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PhD in Employment Research

Areas for PhD supervision: 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;
  • welfare and public policy.

For more information on individual researchers, see:

We also offer a joint PhD in Employment Research with our partner institution Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. For more information visit

Essential Information

Full-time: 3-4 years
Part-time: 7 years

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:

Location of Study:
The University of Warwick
Students may need to carry out fieldwork off-site, depending on the research topic.

Course fees:

MPhil / PhD

Full time:
Home/EU: £4,191 per year (estimated)
Overseas: £16,230 per year (estimated)

Part time:
Home/EU: £2,515 per year (estimated)
Overseas: £9,738 per year (estimated)

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Application Information

This information is applicable for 2017 entry.