Advanced Training across the Midlands Graduate School
Each year, the Midlands Graduate School ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) will offer a number of short Advanced Training workshops or courses. In addition to their home institution offering, ESRC-funded students will have the option to take advanced training across the consortium. Some institutions advanced training offerings will also be open for non-ESRC funded PhD students to attend. However, this varies by institution so if you are a non-funded student please check the details of the course you wish to undertake, as there may be a charge for attending or it may be closed to only ESRC-funded students.
These advanced training courses are mostly 10-credit modules, and these can be counted towards the requirement that ESRC-funded students take a minimum of 20 credits of advanced training modules across the course of the PhD phase of their award.
For information on the advanced training offered in each Midlands Graduate School institution, please click on the links below. As institutions are developing their advanced training suites, information is not currently available for all advanced training that will be offered across the six universities.
Please return regularly for updates and we will provide links to the relevant information when available.
University of Leicester -
no modules currently available
Advanced Training offered by the wider ESRC network
In addition to advanced training offered by the Midlands Graduate School, there are a variety of advanced training opportunities across the wider ESRC 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:
|The UK Data Service: provides access to a collection of over 6,000 high quality socio-economic data sets. It supports data users and works to improve data management.
|The Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) manages four British cohort studies: the 1958 National Child Development Study, the 1970 British Cohort Study, Next Steps, and the Millennium Cohort Study.
|CLOSER supports the use of longitudinal research. Key resources include reading lists and summaries of findings, and a search portal to help find out what data has been collected across all nine studies in the CLOSER partnership.
|Understanding Society is a major longitudinal survey of around 40,000 UK households. The site contains information on the survey, as well as research articles, reports and policy briefings based on this survey.
|The Administrative Data Research Network enables accredited researchers to access securely held de-identified linked administrative data for research that has potential benefit to society.
|Census and Administrative data LongitudinaL Studies Hub enables researchers to access census based longitudinal data selected from census records over time as well as linked material from other administrative datasets (such as health data).
The National Centre for Research Methods supports researchers in developing their research skills. It hosts an extensive database of research methods training courses.
Each service provides support and delivers training, including joint training and can be contacted if you are interested in bespoke training.