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

Presenting at the Social Legal Studies Association Annual Conference

Hybrid conferences are one of the changes of the post-Covid world. Sophia Taha discusses the positive experience of presenting and attending the SLSA conference.

It’s always good to reflect on the research process

Anna Sanders reflects on how she adapted her recruitment methods to reach more participants and discusses the results.

Storytelling in the Thesis

Siobhan O’Neill discusses the use of counter-story-telling in her research and conference presentation.