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Applying to study with the DTC

This call is now closed and October 2016 was the final year of entry for students to the Warwick ESRC Doctoral Training Centre. The following is for information only.

For information on ESRC studentships from October 2017 entry under the new Midlands Graduate School ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership, please visit the Midlands Graduate School website.

Warwick DTC makes an annual award of a large number of studentships to outstanding applicants across the Social Sciences. The studentships are linked to disciplinary and inter-disciplinary training pathways, and some have a built-in element of collaboration. A masters is not a prerequisite for studying at the University of Warwick DTC. A range of training programmes are available based on an assessment of the applicant’s prior learning and training needs.

All studentships can be offered on a full or part time basis.

Training Pathways

The Warwick ESRC DTC offers 20 different pathways in the following subject areas:

Applied Linguistics Skills, Innovation and the Labour Market (WBS and IER)
Economic and Social History Politics and International Studies
Economics Psychology
Education Security, Conflict and Justice (PAIS, Sociology, Law)
Finance Social Policy
Global Economic Performance, Policy and Management Socio-Legal Studies
Health and Technology (WMS/WMG) Sociology
Health and Social Care (WMS) Statistics, Methods and Computing
Interdisciplinary Methodologies Understanding Individual Behaviour (Psychology and Economics)
Management and Business Studies Women and Gender

Contact the relevant person to explore the pathway suitable for you.

Who can apply?

All prospective students who wish to apply must check that they meet the standard requirements of the University, department and the ESRC eligibility requirements before applying.

If you have any enquires about the standard requirements for the University please contact the Postgraduate Admissions team.

Studentship Benefits

ESRC funding opportunities enable individuals to pursue world-class research in an academic institution and have access to a number of studentship benefits:

  • Payment of University fees and a stipend (depending on eligibility and the type of award allocated), normally for a minimum of 3 years (for students already holding an appropriate Masters qualification or equivalent research training) and up to a maximum of 4 years
  • Additional funding for research training and support for each year of your studentship
  • Access to research training - In addition to having the opportunity to undertake in-depth research leading to the award of a PhD or other appropriate doctoral qualification, students will be provided with core and advanced social science research training as appropriate
  • The possibility to apply for overseas fieldwork funding (OFF) where this is a core element of your research
  • Additional opportunities available for ESRC funded students including Overseas Institutional Visits (OIV) and RCUK Internships

For more information on funding, please refer to the (PDF Document)ESRC Postgraduate Funding Guide (updated June 2015).