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About the Midlands Graduate School ESRC DTP

StudentsThe Midlands Graduate School, led by the University of Warwick, is an accredited Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Training Partnership and forms part of the ESRC’s Doctoral Training Network which significantly widens access for postgraduates to ESRC funding across the UK.

The Network consists of 14 Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) and two Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs), supporting over 500 research students annually across the UK.

Established in 2016, with first the intake of students beginning in October 2017, the Midlands Graduate School is a consortium led by the University of Warwick in conjunction with Aston University, the University of Birmingham, the University of Leicester, Loughborough University and the University of Nottingham.

The former DTP Director Professor Nicholas Gane highlighted:

The new Midlands Graduate School is an exciting development that will open up a range of opportunities for postgraduate study in the social sciences across the region.

The DTP offers 17 different training pathways that span various social science disciplines; several postgraduate studentships will be awarded annually across the pathways and institutions. These studentships are linked to a specific training pathways and some studentships have a built-in element of collaboration.

For further information on which pathways are available at each institution and how to apply for funding, please read our Applying for Studentships page.