Economic and Social Research Council Funding

The University of Birmingham ESRC Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) is one of 21 across the UK that has been accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

The University of Birmingham ESRC DTC covers several subject areas (pathways) across the social sciences, providing financial and research support to a number of students looking to improve their skills and knowledge through postgraduate study. The studentships are linked to disciplinary and inter-disciplinary training pathways, and some studentships have a built-in element of collaboration. A full ESRC scholarship comprises research fees, an annual Research Council stipend (please see RCUK minimum stipend amounts) and a research support grant.

The competition for studentships starting in October 2016 has now closed. Applicants will be informed of the outcomes by early May 2016.

Current ESRC DTC students: please visit our intranet page for information about your award.

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Please also consult our FAQs for further information.

Alternatively please contact the University Graduate School by email or telephone: +44 (0)121 414 2030.