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ISER is part of the SeNSS Doctoral Training Centre Partnership, one of 14 DTPs, approved by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Degrees

Research degrees

PhD in Applied Social and Economic Research

This PhD programme is targeted at students who are interested in quantitative research in sociology and other social sciences. The PhD would involve empirical analysis of data (usually secondary data) to answer socially relevant research questions.

PhD in Health Research

This PhD programme is aimed at students with a strong interest in quantitative health research. We offer supervision in a wide range of topics under the broad umbrella of social epidemiology. We especially welcome students interested in health research using panel or cohort surveys such as the British Household Panel Survey, Understanding Society, and the UK Millennium Cohort Study.

PhD in Survey Methodology

This PhD programme is targeted at students with a strong interest in quantitative survey methodology. We especially welcome students interested in research on sampling and non-sampling issues using cross-sectional and longitudinal surveys such as the British Household Panel Survey and Understanding Society.

PhD in Economics

This PhD programme is targeted at students who are interested in applied micro-economics and micro-econometrics and plan to use socio-economic survey data for their research. Given our extensive experience in analysis of cross-sectional and longitudinal surveys, we also welcome students interested in panel data and survival analysis, missing data, measurement error, endogeneity and other estimation issues.

Taught degrees

MSc Survey Methods for Social Research

This degree provides advanced postgraduate training in survey research methodology. It is aimed at students who would like to develop a career as social or market researchers as well as those who are already working in these fields and wish to undertake further professional development, or as a prelude to a postgraduate research degree.

MSc in Applied Economics and Data Analysis

This course provides advanced training in contemporary theory in current issues in applied economics, and in the techniques of data analysis.

MSc in Health Research

This degree offers an opportunity to study research methods in relation to issues of health in an inter-disciplinary environment.

MA in Sociological Research Methods

This course gives students a strong foundation to conduct empirical research. The course covers both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Other topics offered for further study include research design and specific research techniques and evaluation.


Degrees

Taught and research degrees

Why ISER

Supervision and teaching from leading academics

Funding

Fully-funded studentships through our Doctoral Training Centre

How to apply

A step by step guide