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 postgraduate studentship funding. Candidates may apply for funding towards master’s and doctoral study, or doctoral study only.

The competition for October 2020 entry is now open, deadline 3rd February 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 initiatives at Keele, Lancaster, Liverpool and Manchester.

News

Internship with Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre

David Mountain’s internship with Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre (MKCDC),

Interdisciplinary Event : ‘Studying Gender in the Wake of #MeToo’

Interdisciplinary Event ‘Studying Gender in the Wake of #MeToo’

Pilot studies, planning and preparation prevents poor PhD performance – the value of piloting research methods

NWSSDTP funded student Tamsin Fisher (Keele) reflects upon the methods used in her research.

CASE Competition 2020

Paperwork for the next NWSSDTP CASE Competition (for October 2020 start) is now live!

The CASE Competition is an annual studentship competition where academics from the four NWSSDTP institutions can apply for funding towards postgraduate projects that will be co-supervised with a representative from a non-HEI partner organisations.

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