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Ph.D. On Campus

Survey Methodology

University of Essex

48 months
16230 GBP/year
5360 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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For our PhD Survey Methodology, Essex, University of offer supervision in quantitative survey methodology, particularly: sampling; weighting; non-response; response maximisation techniques; mode effects; data linkage; and measurement error

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We especially welcome those interested in sampling and non-sampling issues using cross-sectional and longitudinal surveys, such as our British Household Panel Survey and Understanding Society. You will be supervised by some of the world’s leading experts in their field.

Studying Survey Methodology at Essex, University of, will open doors to an academic career for you, as well as to a professional life in government departments, international organisations and statistical institutions. 


Several of our PhD students now work at: Department of Economics, University of Chicago, USA; Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Australia; Department of Economics and Public Finance, University of Turin, Italy; Department of Economics, University of Linz, Austria; Centre for Research on Social Dynamics, Bocconi University, Italy; Applied Microeconomics Research Unit, University of Minho, Portugal; and School of Health Administration, Dalhousie University, Canada.

Programme Structure


  • Within our Institute for Social and Economic Research, our students invest time mainly working on their thesis under the supervision of one or two researchers.
  •  Most of the theses in ISER are organised in three main chapters, plus introduction and conclusions. Ideally, you should produce a complete draft of a new main chapter by the end of each academic year.
  • If your chapter is judged of enough good quality, you can progress to the following year. You can decide to structure your thesis differently, if needed, but you should discuss and agree the structure with your supervisor.

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There is no application deadline and we aim to respond to applications within four weeks.


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You will need a good Masters degree, or equivalent, in a related subject.
  • You are also required to submit a well developed research proposal
  • You will normally be required to attend an interview/Skype interview for acceptance, and acceptance is subject to research expertise in the department.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16230 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16230 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    5360 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5360 GBP per year during 48 months.

Part time 

  • Home/UK fee


  • International fee


Living costs for Colchester

660 - 1140 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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