Research course

Work, Employment and Globalisation

Cardiff University · Cardiff School of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Candidates for MPhil and PhD programmes should have a good first degree (2:1 and above) and/or a Masters degree. Candidates who do not have a Masters degree in social science research methods (SSRM) may be required to undertake some or all of the SSRM programme on the advice of their prospective supervisors or because it is part of their doctoral programme. Work experience will also be taken into consideration when assessing applications Applicants for whom English is not their first language must demonstrate their proficiency before undertaking doctoral study. A score of band 7.0 on IELTS is required where English is not a first language, or for those who have not had a substantial part of their education taught in the English Language.

Months of entry

January, October

Course content

The School of Social Sciences is a leading international centre for research on education and the future of work. A major strength of our research is its outstanding scholarship across established boundaries between social science subjects including sociology, education, social policy, politics, industrial relations, management studies and economics. As experts in this field we are engaged in leading-edge research, contributing new theoretical insights and setting public agendas that challenge much of the accepted wisdom about education, skills and the knowledge economy; globalisation, work and the labour market; and the future of capitalism, political economy and social movements.

Research training is a strong feature of our Social Sciences PhD Programme. Postgraduate researchers usually complete an MSc in Social Science Research Methods (or equivalent) prior to registration for their PhD. For DTC/ESRC funded students this is mandatory.

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Information for international students

International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
60 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Ms Corinda Perkins
+44 (0)29 2087 4972
+44 (0)29 2087 4175