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)

6 courses available

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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CANCELLED Working Beyond Disciplines – MA Social Research – All Pathways Training

Date - Wednesday, 28th February 2018 (10:00 am - 4:00 pm) Date and time: Wednesday 28 February, 10.00am – 3.45pm Venue: INOX Dine, Level 5, Student’s Union Building, University of Sheffield, Durham Road, Sheffield S10 2TG...

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

Date - Wednesday, 25th April 2018 (1:00 pm - 3:00 pm) Research in Human Rights Violation Date & Time: Wednesday 25 April 2018, 12.30pm – 3pm Venue: Room 216, Elmfield Building, University of Sheffield WRDTP Director Professor...

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CANCELLED – Civil Society, Development And Democracy (CDD) – Pathway Workshop 1

Date - Tuesday, 27th February 2018 (1:00 pm - 2:30 pm) ‘How we write’ Date & Time: Tuesday 27 February 2018, 1pm – 2.30pm Venue: Room 1.09, Elmfield Building, University of Sheffield As academics, whether PhD students,...

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Civil Society, Development And Democracy (CDD) – Pathway Conference

Date - Monday, 19th March 2018 (8:30 am - 6:30 pm) 6th Annual RiDNet conference 2018: Measuring, Evaluating and Documenting Development: Linking Academia and Practice Date & Time: Monday 19 March 2018, 8.30am – 6.30pm...

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Civil Society, Development And Democracy (CDD) – Pathway Workshop 3

Date - Thursday, 7th June 2018 (2:00 pm - 5:00 pm) Studying Civil Society Date & Time: Thursday 7 June 2018, 2pm – 5pm Venue: Derwent College, Room D/056, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD Civil society...

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