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

You will be offered training in four key areas:

  • Discipline-based training: provides a high-level understanding of academic debates in their field, and a supportive research environment in which to develop PhD topics
  • Professional skills for research leadership: develops experience of how academic work is funded, published and translated into practical use beyond the university
  • Advanced research methods training: provides exposure to cutting-edge methods that support students’ own projects and their future research ambitions
  • Interdisciplinary working – Pathway training: enables students to articulate how their PhDs contribute to wider societal challenges through work within one of the seven thematic Pathways of the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership

There are formal and informal training opportunities, e.g. seminars, summer/winter/easter schools and workshops etc, which will sit alongside the support of academic supervisors, departments and faculties, to create a research environment in which postgraduates can thrive.

The expectation is that via each Pathway students are able to access research training, without incurring an additional charge, at any of the partner Universities (subject to availability, prior permission of the tutor and prerequisite qualifications).

Details of the latest training on offer is shown below.  Registration is generally available 6 weeks prior to the training.

No shows will jeopardise the ability to register on future training and your department may incur a cost.

Doctoral research students in the DTP can also access Career Development & Transferable Skills Training opportunities at their home institution by clicking on the name of their university below:

See also: ESRC Data and Methods Services supporting research and providing training

See also: WRDTC on Youtube

Training Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

9 courses available

All Pathways Training (2)

Date - Wednesday, 29th November 2017 (1:00 pm - 5:00 pm) Addressing grand research challenges through interdisciplinary social science: solving problems in the Food System Date & Time: Wednesday 29 November 2017, 1pm-5pm Venue: University of...

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Advanced Quantitative Methods (AQM) Taster Day

Date - Tuesday, 23rd January 2018 (12:00 am - 5:00 pm) Date & Time: Tuesday 23rd January, 12pm – 5pm Venue: University of Sheffield, The Diamond Building, Lecture Theatre 7 The SMI (Sheffield Methods Institute) in collaboration...

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Advanced Qualitative Methods Taster Day

Date - Wednesday, 7th February 2018 (11:00 am - 3:00 pm) Venue: University of Leeds More details coming soon! Booking for this training will open approximately 6 weeks prior to the event taking place.

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Open Scholarship & Research Data Management

Date - Tuesday, 5th December 2017 (10:00 am - 3:00 pm)                 Date & Time Tuesday 5 December 2017, 10.00 – 15.00 Venue INOX Dine, Level 5, University of...

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WRDTP Methods Conference & All Pathways Training (3)

Date - Tuesday, 19th June 2018 (10:00 am - 5:00 pm) This event will take place at the University of York.   Further details and a booking form will be available nearer the time.

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Working Beyond Disciplines – MA Social Research – All Pathways Training

Date - Wednesday, 28th February 2018 (10:00 am - 4:00 pm) Date: Wednesday 28 February, 10am – 4pm Venue: University of Sheffield MA Social Research ESRC funded students are required to attend the Working Beyond...

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ASSESS – Independent European SPSS User Group

Date - Friday, 3rd November 2017 (10:00 am - 4:30 pm) ASSESS – Independent European SPSS User Group Only 25 places available free of charge for WR DTP students. Booking deadline is Friday 3rd November...

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Civil Society, Development and Democracy (CDD) – Pathway Seminar 1

Date - Wednesday, 13th December 2017 (1:00 pm - 3:00 pm) Global, National and Local Resilience Policymaking: Starting from the Bottom in Nepal Date & Time: Wednesday 13 December, 1pm – 3pm Venue: Room 216, Elmfield...

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Civil Society, Development and Democracy (CDD) – Pathway Seminar 2

Date - Wednesday, 7th February 2018 (1:00 pm - 3:00 pm) Research in Human Rights Violation Date & Time: Wednesday 7 February, 1pm – 3pm Venue: Room 216, Elmfield Building, University of Sheffield WRDTP Director Professor Ruth...

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