PhD Studentships: ESRC North West Doctoral Training Centre

Stipend: For details of stipend please visit

Closing Date: 3 February 2014


The ESRC NWDTC studentship competition for 2014 entry is open – we invite applications for studentships to be held at the University of Liverpool, with options for co-supervision by academics at the Universities of Manchester and Lancaster.

Details on the studentships and how to apply are available via the ‘Apply’ button below.

Please submit your application directly to the ESRC NWDTC (

The Department of Geography and Planning hosts three pathways:

  • Geography & Environment (incorporating all areas of Human Geography)
  • Planning & Environment (including Spatial planning, Environmental Assessment, Marine Planning, and Urban regeneration)
  • Social Statistics (including Demography and Spatial Analysis)

We invite applications in all of these pathways. Details on our research groups and expertise are available here, and we encourage you to contact prospective supervisors in advance of submission:

Students will normally have been offered a place at one of the three NWDTC institutions prior to their Studentship Application, on one of the programmes eligible for NWDTC funding. Please apply for a place via this link: Please remember to include in your application the name(s) of your prospective supervisor(s).

Academic eligibility:

For all awards, candidates must have qualifications of the standard of a good undergraduate honours degree at first or upper second class level. For +2, +3 or +4 studentships, the student must also have a master’s degree. For further details, see

Residential eligibility:

Please see the NWDTC guidance notes for details of residential eligibility:


University of Liverpool, Department of Geography and Planning: (please specify that your query concerns NWDTC studentships and which pathway you are interested in).

NWDTC contact: please email Hayley Meloy:

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