Research course


Keele University · Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Normally require an honours degree with a first or 2.1 classification, or a masters degree, in a relevant subject.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

Professional research training through devising and implementing a research project, undertaking formal and informal training in subject-specific and transferable skills, and professional development activities.

The Faculty has a strong record of research and publications in financial, public, labour, and environmental economics attracting major funding from the European Union, the ESRC, central and local government and charities.

Department specialisms

For a list of current research strengths for supervising see

Research Excellence Framework (REF) score

Information for international students

IELTs level 6.5. Keele has research students from over 50 different countries. We offer a safe green campus environment Support specifically for international students includes an International Students Support Officer and free English language support.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

All sponsorship opportunities are listed on Prospective applicants are advised to look regularlyto see if there are any opportunities available in your field.
Key sponsors: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Qualification and course duration


full time
24-48 months
part time
48-84 months


full time
12-24 months
part time
24-36 months

Course contact details

PGR Administrator
+44 (0)1782 733641