ESRC White Rose DTP Studentship

How to apply

Applicants applying on both a 1+3 and a +3 basis must, in the first instance, apply for a place on a research postgraduate programme.

Please visit the links below to our PhD funding site for the full details of the Studentships, and for information on how to apply.

ESRC WRDTP Collaborative Project: Comparative study of the applicability of utilising ‘design for all principles' to decarbonise UK transport whilst supporting accessibility and equity for key age groups

ESRC WRDTP Collaborative Project: Evaluating the Social Value of Innovative Finance: A Case Study of Community Municipal Bonds

ESRC WRDTP Collaborative Project: Inclusivity and Engagement: children and the democratic process

ESRC WRDTP Collaborative Project: Protecting the vulnerable through neighbourhood policing

ESRC WRDTP Network Project: Urban elites, informality and inequality – to be confirmed

Further information

The Economic and Social Research Council is the UK's largest funding agency for research and postgraduate training relating to social and economic issues. A number of ESRC White Rose DTP Studentships are available in selected Schools on either a 1+3 (integrated Master's and 3-year PhD) or a +3 (3-year PhD) basis, depending on the level of training already achieved.

The University of Leeds is part of the ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership (WRDTP), forming a collaboration between the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield, York, Bradford, Sheffield Hallam, Hull and Manchester Metropolitan. Through this, the University is able to offer a range of ESRC Postgraduate Studentships. These studentships are available in named Thematic Interdisciplinary Training Pathways on either a 1+3 or a +3 basis.

1+3 Studentships: an integrated Research Training Master’s – MA Social Research (Interdisciplinary) – (delivering the majority of the core training requirements) followed by a 3-year PhD programme.

+3 Studentships: 3-year PhD (assumes that an applicant has already met the majority of the core training requirements, usually through the attainment of a suitable Master’s qualification, or that the PhD focus is largely on more advanced training).