Creating tomorrow's leading social scientists


The Birmingham Doctoral Training Centre is one of only 21 across the UK to be accredited by the ESRC. It has 22 ESRC scholarships to fund doctoral research starting in 2015.

In College of Social Sciences up to 14 scholarships are available in the following subject areas:

The School of Government and Society

  • Russian and East European Studies
  • International Development
  • West African Studies
  • German Studies
  • Political Science and International Studies
  • European Studies
  • Local Government Studies and Public Policy
  • Aplied linguistics

Birmingham Business School

  • Business and Management
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Economic and Social History
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Urban and Regional Studies

The School of Education

  • Education  

The School of Social Policy

  • Social Policy and Social Work

For more information and to apply to study for a PhD in one of these areas please contact the Doctoral Researcher Enquiry Service

An ESRC funding talk will take place as part of the Postgraduate Open Day at 4.00pm in the Main Lecture Theatre (Room 120), Arts Building (R16). For further information and personalised advice please contact the Doctoral Researcher Enquiry Service.

Full details of the competition are available at, along with guidance and forms.

The deadline for applications is 4pm, Friday 30th January 2015.