The course

Delivery type
Day
Duration
3 years (full-time)
Intake date
September
Location
Dubai

Contact

Overview

The PhD programme in the School of Social Sciences offers unique opportunities for students in the region to research issues of relevance to the Islamic and Arab world as well as globally.

For instance, the programme offers opportunities for research in areas such as Islamic business, international human resource management, cross-cultural management, equality and diversity, emiratisation and other nationalisation policies, marketing, sustainability, accounting, finance and corporate governance.

Accreditation

The Dubai Campus is accredited by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) and fully licensed to teach its degrees in Dubai.  All graduates receive a British degree that is accredited by Royal Charter in the UK.

Detailed course information

Course content

Research topics for PhD supervision

Management

  • International Human Resource Management 
  • Human Resource Management policies and practices in local and multinational organisations
  • Expatriate staff in organisations (experiences, organisational strategies, etc.)
  • Diversity/Equality in organisations
  • Emiratisation, Qatarisation (and any other nationalisation/localisation) policies
  • Critical management, comparative management and Islamic management. Cross cultural management
  • Electronic HRM (specifically internet recruitment)
  • Small and Medium size enterprises (SMEs) and Entrepreneurship development
  • Female Entrepreneurs
  • Employer branding
  • Sustainability
  • Non-genuine branded goods (from a marketing perspective)
  • Customer relationship management (CRM; Relationship Marketing; Trust, commitment and quality in customer, business and marketing channel relationships (especially in a financial services context); Marketing Channel Management. Ethical and environmental dimensions of Consumer behaviour and marketing practice.)
  • Digital marketing, social media, consumer behaviour online

Accounting, Banking, Finance areas

  • Corporate governance and corporate finance
  • Corporate governance and regulatory reforms in emerging economies
  • Risk management and efficiency in the banking sector
  • Islamic banking and finance
  • Corporate social and environmental responsibilities
  • Carbon disclosures and biodiversity
  • Financial Reporting and Corporate Disclosure
  • Risk Disclosure
  • Investor Relations
  • Management Accounting
  • International Accounting
  • Corporate Governance and Ethics
  • Accounting education and ethics
  • Socio-economic perspectives on accounting

Entry requirements

  • Interested applicants should complete the online application form, making clear on the form that you are applying to study at the Dubai Campus.
  • If you have any questions about the application process, contact Harry John (h.john@hw.ac.uk) Postgraduate Admissions Officer.

Supporting documents

Applicants interested in our PhD opportunities need to submit the following:

  • Copies of full academic transcripts from all previous academic degree courses and copies of certificates for degrees already awarded.
  • Confirmation of funding source and/or confirmation of sponsorship/sufficient funds to pursue studies.
  • A detailed research proposal.

English language requirements

Fees

  • AED 75600*

* All tuition fees inclusive of VAT

Scholarships and bursaries

See our range of degree entry, undergraduate, postgraduate taught and PhD scholarships and discounts.