ESRC North West Social Science DTP (NWSSDTP) PhD Studentships in the School of Environment, Education and Development 2022 entry

Type of award


Managing departments

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • School of Environment, Education and Development


Subject to residential eligibility status, the award covers tuition fees, annual maintenance stipend of £16,062 for 2022/23, research training support grant and opportunity to apply for additional funding towards overseas fieldwork, difficult language training, overseas institutional visits and internships. Additional disability allowance can be provided where appropriate.

Students opting to study part-time will receive a pro rata maintenance stipend. 

Specified use

Tuition fees, research expenses and living allowance subject to eligibility.

Tenable period

Studentships are available on +2, +3 and 1+3 bases for 24-48 months. Part-time studentships are also available. Studentships are made for doctoral study and master's and doctoral study. We offer a range of master's programmes suitable for the 1+3 route, please find further details here . For taught master's only funding, please see Master's funding website.

Continuation of award

Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.

Number available

A number of awards are available on a competitive basis.

Funding provider

ESRC North West Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership

Level(s) of study

This funding is available to students undertaking the following types of study:

  • Postgraduate taught
  • Postgraduate research

Allowed study options

This funding is available to students undertaking the following modes of study:

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Subject restrictions

This funding is available to students undertaking study in:

  • Architecture
  • Education
  • Geography
  • International Development
  • Planning and Environmental Management

Academic requirements

Please refer to the application guidance on the SEED  website.

Nationality restrictions

This funding is available to all nationalities.

Other eligibility criteria

This award is available to existing postgraduate students.

Please check whether you are entitled to a full or fees only award via the application guidance on the NWSSDTP website.

Application procedure

Candidates should see the application guidance on NWSSDTP website and submit the ESRC NWSSDTP application form, research proposal, academic transcripts and references by email to by 1 February 2022.  Late applications will not be accepted.

Additionally, you must have already submitted a full and complete application for a place on your chosen PhD programme in advance of this date, and by 17 January 2022 via The University of Manchester online application form .

Application form

Additional documentation

Required documents:
  • ESRC NWSSDTP application form
  • Research proposal
  • Degree certificates and transcripts
  • References

Selection criteria

Please see the NWSSDTP website.

Selection body

The School of Environment, Education and Development and the NWSSDTP studentship committee.

Closing date

01 Feb 2022

ESRC NWSSDTP applications must be received by the School of Environment, Education and Development by 5pm GMT, 1 February 2022.

PhD programme applications must be submitted online by 17 January 2022.

Decision date

We expect to communicate the outcome to applicants by end of April 2022. Due to the volume of applications, individual feedback will not be available.

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