ESRC PhD Studentships in the Social Sciences in the Midlands Graduate School

The Midlands Graduate School is an accredited Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP), with the first intake of students to begin in October 2017.

One of 14 such partnerships in the UK, the Midlands Graduate School is a collaboration between the University of Warwick, Aston University, University of Birmingham, University of Leicester, Loughborough University and the University of Nottingham.

The Partnership is looking to recruit top quality social science doctoral students across a range of subjects and interdisciplinary training pathways. Our ESRC studentships – covering fees, maintenance stipend, and support for innovative research training – provide exceptional opportunities for high-achieving and motivated individuals, including opportunities for collaboration.

The DTP offers 17 different training pathways that span the following social science disciplines:

Applied Linguistics

Area Studies

Communication & Media

Economic & Social History



Health & Wellbeing and Mental Health & Wellbeing

Human Geography

Interdisciplinary Methodologies and Digital Society

Management & Business Studies and Finance

Museum Studies

Political Science & International Relations


Social Policy and Social Work

Socio-Legal Studies


Sport & Exercise Science

For more information on the Midlands Graduate School ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership and for full details on how to apply, please visit:

The closing date for studentship applications is Tuesday 24th January 2017