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Current students

Since its inception in 2011, the North West Doctoral Training Centre has funded over 450 master’s and doctoral students at all three partner institutions, across its nineteen pathways.

If you are a current NWDTC student, this page is your first point of contact for enquiries about funding, advanced training and how to make the most of your time studying with the North West Doctoral Training Centre.

Please see the guidelines and documents page for information about support for research expenses, fieldwork, internships and other NWDTC opportunities.

Course registration, assessment and progression are managed on a local level. Therefore any queries on such matters should be directed to your School PGR Administrator or your supervisor in the first instance.

If you have any queries concerning your quarterly studentship payments or other institution-specific queries, your first point of contact for queries on these matters should be the relevant NWDTC Institutional Administrative Contact:

For general NWDTC enquires please email


There are a number of opportunities available for North West Doctoral Training Centre funded students.

View a list of opportunities