Posted on: 26 November, 2018
Application deadline: January 13, 2019

South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (ESRC), Universities of Brighton, Southampton and Portsmouth, UK

The University of Brighton is one of the partners in the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. The South Coast DTP is a beacon of excellence, innovation and imagination in postgraduate training for the next generation of social scientists.

The South Coast DTP will be awarding studentships to social scientists carrying out PhD studies, or Masters + PhD studies at its three partner institutions. The studentships will be for both institutional projects and ‘open call’ projects for which applicants devise their own project proposal.

The University of Brighton is advertising a number of South Coast DTP projects to which applicants can apply. Follow the project links below to find further information and details of the supervisors of these projects.

We are also inviting general open-call applications to South Coast DTP from students wishing to submit their own project ideas for consideration in the areas of business and management, criminology, social policy, social work and secondary analysis of ESRC data sets. For advice on finding a supervisor for a general open-call application, see the section below or email if you would like to be put in touch with a potential supervisor.

Through this exciting collaboration between the Universities of Brighton, Southampton and Portsmouth, the South Coast DTP aims to deliver the latest developments in training in research methods and skills to produce highly qualified and rounded social scientists, equipped to meet contemporary economic and social challenges.


Themes Social policy, management, business, social work, criminology

Centres of Research and Enterprise Excellence

Centre for Transforming Sexuality and Gender

Centre of Resilience for Social Justice

Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics

Centre for Change, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management (CENTRIM)

Centre for Digital Media Cultures

See also Research and Enterprise Groups

Deadline Sunday 13 January 2019 (midnight)

Interviews Week beginning 18 February 2019

Current studentships