ESRC WRDTP Studentships at the University of Leeds

The ESRC White Rose DTP Studentships are available in selected Schools on either a 1+3 (integrated Masters and 3-year PhD) or a +3 (3-year PhD) basis, depending on the level of training already achieved.

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

+3 Studentships: 3-year PhD (applicants must demonstrate that they have already completed substantial social sciences training in research methods which would enable them to undertake an independent research project in a particular discipline or interdisciplinary field.  An applicant must have at least 60 credits at Masters level of core social sciences research methods acquired in the last five years.

This must include a broad range of methods, including quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods and the use of appropriate software/tools for their application, and comprehension of principles of research design and strategy, and an appreciation of alternative approaches to research).

Each pathway has a pathway director and deputy director who coordinate activities within the pathway. Contact details for the pathway Directors and Deputies can be found on the WRDTP webpages.

Researchers whose projects straddle the remit of the ESRC and another Research Council may be awarded an Interdisciplinary Research Studentship. Researchers intending to use Advanced Quantitative Methods, in particular using large-scale datasets, are required to provide extra information in the application form.

Applications for the following WRDTP ESRC Awards competitions will be welcomed from November 2021:

  • WRDTP Pathway, incorporating 2 x Interdisciplinary Research Awards and 2 x WRDTP/Stuart Hall Foundation Awards for Black British students (50% funded by DTP and 50% funded by Dept/School etc)
  • WRDTP Advanced Quantitative Methods Awards (100% funded by DTP)

A number of ESRC White Rose DTP Collaborative Studentships may be available in due course in specific Schools for specific projects.

Eligible Schools at the University of Leeds

The following schools/divisions are affiliated with the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership and can therefore accommodate Postgraduate students with ESRC funding (managed through the White Rose DTP)

Accounting and Finance (Leeds University Business School)
Economics (Leeds University Business School)
Institute for Transport Studies
International Business (Leeds University Business School)
Management (Leeds University Business School)
Marketing (Leeds University Business School)
School of Computing
School of Earth and Environment
School of Geography
School of Healthcare
School of History
School of Languages, Cultures and Societies
School of Law
School of Media and Communication
School of Politics and International Studies
School of Sociology and Social Policy
Work and Employment Relations (Leeds University Business School)