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University of Birmingham

Birmingham

Birmingham has been challenging and developing great minds for more than a century. Characterised by a tradition of innovation, research at the University has broken new ground, pushed forward the boundaries of knowledge and made an impact on people’s lives.

Prospective students who wish to apply for MGS DTP funding from the University of Birmingham should first apply to the University to study for a research degree by completing an online application for PhD admission.

For details on ‘How to apply’ to the University of Birmingham please visit the University’s Postgraduate Study pages.

The University of Birmingham also provides information on Finding a Supervisor, which prospective applicants may find useful to read. Please note that all ESRC DTP students will have at least two supervisors and in order to be considered for ESRC DTP funding you must have identified two supervisors.

Please see below for information on each of the ESRC DTP pathways available at the University of Birmingham, including details of which research degree you should apply for if you want to apply for DTP funding under that pathway at the University of Birmingham.

Completing an Application for an ESRC studentship

Once you have submitted your research degree application, please ensure you read the Guidance Notes for Midlands Graduate School ESRC DTP applicants before applying for DTP funding. These Guidance Notes contain detailed information regarding which structure of provision you should apply for.

Information on completing the Midlands Graduate School ESRC DTP Studentship Application (Birmingham) along with the link to the online application form can be found here.

ESRC DTP Pathways offered at the University of Birmingham

Applied Linguistics

Structure of provision: +3, +3.5, 1+3 either Full-time or Part-time

Prospective students wishing to apply for funding under the Applied Linguistics pathway should submit an application for an English Language and Applied Linguistics PhD.

University of Birmingham Pathway Contact: Dr Amanda Patten, A dot L dot Patten at bham dot ac dot uk

Area Studies

Structure of provision: +3, +3.5, 1+3 either Full-time or Part-time

Prospective students wishing to apply for funding under the Area Studies pathway should submit an application for one of the following: African Studies PhD, International Development PhD, Political Science and International Studies PhD or Russian and East European Studies PhD depending on your area of research interests within Area Studies.

University of Birmingham Pathway Contact: Dr Emma Foster, E dot A dot Foster at bham dot ac dot uk

Economic and Social History

Structure of provision: +3, +3.5, 1+3 either Full-time or Part-time

Prospective students wishing to apply for funding under the Economic and Social History pathway should submit an application for a History PhD.

University of Birmingham Pathway Contact: Prof Gavin Schaffer, g dot schaffer at bham dot ac dot uk and Dr Jonathan Boff, j dot f dot boff at bham dot ac dot uk

Economics

Structure of provision: +3, +3.5, 1+3 either Full-time or Part-time

Prospective students wishing to apply for funding under the Economics pathway should submit an application for an Economics PhD.

University of Birmingham Pathway Contact: Prof Anindya Banerjee, a dot banerjee at bham dot ac dot uk

Education

Structure of provision: +3, +3.5, 1+3 either Full-time or Part-time

Prospective students wishing to apply for funding under the Education pathway should submit an application for an Education PhD.

University of Birmingham Pathway Contact: Dr Ben Kotzee, H dot B dot Kotzee at bham dot ac dot uk

Health & Wellbeing

Structure of provision: +3, +3.5, 1+3 either Full-time or Part-time

Prospective students wishing to apply for funding under the Health and Wellbeing pathway should submit an application for either a Health Services Management PhD or a Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences PhD depending on your area of research interests within Health and Wellbeing.

University of Birmingham Pathway Contact: Dr Kerry Allen, K dot Allen at bham dot ac dot uk and Dr Nicola Gale, n dot gale at bham dot ac dot uk

Human Geography

Structure of provision: +3, +3.5, 1+3 either Full-time or Part-time

Prospective students wishing to apply for funding under the Human Geography pathway should submit an application for a Geography and Environmental Sciences PhD.

University of Birmingham Pathway Contact: Dr Rosie Day, r dot j dot day at bham dot ac dot uk

Management & Business Studies and Finance

Structure of provision: +3, +3.5, 1+3 either Full-time or Part-time

Management & Business Studies

Prospective students wishing to apply for funding under the Management & Business Studies branch of the pathway should submit an application for a Management PhD.

University of Birmingham Pathway Contact: Prof Mark Saunders, M dot N dot K dot Saunders at bham dot ac dot uk

Finance

Prospective students wishing to apply for funding under the Finance branch of the pathway should submit an application for a Finance PhD.

University of Birmingham Pathway Contact: Prof Mark Saunders, M dot N dot K dot Saunders at bham dot ac dot uk

Political Science & International Relations

Structure of provision: +3, +3.5, 1+3 either Full-time or Part-time

Prospective students wishing to apply for funding under the Political Science & International Relations pathway should submit an application for a Political Science and International Studies PhD or an International Development Studies PhD.

University of Birmingham Pathway Contact: Dr Emma Foster, E dot A dot Foster at bham dot ac dot uk

Psychology

Structure of provision: +3, +3.5, 1+3 either Full-time or Part-time

Prospective students wishing to apply for funding under the Psychology pathway should submit an application for a Psychology PhD.

University of Birmingham Pathway Contact: Dr Andrea Krott, A dot Krott at bham dot ac dot uk

Social Policy and Social Work

Structure of provision: +3, +3.5, 1+3 either Full-time or Part-time

Social Policy

Prospective students wishing to apply for funding under the Social Branch branch of the pathway should submit an application for a Social Policy PhD.

University of Birmingham Pathway Contact: Dr Matthew Bennett, m dot r dot bennett at bham dot ac dot uk

Social Work

Prospective students wishing to apply for funding under the Social Work branch of the pathway should submit an application for a Social Policy PhD.

University of Birmingham Pathway Contact: Dr Matthew Bennett, m dot r dot bennett at bham dot ac dot uk

Socio-Legal Studies

Structure of provision: +3, +3.5, 1+3 either Full-time or Part-time

Prospective students wishing to apply for funding under the Socio-Legal Studies pathway should submit an application for a Law PhD.

University of Birmingham Pathway Contact: Prof Rosie Harding, R dot J dot Harding at bham dot ac dot uk

Sport & Exercise Science

Structure of provision: +3, +3.5, 1+3 either Full-time or Part-time

Prospective students wishing to apply for funding under the Sport & Exercise Science pathway should submit an application for a Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences PhD.

University of Birmingham Pathway Contact: Dr Jet Veldhuijzen, veldhujj at bham dot ac dot uk