The Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership unites Brunel University, The Open University and the University of Oxford. Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), it is one of 14 ESRC Doctoral Training Partnerships across the UK, providing postgraduate students with high-quality social science research training.
From 2017 to 2023, it will be offering more than 35 ESRC studentships each year for doctoral study on 23 pathways across the partner institutions. The Partnership is committed to a student-centred approach to research training, to widening access to postgraduate study, and to disciplinary and interdisciplinary research excellence.
DTP students receive financial support for living costs and fees (amount depending on eligibility), and have access to additional funding to support activities such as fieldwork, conference attendance and training. A Master's qualification is not a prerequisite for a studentship from the Grand Union DTP, with training designed for individuals based on an assessment of their prior learning and training needs.
Find out more at the live Q&A webinar on 12 December at 12pm (GMT) hosted by the DTP Director, Professor Alex Betts. The webinar will provide guidance about the application process and the opportunity to ask questions.
Register for the webinar now