How to apply
The North West Doctoral Training Centre holds an annual Studentship Competition for postgraduate funding.
The largest in England, the North West Doctoral Training Centre comprises the Universities of Lancaster, Liverpool and Manchester and offers studentships across the full range of social sciences through its nineteen pathways. It contributes to the nationwide development of specific research areas such as Business and Management, Language Based Area Studies and Economics and also focuses on the development of Advanced Quantitative Methods across the social sciences. There is strong and growing emphasis on interdisciplinary and cross-institutional projects, fostered by the NWDTC's methodological training centre, Methods NorthWest.
There are a number of programmes eligible for consideration. For more information please see the pathways web pages.
The competition for October 2015 entry has now closed (deadline 3rd February 2015).
The competition for October 2016 entry will open in August 2015, and paperwork will be available online here from that date.
Students will need to apply separately to the institution of their choice for admission:
- Lancaster University postgraduate study website
- University of Liverpool postgraduate application webpages
- University of Manchester postgraduate application webpages
Students will normally have been offered a place at one of the three NWDTC institutions on one of the programmes eligible for NWDTC funding prior to submitting their Standard Studentship Funding Application to the NWDTC. However, Studentship Applications will be accepted from students who have submitted their institutional application but have yet to receive a formal offer, providing that such an offer has been made by the time of the Studentship Allocation meeting.
Please consider the document below if you believe that your project may employ Advanced Quantitative Methods (AQM)
If you have any queries about your application please contact the NWDTC Administrator Hayley Meloy:
- Email: H.L.Meloy@liverpool.ac.uk