Retirement migration: geographical patterns and impacts on households


Contact Dr Paul Norman to discuss this project further informally.

Project description

With an already ageing population in the UK, the large cohort of the baby boom generation approaching retirement age and general life expectancy improving especially for men it is time to revisit previous work which investigated the geographies of migration in relation to retirement age for the young elderly and migration for informal and formal care by older groups. Are rural and coastal amenity areas still the favoured destinations for healthy retirees? What are the geographic patterns of moves for care? What are impacts on living arrangements of increasing life expectancy for men and of moves into households for informal care? Are there international dimensions to these aspects? This project will use a variety of data sources especially a time-series of area and individual level census data.

Entry requirements

Applications are invited from candidates with or expecting a minimum of a UK upper second class honours degree (2:1), and/or a Master's degree in the relevant subject area.

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University’s minimum English Language requirements.

How to apply

Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the university's website. Please state clearly in the research information section that the PhD you wish to be considered for is the ‘Retirement migration: geographical patterns and impacts on households' as well as Dr Paul Norman as your proposed supervisor.

We welcome scholarship applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.

If you require any further information about the application process please contact Jacqui Manton e: