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ESRC Advanced Training

ESRC Advanced Training offered at University of Warwick

In addition to our Core Training modules, the Warwick ESRC Doctoral Training Centre/Partnership (DTC/P) offer a number of credit bearing Advanced Training modules and non-credit bearing Advanced Training workshops.

Credit bearing Advanced Training modules

Credit bearing Advanced Training modules are open to ESRC funded students based at the University of Warwick, ESRC funded students based at one of the Midland Graduate School partner institutions and any non-ESRC funded MA and PhD students of the University of Warwick. These modules may be based in Departments and offer priority access to their own students, after this ESRC funded students will have priority.

Which modules are available in 2019-20?

The following 10 CAT Advanced Training modules are available for the 2019-20 academic year:

Please follow the links to find out more about each module. If you decide that you would like to apply for a place on one of the credit bearing Advanced Training modules please return to this page and follow the applicable link below which will provide you with clear instructions on the application process. Some module web pages will have application processes detailed on them. Please ignore these at this stage. We will direct you through the most appropriate process.

How do I apply to undertake a credit bearing Advanced Training module?

The process for applying to undertake a credit bearing Advanced Training module differs slightly depending on where you are studying. Please follow the appropriate link below to find out what the next steps are:

The deadline for students wishing to undertake a credit bearing Advanced Training module in 2019-20 to complete the appropriate registration of interest form is Friday 25th October 2019. Following this date you will be contacted by the ESRC DTC/P team to let you know whether a place is available for you and to guide you through the next steps in the registration process.

Non-credit bearing Advanced Training workshops

These non-credit bearing workshops tend to take place in term 3 and often run over a single day, although they may extend to 2 or 3 days depending on the subject matter.

A timetable for this year's Advanced Training workshops will be made available here in due course.

The workshops will be open to all PhD students from the Social Sciences at Warwick and across the Midlands Graduate School ESRC DTP partner institutions. PhD students from across the UK may also apply to attend when the workshop is advertised via the NCRM. Each workshop will have its own registration of interest form to complete in order to request a place and these will be accessible via the timetable above. Due to high demand, no place will be guaranteed until it has been confirmed via an email from the Warwick ESRC DTC/P team.

The Ethnography Circle

The ESRC DTC at Warwick is also pleased to support The Ethnography Circle.

Full details of the Ethnography Circle programme for the 2019/20 academic year can be found at

The Circle is a series of informal, multidisciplinary discussions which alternate presentations by leading ethnographers with group sessions where participants reflect on their ethnographic research practices. The events are open to all and the series runs from November 2019 until April 2020.

Admission is free but space is limited. If you wish to join the group at one or all of these sessions, please reserve your place in advance by RVSP:

Advanced Training offered across the Midlands Graduate School DTP

Information regarding Advanced Training opportunities offered to ESRC funded Warwick PhD students can be found on the Midlands Graduate School Doctoral Training Partnership - Advanced Training opportunities webpage.

Advanced Training offered by the wider DTC network

ESRC Data and Methods Services supporting research and providing training

The ESRC funds a range of data and methods services to support research and study. It provides resources needed to access high quality socio-economic data and to develop research skills. These services are:

Each service provides support and delivers training, including joint training and can be contacted if you are interested in bespoke training.
Author: Jo Wathan, UK Data Service
For information on selected upcoming NCRM Research Methods Training & Events please see here.