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Institute for Employment Research (IER)

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


PhD in Employment Research


Full-time: 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 Requirements

IELTS 7.0, Band B


University of Warwick

Course fees - full-time

Home/EU: £4,270

Overseas: £17,050

Course fees - part-time

Home/EU: £2,562

Overseas: £10,230