Register now for webinar on Monday 12 December for prospective applicants for ESRC DTP studentships

Interested in studying for a DPhil across the social sciences? You may be eligible to apply for postgraduate funding through the Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP)

The Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership unites Brunel University, The Open University and the University of Oxford. Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), it is one of 14 ESRC Doctoral Training Partnerships across the UK, providing postgraduate students with high-quality social science research training.

In 2023, it will be offering more than 40 ESRC studentships for doctoral study on 23 pathways across the partner institutions. The Partnership is committed to a student-centred approach to research training, to widening access to postgraduate study, and to disciplinary and interdisciplinary research excellence.

DTP students receive financial support for living costs and fees and have access to additional funding to support activities such as fieldwork, conference attendance and training. A Master's qualification is not a prerequisite for a studentship from the Grand Union DTP, with training designed for individuals based on an assessment of their prior learning and training needs. 

Sign up to find out more at the live Q&A webinar on 12th December at 12:00pm (GMT) hosted by the DTP Director, Professor Alex Betts. The webinar will provide guidance about the application process and the opportunity to ask questions.