Research Environment

Our students are full and active members of ISER’s interdisciplinary research community. All students belong to one or more of our thematic research groups.

Via these groups, students discuss work in progress and have the opportunity to participate in the preparation of funding proposals and to contribute to funded research projects.

Many also take the opportunity to teach, to gain experience on placements and to have their research featured in our newsletters and reports. We also encourage students to publish their research as working papers and in academic journals, in the course of their studies.

Our students also have the opportunity to learn at first hand about the design and collection of a major national data source (Understanding Society) and to visit other institutions specialising in data collection. Thus, ISER offers a far more rounded environment for research training than is usually possible for students engaged in the secondary analysis of large-scale survey data.


Taught and research degrees


Supervision and teaching from leading academics


Fully-funded studentships through our Doctoral Training Centre

How to apply

A step by step guide