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Profile Description

The University of Reading is very pleased to be involved in the South East ESRC Doctoral Training Centre (DTC), a consortium bringing together a number of partner Universities to provide outstanding postgraduate training for postgraduate research students in the social sciences. The South East DTC is accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and draws on a rich variety of collaborations in research and in research training across the partner institutions; it also benefits from advanced training links to other Universities in the region.

This year's competition, for South East DTC PhD Studentships commencing study in September 2016, is now open. These studentships, awarded on a competitive basis across the consortium Universities. Applicants wishing to study at Reading, and who meet the ESRC Residential guidelines, are eligible to apply for DTC Studentships in the following subject areas:

  • Economics
  • Human Geography
  • Management and Business Studies 
  • Political Science and International Studies
  • Psychology 
  • Socio-legal studies (Law) 
  • Environment, Energy and Resilience

UK students are eligible for fees and a living allowance. EU candidates are entitled for studentships covering tuition fees. 

Final deadline for applications: 2 February 2016 (4 pm)

Please see our website for full information on how to apply.


Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. It is available to citizens of a number of European countries (including the UK). In most cases this will include all EU nationals. However full funding may not be available to all applicants and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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