Research course

Employment Policy and Equalities

Institution
Keele University · Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Entry to our research programmes usually requires a Honours degree with a first or 2.1 classification, or the equivalent if you have been educated outside the UK.

Months of entry

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

Course content

The Centre for Employment Policy and Equalities brings together a group of researchers specialised in international and national employment and equalities aspects of public policy from disciplines including human resource management, industrial relations, labour market studies and the political economy of work. The interests and current research projects of the group span both private and public sectors, and typically feature high levels of engagement with external institutions – employers, trade unions, and government bodies, aided by a very large Alumni network of practitioners.

Recent and current staff research projects and publications exhibit a diversity of interests and approaches: globalization and precarious work; migrant workers and racism; global and European trade union organisation, globalization, varieties of capitalism and New Labour policy; the operation and policies of MNCs, European Works Councils and social integration/policy; comparative HR and industrial relations; equalities, work-life balance, employment, pay, policy, institutional arrangements; labour history.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

MPhil

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Helen Farrell
Email
socialsciences.phd@keele.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1782 733641