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Loughborough University

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One of the top 20 research-led universities in the country, Loughborough is renowned for the relevance of its work, driven by society’s need for solutions to real-life issues.

Prospective students who wish to apply for MGS DTP funding from the Loughborough University 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 Loughborough - Research’ please visit the University’s Postgraduate Study pages and specifically the University’s PhD application page.

Loughborough University 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 Loughborough University, including details of which research degree you should apply for if you want to apply for DTP funding under that pathway at Loughborough University.

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

ESRC DTP Pathways offered at Loughborough University

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 MPhil/PhD in Social Sciences.

For further details on Postgraduate research for prospective students within the Department of Social Sciences please see here.

Loughborough University Pathway Contact: Prof John Downey, J dot W dot Downey at lboro 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 a MPhil/PhD in Mathematics Education Centre.

For further details on Postgraduate research for prospective students within the Mathematics Education Centre please see here.

Loughborough University Pathway Contact: Dr Camilla Gilmore, C dot Gilmore at lboro 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 MPhil/PhD in Business and Economics.

Loughborough University Pathway Contact: Dr Christopher Spencer, C dot G dot Spencer at lboro 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 MPhil/PhD in Business and Economics.

For further details on Postgraduate research for prospective students within the School of Business and Economics please see here.

Loughborough University Pathway Contact: Dr Christopher Spencer, C dot G dot Spencer at lboro dot ac dot uk

Social Policy

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

Prospective students wishing to apply for funding under the Social Policy pathway should submit an application for a MPhil/PhD in Social Sciences.

For further details on Postgraduate research for prospective students within the Department of Social Sciences please see here.

Loughborough University Pathway Contact: Dr Mark Monaghan, m dot monaghan at lboro 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 MPhil/PhD in Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences.

For further details on Postgraduate research for prospective students within the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences please see here.

Loughborough University Pathway Contact: Dr David Howe, P dot D dot Howe at lboro dot ac dot uk