Economic and Social Research Council Funding

The University of Birmingham is part of the Midlands Graduate School Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP), one of 14 DTPs across the UK accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

The DTP offers postgraduate research studentships in 17 social science disciplines at six universities in the Midlands. Studentships are awarded competitively across the disciplines and partner institutions, with the first intake of students to begin in 2017. 

Recruitment to the pathway specific studentships is now closed for October 2017 entry. However, the Midlands Graduate School ESRC DTP is also offering a number of Collaborative Studentships involving research or other activities with external public, private or third sector organisations and a number of Joint Studentships. Information regarding projects available can be found on the Midlands Graduate School ESRC DTP website

We invite applications from Home and EU students, and studentships can be offered on a full or part time basis.

Find out more

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

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