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

Peers for PhDs: Advice for Surviving the PhD AND Covid-19

Top Tips for surviving the PhD and Covid-19, from the University of Liverpool Peers for PhDs Group.

Will Medd: Online ‘Group Coaching with your PhD’

Rita Newton’s blog about attending Will Medd’s Online ‘Group Coaching with your PhD’

PhD Work During Lockdown

Sophia Taha discusses approaching PhD work and activism during lockdown.