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Interested in Applying?

If you would like an indication of whether we would welcome an application in your particular area of research, you should send your CV and an outline Research Proposal using the IER Guidelines for the preparation of a PhD Research Proposal to the IER Director of Graduate Studies Dr Clare Lyonette ierphd at warwick dot ac dot uk, mentioning any potential IER supervisors that you have identified . The proposal should be sufficiently developed to indicate your knowledge of the topic and your specific area of interest.
If we are able to identify a potential supervisor within the IER for your proposed research topic we will then ask you to submit a formal application via the University’s online application form. Please make sure that you read the guidance and checklist before submitting your form.

Please note that we can only make offers to candidates for the PhD programme who have made a formal application, with relevant supporting documentation.


18 January 2019 for overseas students wishing to apply for an International Chancellor's Scholarship

22 January 2019 for home/EU students wishing to apply for an ESRC Doctoral Studentship throught the Midlands Graduate School DTP

1 July 2019 for overseas students who will need to apply for a Tier 4 visa to allow time for processing the visa application

There is no formal closing date for applications which are not linked to scholarship competitions but applicants should be aware that entry to the PhD in Employment Research is highly competitive and the IER only takes on a small number of PhD students each year.