ESRC Midlands Graduate School Doctoral Training Partnership

Qualification: PhD

Department: Geography

Application deadline: 22 January 2019

Start date: October 2019

Overview

The Midlands Graduate School is an accredited Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Training Partnership and forms part of the ESRC’s new Doctoral Training Network which significantly widens access for postgraduates to ESRC funding across the UK.

The Midlands Graduate School (MGS) is is part of an ESRC network of Doctoral Training Partnerships in collaboration with:

  • Aston University
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Leicester
  • Loughborough University
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Warwick

This Doctoral Training Partnership offers 17 different training pathways that span various social science disciplines; several postgraduate studentships will be awarded annually across the pathways and institutions. These studentships are linked to a specific training pathways and some studentships have a built-in element of collaboration. Studentships at Leicester will be offered in the following pathways:

Doctoral training partnerships

Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) and Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) are multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional schemes designed to support the training of the next generation of world-class researchers. The University of Leicester is a lead partner in four DTPs/CDTs through which we can offer funded PhD studentships in a wide range of research areas.

Studentships are available to highly motivated and qualified applicants and provide a generous support package usually including a full fee waiver, annual stipend, and research training support grant. Studentships are in most cases offered early in the year for October start. Enquiries outside of the main application periods are welcomed.

Informal enquiries

Informal enquiries

  • For more information about the Midlands Graduate School Doctoral Training Partnership and for details of eligibility, funding, and research supervision areas contact esrcdtp@leicester.ac.uk
  • For academic enquiries, contact Dr Sally Horrocks: smh4@leicester.ac.uk

How to apply

How to apply

The deadline has passed for September 2019 entry. Applications for September 2020 entry will open later in the year.

For details of how to apply, please visit the Midlands Graduate School ESRC DTP website.

Eligibility

Eligibility

Student profiles

Student profiles

Read our Midlands Graduate School (MGS) student profiles to find out the reasons they chose to study here at Leicester through the MGS.