Leicester to be part of regional hub for postgraduate training

Our University is working with a consortium of Midlands universities to open up a range of new opportunities for postgraduate study in the region.

The Midlands Graduate School, led by the University of Warwick, has been awarded a Doctoral Training Partnership from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

The Midlands Graduate School Doctoral Training Partnership forms part of the ESRC’s new Doctoral Training Network which significantly widens access for postgraduates to ESRC funding across the UK.

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

The ESRC has announced a significant enhancement of support for early career researchers and will fund 50 Postdoctoral Fellowships annually through the DTPs.

The University of Leicester will work in a consortium with Warwick, Nottingham, Birmingham, Loughborough and Aston universities to form the Midlands Graduate School DTP.

Dr Sally Horrocks, DTP lead at the University of Leicester, said: “This is an exciting opportunity to work with our partners in universities across the region to develop postgraduate provision in all the Colleges at Leicester.  We also look forward to the prospects the Midlands Graduate School DTP will offer for working with collaborators outside the university sector.”