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PhD in Employment Research

Standard Duration: Full-time: 3-4 years, Part-time: up to 7 years

Min. entry requirements: 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) and a postgraduate qualification in the social sciences. Previous studies should have included training in social science methodology.

English Language: IELTS 7, Band B

The IER’s doctoral programme aims to train social science researchers who can develop and deploy theory effectively, appreciate the relative merits of different methodological approaches, choose appropriate empirical methods, manage their time well and other research resources, and have a wider understanding of the research process (including dissemination, funding, relationships with sponsors, and different organisational models for research).

Areas for PhD supervision include:

The IER research team brings together a breadth of research and labour market expertise from a variety of disciplines. We would be interested in supervising research students in: employer behaviour; globalisation and labour markets; human resources in local and regional development; labour market assessment and forecasting; careers; apprenticeships, work based learning and training; green skills and sustainable jobs; the graduate labour market; gender and the labour market; socio-economic and demographic change and the labour market; job quality and innovation; and welfare and public policy.

We also offer a joint PhD in Employment Research with our partner institution Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. For more information visit www.warwick.ac.uk/monashjointphds

Application Fact File

Entry Requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) and a postgraduate qualification in the social sciences. Previous studies should have included training in social science methodology.

English Language Requirements

Band B, IELTS 7.0

Application

Applications are welcomed throughout the year. All applications should be made online at www.warwick.ac.uk/go/pgapply

Tuition Fees
(2016/17 rates)

Home/EU:
Full-time £4,109, Part-time £2,465

Overseas (band 1):
Full-time £15,460, Part-time £9,276

Overseas (band 2):
Full-time £19,740, Part-time £11,844

Please note: These are the standard course fees. Check the fees page for a list of courses with non-standard fees.

Funding

Details of funding opportunities can be found on the Graduate School website.