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South West Doctoral Training Partnership awarded funding for six years

1 November 2016

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has approved six years of funding for the successor to the South West Doctoral Training Centre, in which Bristol is the lead institution.

The ESRC has commissioned 14 new Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) to succeed the current Doctoral Training Centres. The new South West Doctoral Training Partnership has been accredited for six years with an allocation of 45 studentships and will welcome its first cohort of students in October 2017.

The Universities of Bath, Bristol and Exeter established the South West Doctoral Training Centre (SWDTC) in 2011. Now, along with Bristol (which continues as the lead institution), Bath and Exeter, the DTP includes the University of the West of England and Plymouth University. This forms a regional partnership which will offer greater opportunities for staff and students alike.

Further information

The South West Doctoral Training Partnership (formerly the SWDTC) is a strategic partnership which draws together the expertise of social sciences academics and researchers. These institutions are committed to providing excellent training, development and teaching for the postgraduate community across disciplinary and interdisciplinary research fields.

As well as developing tailored training programmes for students and staff, the Centre also supports a wide variety of collaborative activities, including events and student placements, in public, private and civic society organisations. 

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