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

Engaging with UK science policy makers in Parliament- reflections on a UKRI Policy Internship at the Royal Society of Biology.

Are you considering an Internship? Read Adam McCarthy’s experience of undertaking a placement at the RSB. He discusses the benefits of this experience.

My Trip to Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen…

Margaret Conroy discusses her inspirational experience of attending and presenting at the ENGV conference earlier this year.

Gregynog Ideas Lab, a summer school in the idyllic Powys, Wales.

Read Zeenat Sabur’s blog which discusses how the Summer School programme in Powys allowed a change of approach to writing which affected Zeenat’s current project and view on writing generally.