Midlands Graduate School Doctoral Training Partnership

The Midlands Graduate School is an accredited Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Training Partnership. One of 14 such partnerships in the UK, the Midlands Graduate School (MGS) is a collaboration between the University of Warwick, Aston University, University of Birmingham, University of Leicester, Loughborough University and the University of Nottingham.

As part of the MGS we have a number of Collaborative and Joint studentship opportunities available for entry in October 2018. Collaborative studentships involve research or other activities with external public, private or third sector organisations, while in the case of our Joint studentships, students will be fully registered and hosted at one of the Midlands Graduate School institutions, but will have a second supervisor at another MGS institution.

For information on the projects available for October 2018 entry, details regarding how to apply and the deadlines for each project, please refer to each of the individual project advertisements.

ESRC DTP Collaborative Studentship:

What Difference does Civil Society make? Exploring Relationships between Social Cohesion and Associational Life in the Context of Ethnic and Religious Diversity (University of Birmingham)

Understanding the Role of Executive Functions in Secondary Mathematics Learning (Loughborough University)

The 2008 UK Financial Crisis: Policy, Regulatory and State Capture? (University of Nottingham)

Using Digital Technology to Support Early Years Learning for Pupils with English as an Additional Language (University of Nottingham)

Evaluation of French Labour Market Policies (University of Warwick)

The History of The Howard League for Penal Reform, 1866-1948 (University of Leicester)

Empowering Family Self-Efficacy through Social Tourism (University of Nottingham)

Conceptions of Responsibility Among the Nuclear Weapon Possessors (University of Birmingham)

Nudging Social Tenants: Effects, Ethics and Evaluation of Behavioural Insights in Housing (University of Birmingham)

The Cost of Bringing up a Child with Autism (Loughborough University)

Poverty, Work and Punishment: Vagrancy Across the Midlands, 1834 to 1930

The Contemporary Rural Gentry and Processes of Rural Gentrification in England and Scotland



ESRC DTP Joint Studentship:

Banking on Data Science: Big Data Analytics of Consumer Behaviours Across Financial Spaces (University of Warwick)

Industrial Organisation and Supply Chain Management (Aston University)

The Role of Self-Stigma and Shame in Suicidality and Self-Harm among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Young People (University of Birmingham)

Managing Selfhood in Dementia (Loughborough University)

Exploring the Relationship between Sensorimotor Integration and Social Processing in Autism (University of Nottingham)

Navigating Perceived Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment (University of Leicester)