The University of Nottingham has joined forces with seven other universities across the Midlands to form the Midlands Graduate School ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership.
Welcoming its first cohort in 2017, the partnership offers postgraduate studentships across the full breadth of social sciences. The Partnership was renewed in 2023 and awarded further funding from ESRC to recruit and train Social Scientists of the future.
Nottingham is a world-class research institution and ESRC-funded students benefit from training in a wide range of social science research methods and skills, as well as broader capabilities such as communication and leadership.
Opportunities are available across the following training pathways at the University:
Collaborative and Joint Studentships
We also offer a number of Collaborative and Joint Studentships involving research or other activities with external public, private or third sector organisations.
Full details for each project, application deadlines and how to apply are on the Midlands Graduate School website.
Studentships include home tuition fees and an annual tax-free stipend at UKRI rates. Find out more about the UKRI doctoral stipend.
Applicants who are classed as international for fees purposes may apply. See the Midlands Graduate School website for full eligibility criteria.
- A good honours degree at 1st or 2.1 level.
- Applications are welcome from all, regardless of academic background, however For applicants who are applying from undergraduate studies or doing a ‘discipline shift’, a Masters in Social Science Research (MSSR) will be completed before progressing onto the PhD.
- Direct entry to the PhD will be possible for applicants who have already completed a Social Science Masters. The content of your Masters will be assessed at application stage to determine the duration of ESRC funding to be awarded.