ESRC North West Doctoral Training Centre studentships

The NWDTC studentship competition for September 2014 entry is now open.

Please see the NWDTC website for information on how to apply:

The deadline for applications to be sent to is 5pm GMT on 3 February 2014.

Please do not submit your studentship application directly to the School of Environment, Education and Development.


Applicants should hold an offer from the School of a place on one of the following PhD programmes:

  • PhD Development Policy and Management
  • PhD Human Geography

Studentship applications will be accepted from students who have submitted their postgraduate research application to the School, but have yet to receive a formal offer, provided that such an offer has been made in time for the Studentship Allocation meeting.

Please see link below to apply for your PhD place at the School of Environment, Education and Development:

Academic Eligibility

Candidates for all awards should hold a good Bachelor degree at First or Upper Second Class Honours (or international equivalent).  Candidates for the +3 and +4 studentships should also hold a Master degree at Merit or Distinction (or international equivalent).

Residential Eligibility

Applicants should have been ordinarily resident in the UK for three years preceding the application (not for the purposes of full time education).  EU students who have not been ordinarily resident in the UK for the last three years may apply for a fees only award.

Please refer to the Standard Studentship application guidance on the NWDTC website for further information on residential eligibility:

The University of Manchester contact

Laura Dobson, Postgraduate Research Recruitment and Admissions Officer, School of Environment, Education and Development

Tel: +44(0)161 275 0807


NWDTC contacts

For more information and to submit an application, please use the ‘apply’ button below.

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