ESRC North West Social Science DTP (NWSSDTP) PhD Studentships in Alliance Manchester Business School 2023-24

Type of award


Managing departments

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Alliance Manchester Business School


The award covers tuition fees, maintenance stipend (approximately £17,668 per annum), research training support grant and opportunity to apply for additional funding towards overseas fieldwork, difficult language training, overseas institutional visits and internships. Additionally, disability allowance can be provided where appropriate.

Specified use

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

Tenable period

Studentships are available on +2, +4 and 1+4 bases for 24-48 months. Part-time studentships are also available. Studentships are made for doctoral study and master's and doctoral study. 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:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business and Management
  • Science, Technology and Innovation Policy

Academic requirements

Please refer to the application guidance on the NWSSDTP website.

Nationality restrictions

This funding is available to all nationalities.

Other eligibility criteria

This award is available to existing postgraduate students.

This award is available to postgraduate research students in year one, applying for funding for years two and three of PhD.

Please refer to the application guidance on the NWSSDTP website.

Application procedure

Candidates should see the application guidance on the NWSSDTP website and submit the ESRC NWSSDTP application by email to by 1 February 2023. 

Additionally, you must submit an application for a place on your chosen PhD programme by 9 December 2022 by following the guidelines on the Alliance Manchester Business School website

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

Alliance Manchester Business School and the NWSSDTP studentship committee

Closing date

PhD application must be received by Alliance Manchester Business School by 9 December 2022


ESRC NWSSDTP application must be received by  by 1 February 2023.

Decision date

We expect to communicate the outcome to applicants no later than the end of March 2023. Due to the volume of applications, individual feedback will not be available.

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