DTP ESRC funded PhD Research Studentships for October 2017

University of East London

The University of East London is pleased to invite applications for ESRC funded PhD Research Studentships, for October 2017.

UEL is part of the UCL, Bloomsbury and East London (UBEL) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP).

UEL offers PhD training in the following pathways:

For details of the UEL PhD training pathways, and how to make an initial application and expression of interest, please see the UEL DTP Studentships webpage: https://www.uel.ac.uk/UBELStudentships.

For general inquiries, please contact Corinne Squire (c.squire@uel.ac.uk).

Deadline for initial applications and expressions of interest: Friday 9th December 2016 at 16.00.

Deadline for full applications: Friday 3 February 2017 at 16.00.

UEL has a record of developing PhD access and engagement, as well as a commitment to world-leading social science research that addresses cutting edge issues from the local to the transnational, and to research that pursues social justice and civic engagement.


The UCL, Bloomsbury and East London (UBEL) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) includes UCL, SOAS, Birkbeck, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and the University of East London.

More than 40 studentships funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) are available through this DTP.

Standard studentships

Expressions of interest are invited from suitably qualified students for each of 25 disciplinary and interdisciplinary pathways.

Please see the DTP website (www.ubel-dtp.ac.uk) for further details and the process for making contact and an initial application in each pathway.

Co-funded studentships

The DTP has an ambitious programme of studentships that are co-funded by business and public sector organisations. Current collaborations are likely to be of particular interest to prospective students who want to work with new forms of consumer or travel data, and will give students first hand career experience of real world problem solving using state-of-the-art methods and data sources not normally available in the university sector. Applicants interested in working with Boots, EasyJet, the Local Data Company or Transport for West Midlands should consult https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/partners/studentships for further details and direct enquiries to the Consumer Data Research Centre at s.sheppard@ucl.ac.uk.


There are also opportunities for joint studentships with the NERC DTP in areas of Geography at the social science/natural science interface. Please contact Dr Alan Ingram (a.ingram@ucl.ac.uk) if you are interested in exploring this possibility.