About Us

The North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (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 2018 entry is now open!

Collaboration

Engagement with non-HEI partner organisations is an ESRC priority, and the NWSSDTP is committed to working in partnership to facilitate academic collaboration – supporting collaborative studentships and internships – to ultimately help drive innovation and growth.