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 2019 entry is now open, deadline 4th February.

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

Additional Studentship Competition – funding available for projects using ESRC Datasets

North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP) is running an additional supervisor-led studentship funding competition in 2019, to encourage projects that utilise ESRC Datasets.

Happy New Year!

A very Happy New Year to all students and staff in the NWSSDTP! 2018 was a busy year for the North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership. Since our DTP officially launched in October 2017, with our first cohort commencing their studies, we have been working hard on developing and delivering funding and training opportunities across the North West.

NPIF Placements

Additional funding has become available to support a cohort of ESRC-funded students to undertake placements with business or industry partners, as part of the National Productivity Investment Fund.

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Studentship Competition 2019 Deadline

The deadline for submitting an studentship application for October 2019 entry is 5pm on 4th February 2019. For details of how to submit an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

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