Learning and assessment
Assessment strategies include individual papers, individual projects and reflective essays.
The development of the doctoral thesis will be guided by two supervisors and the assessment includes Viva Voce.
Our research students are based at the Emm Lane campus which has everything you need for high-level study and research, including:
- dedicated office space
- integrated Law and Management library
- IT resources
- social spaces, including a postgraduate common room
The Law Library has dedicated support from our Law Librarian, who will be able to provide you with an answer to any question imaginable related to the use of legal databases, OSCOLA referencing or finding a book in the library.
As well as offering access to key textbooks and other materials in hard copy, the Law Library also subscribes to three of the key legal databases:
- Lexis Library
- Hein Online
You will therefore have 24-hour electronic access, on and off campus, to the majority of material you require to successfully complete your programme.
The Library includes self-issue and self-return facilities, photocopiers and printers, areas for silent study and social learning, and wireless access throughout the building. There is an Information Desk, a special computer laptop bar, and areas for social learning in the upper Atrium on Level 1. The building incorporates full disability access.
Support for you personally and in your programme of study is provided both by the University and the PhD programme team.
We are a small, dedicated and friendly law school, allowing our academic and support staff to get to know students personally and offer individual support and teaching.
We make sure that your time with us is as rewarding as possible and we will do everything we can to help you reach your potential.
You will be allocated a personal tutor who is someone with whom you will be able to talk about any academic or personal concerns.
Colleagues responsible for the administration of the PhD are available to help you with day-to-day queries about the programme.
The programme team is committed to continuous improvement of the PhD programme.
Student feedback plays a critical part in the monitoring, review and improvement of the programme.
Research-active staff undertake world leading research addressing management and organisational issues.
In the 2014 Research Assessment Framework, 65% of our research was judged internationally recognised or world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour.
Almost 90% of our research demonstrated considerable impact on business practice and policy.