About Us

Welcome to the North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership! The NWSSDTP is a consortium of the Universities of Keele, Lancaster, Liverpool and Manchester. Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), we support postgraduate studentships and training in the social sciences in the North West.

How to Apply

The North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership holds an annual competition for ESRC postgraduate studentship funding. Candidates may apply for funding towards master’s and doctoral study, or doctoral study only. Candidates can opt to study on a full or part-time basis. The competition for Oct 2021 entry will launch in August 2020.

Methods North West

Methods North West provides interdisciplinary and innovative methodological training for researchers across the North West. Methods North West highlights the breadth and depth of methodological expertise in the region, bringing together institutional training initiatives at Keele, Lancaster, Liverpool and Manchester.

News

Attending A Conference in Times of Change

Read Ian Winstanley’s blog about attending the UK’s Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI) conference.

‘In the moment’ with music – reflections on my CASE studentship experience with Manchester Camerata

Dr Robyn Dowlen discusses the success of a collaborative approach with Manchester Camerata.

“Knowledge exchange during a year of lockdown”

Presenting at a conference can be stressful, however Evanthia Koukouli discusses how she adapted her approach for online conference presenting.