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.

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.

Happy New Year!

A very Happy New Year to all students and staff in the NWSSDTP!

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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