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University of Leicester

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The University of Leicester provides an outstanding environment for postgraduate study, combining an enviable record of research discoveries with a student centred approach that ensures a distinctive sense of partnership between staff, students and external organisations.

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

For details on Applying to the University of Leicester please visit the University’s Postgraduate Application pages and specifically the University’s PhD application page.

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 Leicester, 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 Leicester.

Please click here to see information you should including when completing the University of Leicester Application Form

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 (Leicester) along with the link to the online application form can be found here.

ESRC DTP Pathways offered at the University of Leicester

Communication & Media

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

Prospective students wishing to apply for funding under the Communication & Media pathway should submit an application for a PhD in Media and Communication.

For further details on Postgraduate research for prospective students within the Department of Media and Communication please see here. Additionally applicants may find it useful to visit the Department's Staff Research Interests page to identify suitable supervisors.

University of Leicester Pathway Contact: Dr Bernhard Forchtner, bf79 at le 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 PhD in History.

For further details on Postgraduate research for prospective students within the School of History please see here. Additionally applicants may find it useful to visit the School's Staff Research Interests page to identify suitable supervisors.

University of Leicester Pathway Contact: Prof Kevin Schürer, k dot schurer at le 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 & Wellbeing pathway should submit an application for a PhD in Health Sciences.

For further details on Postgraduate research for prospective students within the Department of Health Sciences please see here. Additionally applicants may find it useful to visit the Department's Staff Research Interests page to identify suitable supervisors.

University of Leicester Pathway Contact: Dr Nicola Mackintosh njm35 at le 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 PhD in Human Geography.

For further details on Postgraduate research for prospective students within the Department of Geography please see here. Additionally applicants may find it useful to visit the Department's Staff Research Interests page to identify suitable supervisors.

University of Leicester Pathway Contact: Dr Gavin Brown, Gpb10 at le dot ac dot uk

Museum Studies

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

Prospective students wishing to apply for funding under the Museum Studies pathway should submit an application for a PhD in Museum Gallery and Heritage Studies.

For further details on Postgraduate research for prospective students within the School of Museum Studies please see here. Additionally applicants may find it useful to visit the School's Staff Research Interests page to identify suitable supervisors.

University of Leicester Pathway Contact: Dr Giasemi Vavoula, Gv18 at le dot ac dot uk

ESRC DTP Pathways offered at the University of Leicester