shops, pubs, bars and restaurants around. Portsmouth has good road and rail links to other major cities. Just 90 minutes by direct train from the centre of London, Portsmouth is also within easy reach of Heathrow, Gatwick and Southampton airports. As a busy ferry port, it is a gateway to the continent with regular sailings to France and Spain.