New ESRC Doctoral Training Partnerships

Posted by kha5 at Sep 05, 2016 04:20 PM |
Human Geography at the University of Leicester has been accredited as a doctoral training pathway within a new regional Doctoral Training Partnership announced by the Economic and Social Research Council.

The Midlands Graduate School Doctoral Training Partnership will be based at the University of Warwick and included the universities of Aston, Birmingham, Loughborough and Nottingham, in addition to the University of Leicester. The partnership’s human geography pathway will be delivered by the University of Birmingham and the University of Leicester.

The Midlands Graduate School DTP is one of 14 new doctoral training partnerships nationally. It has been accredited by the ESRC for a six year period from October 2017. The partnership will be allocated a proportion of the ESRC’s 500 PhD studentships annually.

Dr Gavin Brown, the Postgraduate Tutor for Geography, said:
“We are very excited to be part of the new ESRC Midlands Graduate School DTP. It is a major recognition of the strength and significance of the social science research undertaken by the Critical and Creative Geography Research Group in our department. Human Geographers are very well-placed to respond to some of the major global challenges facing humanity – whether you wish to study environmental governance and social justice, planetary gentrification and the displacement of low income communities, or the effects of major geopolitical events (such as the EU referendum) on people’s everyday lives, Leicester Geography is an excellent department in which to undertake your doctoral studies”.

Full details of the application process and deadlines for Midlands Graduate School ESRC studentships will be posted on this website in due course. In the meantime, if you are interested in studying for a PhD in Human Geography at Leicester, please check out our research interests and get in touch with a potential supervisor.

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