A Doctor of Philosophy is a high-level degree often pursued after a postgraduate degree, such as a master’s. You can study a variety of topics within the humanities, sciences, arts, mathematics and engineering. The average PhD takes five to six years to finish.
What is a PhD in Employment Relations? Employment relations can focus on resolution strategies for workplace issues and the proper use of personnel resources. A PhD program may be designed to give you an overview of complex labor relations and human resource issues. Most PhD programs integrate research and coursework. Some universities may have required courses you need to take, such as human resources theory, research methods and processes, applied research seminars, topics in industrial relations and human resources, and methods and research in organizational behavior in industrial relations.
Earning a PhD in Employment Relations can lead to more job opportunities and the potential for a higher salary. You may notice an increase in your written and oral communication skills, which can make it easier to succeed as a professional.
The cost of a PhD is not the same at every university. In fact, some institutions might offer tuition reimbursement programs for those pursuing a doctoral degree, but not all do. You should contact the school you want to attend to get an estimate on the tuition.
A PhD in Employment Relations can lead to a variety of jobs. You can go on to become an executive director of human resources, senior employment relations consultant, employee relations research developer and senior researcher. However, you may have other opportunities as well. The exact job you qualify for depends on your previous work experience. Many people with a PhD go on to become professors at universities.
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SMLR's Ph.D. program in Industrial Relations and Human Resources (IRHR) is an interdisciplinary program that qualifies students for employment as college or university fa
SMLR's Ph.D. program in Industrial Relations and Human Resources (IRHR) is an interdisciplinary program that qualifies students for employment as college or university faculty or research positions. The IRHR program is designed for people who want to:
Study the world of work in our dynamic global economy, including how employment relationships affect organizations, workers, and society
Work with leading scholars who are nationally and internationally recognized experts in a broad range of topics in industrial relations and human resources
Become leading scholars. Students learn how to design, conduct, and publish rigorous research in scholarly journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Industrial Relations, and Journal of Applied Psychology, among others.
Develop teaching skills by working as teaching assistants and teaching their own courses.
Learning Goals for Students
Attain marked ability, scholarship, research and leadership skills in industrial relations and human resources
Engage in and conduct original research
Prepare to be professionals in careers that require training at the highest levels in the social sciences that address issues related to industrial relations and human resources
Governance and Admission
The programme develops the intellectual and professional skills of the student. A qualifying student should show evidence of independent and original scientific work in t
The programme develops the intellectual and professional skills of the student. A qualifying student should show evidence of independent and original scientific work in the thesis. The thesis would constitute a distinctive contribution to the knowledge of, and insight into, the subject discipline as well as the field of research. Qualifying students should also display competence in the application of related research methodology and the proper written and/or oral communication of the research process and findings. Students should also be able to reflect on their research findings.
An appropriate Master’s Degree Qualification on NQF Level 8 or 9 in Employment Relations, Labour Law or a related discipline and evidence of a full or mini-research component at Master’s Degree level, as well as the completion of a research methodology module at Honours and/or Master’s Degree level with an average pass mark of 65% at Master’s Degree level. Three to five years relevant industry/work experience. Student number constraints necessitate a selection process consisting of a full day assessment center and psychometric assessments. A module in Research Methodology at Master’s Degree level is essential....