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Centre for European Labour Market Research PhD

Centre for European Labour Market Research PhD

Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Political Systems Market Research

Course type


Course Summary

The Centre for European Labour Market Research (CELMR) became an official centre in 2000. It is a very strong interdisciplinary research group with links to the medical school via the Health Economics Research Unit. The centre develops European and international links to improve the depth of research and exchanges it offers.

Aims of the Centre are:

  • To identify and implement high quality research projects in labour market economics
  • To understand policy debate on labour market issues in the UK an EU
  • To develop a coherent research agenda, structure within and commercial interests with governments in the UK and EU
  • To develop international links and collaborative research at European scale.

Research work reflects interests of contributors within four themes:

  • Education, Skills and Labour Mobility
  • Inequality in the Labour Market
  • Health and Work
  • The Public Sector and Wage Determination

You study in the Business School where there is a strong focus on professional international programmes. The School is ranked as a top three ranked UK University for impact in Business and Management Studies.

The Business School offers research across: Work, Health and Wellbeing; Energy and Environment; Finance, Organisation and Governance; Theory and Method; Property Market Analysis. The School uses research to advance knowledge and inform about many industry sectors. This influences policy at UK and EU level.

You are supervised by internationally recognised research and teaching staff with professional consultancy experience in your discipline, 76% of research is rated as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent. (REF 2014).

The University of Aberdeen and Kings College is the 5th oldest university in the UK. It was founded by Bishop William Elphinstone in 1495 in the ‘pursuit of truth’ to provide progressive, innovative research. Many of its subjects continue to progress societal, economic and new innovations to this day. Initially aligned to the universities of Paris and Bologna this progressive vision continues to attract international research staff and international academics. The stunning contemporary blue glass Sir Duncan Rice library offers you panoramic views over the city, beach and beyond and excellent study facilities.

Old Aberdeen is a heritage tourism attraction in its own right in the cosmopolitan city of Aberdeen. Aberdeen is one of the leading world energy hubs with over 900 related companies located in the city and over 20 FTSE companies many of whom are internationally recognised brands. The city is compact and architecturally very interesting due to its European trading past and silver granite opulence. It offers four shopping centres, restaurants for all tastes and budgets, museums, galleries, a beach, walks and plenty to do.

You are within easy distance of Royal Deeside, The Cairngorms National Park, trains to Inverness and on to the Highlands and major cities of Scotland. Ferries run direct from the city centre to Orkney and Shetland where world heritage sites are located and there is a large selection of European flights from Aberdeen.

There are a range of accommodation options which include catered and self-catered rooms near to the university and city centre. Both Kings College and Foresterhill campus offer you a range of eating and dietary options. You can keep fit or compete at the Aberdeen Sports Village with further outdoor activities available in the wider region. There are over 100 clubs and societies at University of Aberdeen with further events in halls and on campus to make friends and widen interests.

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Full time | University of Aberdeen | 36 months | AUG-19

Study mode

Full time


36 months

Start date


Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

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University information

The University of Aberdeen is 5th oldest university in the UK and 3rd oldest university in Scotland. It was founded by Bishop William Elphinstone in 1495 to provide academic learning across many of the subjects it teaches and researches today. Aberdeen attracts over 3,500 postgraduate students internationally, studying on campus and online. There are 12 schools: Business School Divinity, History and Philosophy Education Language,...more

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