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

Missing Data Course

A blog from Rozemarijn Witkam on attending an online ‘Introduction to Dealing with Missing Data’ course

‘Given time any problems relating to research and writing can be solved’

Read ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow Andrew Moretta’s blog on writing and research tips.

Last posts – Musing on Militarism, Commemoration and the First World War

Read about Liam Markey’s blog on Militarism, Commemoration and the First World War.

ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme 2021 Open!

The ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF) Scheme for October 2021 Entry is now open. This call is open to applicants who have completed their PhD at a research organisation that is part of a DTP or CDT (not necessarily at the NWSSDTP) and who are within 12 months of completing their PhD.

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