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Oxford DPhil Programme in Management Studies

Oxford DPhil Programme in Management Studies

Doctoral resources

Conference and research funding

All DPhil students are entitled to a fixed sum of money for the duration of their programme of study, to fund conference attendance when presenting papers and other related research activities. Research activities normally comprise of travel, food, and conference fees.

Researcher's rooms

We have designated doctoral researchers’ offices. These provides daily access to desk space, computers and printing facilities. You are also entitled to use general provisions in the lower and upper Sainsbury's library reading rooms.

Professional development 

Developing and practising teaching skills

We offer doctoral students teaching opportunities at undergraduate and masters level. Teaching opportunities are available in the areas of finance, marketing, organisational behaviour and strategy, entrepreneurship and international business. The School together with the Department of Educational Studies runs a DPhil Teaching Day each term which provides insight into teaching strategies, marking, giving feedback and requires you to put together a portfolio of work that can lead to a professional qualification. There may also be opportunities to undertake tutorial teaching in colleges.

Postgraduate careers resources

Oxford research students have access to a postgraduate careers intranet, a substantial information resource that includes job vacancy databases, a virtual careers library, self-assessment tools and an interactive programme of careers events designed specifically to assist with career management. OUr Careers Service provides a wide range of activities including:

  • Skills development workshops in areas such as networking and self-assessment

  • International job search support, including CV writing, work authorisation, and interview practice

  • Panel discussions with experts from specific sectors such as healthcare, pharmaceuticals, energy, consumer and luxury goods, and hi-tech

  • Recruitment fairs, including the annual Oxford and Cambridge

  • Recruitment Fair, hosted for all postgraduate business students and attracting employers from a diverse range of sectors

  • Employer 'on campus' recruitment presentations.

Our Careers Service has close links to the Oxford University Careers Service one of the best endowed and most comprehensive careers centres in the world, which has a long tradition of working relationships with employers of all kinds. Students are encouraged to make use of both facilities.


Our Library and Information Services comprise the two-floor state-of-the-art Sainsbury Library and the award-winning Virtual Library, an electronic gateway to a wealth of business information. The Sainsbury Library’s lower floor contains the library and IT helpdesk, a short loan collection, a rolling stack, an informal seating area and over 40 study desks. The upper reading room, with its distinctive vaulted ceiling and impressive views, is intended for quiet research and holds 90 fully-networked study desks.

Social science library

The Social Science Library houses teaching and first-level research collections resulting from almost a century of recommendations and close contacts with Oxford's social science academics. The library also houses Oxford's post-1990 legal deposit intake for core social science subjects. Additional materials may be requested at this library from Bodleian and Radcliffe Science Library bookstacks. Around 200,000 books and 1,000 current serials are held on open-shelves and can be found by searching the library's online catalogue.

College libraries

College libraries have generous lending limits and many will buy your requested books. Many are open around the clock. The librarian can help you find what you need in college or elsewhere in the University.

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