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). 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 to commence study in October 2018 across a range of subjects and interdisciplinary training pathways. Our ESRC studentships – covering fees, maintenance stipend (subject to eligibility), and support for innovative research training – provide exceptional opportunities for high-achieving and motivated individuals, including opportunities for collaboration.

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

  • Applied Linguistics
  • Management & Business Studies and Finance
  • Area Studies
  • Museum Studies
  • Communication & Media
  • Political Science & International Relations
  • Economic & Social History
  • Psychology
  • Economics (Funding also available for International students)
  • Social Policy and Social Work
  • Education
  • Socio-Legal Studies
  • Health & Wellbeing and Mental Health & Wellbeing
  • Sociology
  • Human Geography
  • Sport & Exercise Science
  • Interdisciplinary Methodologies and Digital Society


  • For more information on the Midlands Graduate School ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership and for full details on how to apply for funding, please visit: www.mgsdtp.ac.uk

    The closing date for studentship applications is Thursday 18th January 2018