Welcome

The White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership, accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council in 2016, is a collaboration in the social sciences at the White Rose Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York, in partnership with the Universities of Bradford, Sheffield Hallam, Hull, and Manchester Metropolitan.

The White Rose DTP

why white rose By combining the expertise of the White Rose DTP partner Universities, the DTP delivers excellent supervision, first class training and a vibrant intellectual environment for postgraduate research students. It enables PhD students to participate in national and international networks of industrial partners, opinion formers, policy makers and academics. It aims to produce doctoral graduates with outstanding skills and flexibility.

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Courses

training courses

The DTP offers a wide range of 3 and 4 year programmes leading to the award of a PhD. Formal and informal training courses, seminars, summer schools and workshops sit alongside the support of academic supervisors, Departments and Faculties, and the provision of opportunities beyond the University, to create a research environment in which postgraduates can thrive.

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pathways

Pathways

The DTP has seven training pathways in the following areas: Cities, Environment, and Liveability; Security, Conflict, and Justice; Education, Childhood, and Youth; Data, Communication, and New Technologies; Wellbeing, Health, and Communities; Sustainable Growth, Management, and Economic Productivity, and Civil Society, Development, and Democracy.

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Upcoming Events

The DTP offers a range of events hosted by each of the White Rose DTP partner Universities, some are training Pathway specific and others of interest to all PhD students.

WRDTP 7th Annual Conference, University of York

Date - Tuesday, 19th June 2018 (10:00 am - 4:30...

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Mining and Mixing in Methodology: Knowledge and the Distinction of the University

Date - Tuesday, 22nd May 2018 (4:00 pm - 6:00...

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Latest News

ESRC Students Only – ESRC/DTP Funding Schemes 2017/18 – Call For Applications

The White Rose DTP are pleased to announce the third and final call of the academic year...

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3 DWP social research PhD Secondment Opportunities: DEADLINE MAY 28

The Department for Work & Pensions is offering 3 exciting secondment opportunities for PhD students...

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Our Collaborations

The DTP is seeking a substantial increase in the number and type of collaborative opportunities available to PhD students. Collaborations are sought in non academic organisation in the public, private or third sector on projects that have been developed with the partner and include substantive knowledge exchange.

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DTP ESRC Studentships & Funding

The DTP offers a minimum of 39 ESRC PhD studentships/awards per annum. The 2018-19 WRDTP ESRC studentships/awards competitions are now open.

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