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

My overseas institutional visit to Case Western Research University

Thinking of applying for funding for an OIV? Read Jingwen Zhang’s blog for tips on timescal

OIV Blog – French Institute of Pondicherry

Despite crowds, monsoon season, Delhi Belly and discovering new levels of spicy food, Charlotte Evans’ OIV was hugely successful. Read the full blog.

Conferencing in Atlanta, GA

Peter Duncan’s discusses stepping out of his comfort zone to present at the American Society of Criminology conference in Atlanta Georgia

Bending Boundaries Podcast: PhDs that move beyond the rules of academia

Join Seren, Ebru and Meghan as they discuss their experiences of doing their PhDs, as people who are part of groups who often aren’t seen, heard and celebrated in academia. With monthly guests, they encourage visibility, and acceptance of the intersectional layers of our identities within academic research and the PhD process.

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