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North West Doctoral Training Centre

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Type of addressPostal address
Postal codeLA1 4YR
CountryUnited Kingdom
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The North West Doctoral Training Centre (NWDTC) is one of 21 in the UK, created by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), and will provide PhD students with access to quality research training in social science disciplines. Liverpool, Manchester and Lancaster are now guaranteed a total of 63 new postgraduate studentships per year to support research and training at doctoral level each year. This will amount to more than £15 million of investment over the next five years.

Studentships will be available across the full range of social science disciplines. The ESRC has also identified particular areas of study that would benefit from further development across the UK. These include subjects such as Language Based Area Studies, Economics, and Management and Business Studies. A number of studentships will be set aside for these particular areas to help ensure that social sciences continue to contribute to the development of society and the economy.

Students will have access to research expertise across Liverpool, Manchester and Lancaster, allowing them to take advantage of a variety of study in social sciences, as well as in subjects where scientists are collaborating with colleagues from other disciplines such as medicine and the arts.


For further information please visit our official website http://www.nwdtc.ac.uk/