Key Facts

Subject area: Employment Policy and Equalities
Programme: PhD / MPhil
Duration: PhD – 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
MPhil – 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Starting Date: Any time of the year
Entry Requirements: See here
International entry requirements We accept a range of qualifications from other institutions.
Standard English Language requirements apply. Details here.

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.

  • Equalities
  • Employment policy
  • Globalisation and Migration
  • Human Resource Management
  • Industrial Relations

Contact Details

Administrator Helen Farrell
Tel : (+44) 01782 733641
E-Mail : socialsciences.phd@keele.ac.uk