White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership

The White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership (WRDTP) is a collaboration across the social sciences at the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield, York, Bradford, Sheffield Hallam, Hull and Manchester Metropolitan, accredited by the ESRC in 2016.

The WRDTP delivers excellent supervision, first class discipline and cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and transferable skills training, and a world-class intellectual environment for postgraduate research students. It supports PhD students to participate in local, national and international networks of leading academics, non-academic partners, opinion formers, and policy makers. The WRDTP aims to produce doctoral graduates with outstanding skills and flexibility, with the imagination to tackle the thorniest challenges confronting the social sciences.

The WRDTP offer a range of social sciences PhD studentships starting in September/October each year across partner universities. To find out more please visit the WRDTP website

The WRDTP Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme is aimed at those in the immediate postdoctoral stage of their career
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Key contacts:

The Academic Lead for the White Rose DTP at Leeds is Edward Newman

The DTP at Leeds is supported by a Coordinator Gina Hardcastle

Queries relating to studentships are dealt with by Shirley Yeadon in the Postgraduate Scholarships Office (s.yeadon@adm.leeds.ac.uk). Shirley is the ESRC nominated contact for the University of Leeds.

Academic Quality Committee:

The White Rose DTP is managed by an Academic Quality Committee (AQC). The AQC consists of representatives from the 7 partner institutions.