How to Apply

The North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership holds an annual competition for Studentship funding. Candidates may apply for funding towards master’s and doctoral (1+3/2+2) study, or doctoral study only (+3/+2). The NWSSDTP does not fund standalone master’s programmes.

Applications must be submitted via one of our 19 subject pathways, for an eligible programme. Details of eligible subject areas and programmes can be found on our pathway pages.

The NWSSDTP’s fully-funded ESRC studentships cover payment of tuition fees for the duration of the studentship (including master’s and training years for 1+3 and 2+2 studentships) and an annual maintenance stipend (full-time: £14,777, part-time: £7,388.50 for 2017/18). Further information about the studentships, including residential eligibility, can be found in the Studentship Application Guidance below.

The deadline for submitting an application for October 2019 entry has now passed.

The paperwork for October 2020 entry will be available here from July 2019.

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