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41 fully-funded studentships in the ESRC accredited South West Doctoral Training Centre

Economic and Social Research Council PhD Studentships:
South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP)

We are delighted to announce the availability of 45 fully-funded studentships across the ESRC-accredited South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP). The SWDTP draws together the Universities of Bristol, Bath, Exeter, Plymouth and the West of England. These have a strong track record in advancing knowledge through high quality research and teaching in partnership with business, professions, the public services, the third sector and other research and learning providers.

Applications are invited from potential doctoral students for the following social science pathways:

Disciplinary Pathways:

  • Area & Development Studies
  • Economic & Social History
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Human Geography
  • Management and Business Studies
  • Political Science and International Studies
  • Psychology
  • Social Policy
  • Social Work
  • Socio-legal Studies
  • Sociology

Interdisciplinary Pathways:

  • Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • Sustainable Futures
  • Global Political Economy
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Security, Conflict and Human Rights

The SWDTP has a steer of four studentships to award in both the utilisation of ESRC datasets and interdisciplinary cross research council research capacity.

For further information about the SWDTP application process, pathways at each institution and details of strategic steers in some pathways, please visit

The closing date for studentship applications is noon on Tuesday 19 January 2021.

41 fully-funded studentships in the ESRC accredited South West Doctoral Training Centre

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