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Applications are especially welcome in the areas of the School's research specialisms. The following is an indicative list of areas of current research activity:
* Education and Work in an Age of Austerity
* Higher Education, Employability and the Changing Graduate Labour Market;
* Knowledge Economy, Knowledge Work and Knowledge Workers;
* Sociology of Economy Behaviour;
* Corporate Strategy and the Future of Skills;
* Global Labour Market;
* Class, Education and Social Mobility
* Workplace Learning;
* Post-Compulsory Education, Training and Lifelong Learning;
* Educational Inclusion and Exclusion
* School Choice and Diversity
* Devolution and the Governance of Education and Training;
* Workforce Development;
* Globalisation and Occupational Health & Safety;
* Nation States, Competitiveness and Comparative Skill Formation;
* Global Capitalism and Social Movements;
* Occupational Socialisation, Recruitment and Careers;
* Organisational Re-structuring and the Future of Work;
* Creativity and Innovation in Higher Education and the Workplace;
* Work, Family Life and Identity;
* Regeneration, Locality and (Un)Employment;
* Work, Employment and Consumption;
* Race, Ethnicity and Working Conditions;
* Trade Union Organisation and Renewal;
* Restructuring of Public Services
An upper second class Honours degree (or equivalent) relevant to the proposed research.
A score of 600 in TOEFL (250 on the computer-based marking) or band 7.0 on IELTS is required where English is not a first language, or for those who have not had a substantial part of their education taught in the English Language.
Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.
English Language RequirementsIELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 600
IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa.
The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
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