Ph.D. On Campus

Employment Research

University of Warwick

48 months
26470 GBP/year
4596 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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In this PhD in Employment Research from the University of Warwick you will tackle high quality social science research in employment. Warwick's Institute for Employment Research provides unparalleled teaching at a leading international social science research centre.


As a research-only department within the University of Warwick, the work of the Institute for Employment Research is diverse and interdisciplinary and provides wide-ranging opportunities for prospective doctoral candidates to engage in high quality social science doctoral-level research which is policy-relevant, as well as being academically rigorous.

The PhD in Employment Research from the University of Warwick aims to train independent social science researchers who can develop and deploy theory effectively, assess the relative merits of different methodological approaches, choose appropriate empirical methods, manage well their time and other research resources effectively. 

Being located in a specialist research environment will provide a wider understanding of the research process (including dissemination, funding, relationships with sponsors, and different organisational models for research).

Our extensive research portfolio has meant that we have fostered and maintained links with national and international research centres; UK government departments and agencies; European Commission and other international bodies; local authorities and sectoral organisations, as well as extensive academic networks.

Programme Structure

Research Themes

Areas for PhD supervision and examples of current research interests of the IER's academic researchers include:

  • Job quality
  • Careers guidance and labour market transitions
  • Higher Education and the graduate labour market
  • Gender, ethnicity, age and the labour market
  • Employment relations and employer behaviour
  • Work, welfare and public policy
  • Apprenticeships, work-based learning and training
  • Intersectionality, equity, diversity and inclusion in the labour market
  • Future of work, digitalisation and automation
  • Labour market assessment and forecasting

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 84 months

Start dates & application deadlines


540 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject and a good Master’s degree (or equivalent) in the social sciences. Previous studies should have included training in social science methodology.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26470 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26470 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    4596 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4596 GBP per year during 48 months.

Part Time Fees: 

  • Home £2,758
  • INT £15,882 per year

Living costs for Coventry

656 - 1057 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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