In 2016, we commissioned a national network of 14 institutional and consortia level Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) to take over from our existing network of DTCs. The DTPs cover the full disciplinary range of the social sciences as well as areas of interdisciplinary research.

From October 2017, we will be delivering all of our new studentship funding through our DTPs and CDTs, while the DTC network continues to support existing students.

DTP name Research organisations
Cambridge Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership

Director: Professor Loraine Gelsthorpe

University of Cambridge

Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership

Director: Dr David Mills

University of Oxford (lead)

Open University
Brunel University London

The London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership

Director: Professor Vivienne Jabri

King's College London (lead)

Queen Mary, University of London
Imperial College London

LSE Doctoral Training Partnership

Director: Professor Linda Mulcahy

London School of Economics & Political Science

Midlands Graduate School Doctoral Training Partnership

Director: Professor Nicholas Gane

University of Warwick (lead)

University of Nottingham
University of Birmingham
Loughborough University
Aston University
University of Leicester

Northern Ireland and North East Doctoral Training Partnership

Director: Professor Cheryl McEwan

Durham University (lead)

Newcastle University
Queen's University of Belfast
University of Ulster
Northumbria University
Teesside University
University of Sunderland

North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership

Director: Professor Gabe Mythen

University of Liverpool (lead)

The University of Manchester
Lancaster University
Keele University

Scottish Graduate School of Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership

Director: Professor Jamie Pearce

University of Edinburgh (lead)

University of St Andrews
University of Dundee
Glasgow Caledonian University
Edinburgh Napier University
Heriot-Watt University
Queen Margaret University Edinburgh
University of Aberdeen
University of Stirling
University of Strathclyde
University of Glasgow

The South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership

Director: Professor Pauline Leonard

University of Southampton (lead)

University of Portsmouth
University of Brighton

The South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) Doctoral Training Partnership

Acting Director: Professor Alan Pickering

University of Essex (lead)

City University London
University of East Anglia
Goldsmiths College
University of Kent
University of Reading
Roehampton University
Royal Holloway, University of London
University of Surrey
University of Sussex

South West Doctoral Training Partnership

Director: Professor Sally Barnes

University of Bristol (lead)

University of Bath
University of Exeter
University of Plymouth
University of the West of England

UCL, Bloomsbury and East London Doctoral Training Partnership

Director: Professor Andrew Tolmie
UCL enquiries:
UCL IOE, SOAS, UEL, Birkbeck & LSHTM enquiries:

University College London (lead)

School of Oriental & African Studies
Birkbeck College
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
University of East London

Wales Doctoral Training Partnership

Director: Professor David James

Cardiff University (lead)

Swansea University
Bangor University
Cardiff Metropolitan University
University of Gloucestershire
Aberystwyth University

White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership

Director: Professor Ruth Blakeley

University of Sheffield (lead)

University of Leeds
University of York
University of Bradford
University of Hull
Manchester Metropolitan University
Sheffield Hallam University