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UCL, Bloomsbury and East London Doctoral Training Partnership


UEL is a partner in the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)-funded UCL, Bloomsbury and East London (UBEL) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP)

Our partner institutions are UCL, SOAS, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Birkbeck.

The UBEL DTP is dedicated to working across boundaries – institutional, professional and disciplinary – and to principles of interdisciplinarity, excellence and partnership.

Find out more about UEL’s involvement with the Doctoral Training Partnership.

In the School of Psychology, our research integrates cross disciplinary expertise from experimental, developmental, health, clinical and social psychology. Our researchers have interdisciplinary collaborations at the local, national and international levels – you can read more on our research page.

More than 40 PhD studentships will be available yearly across the UBEL DTP. 

Student on Docklands oral history audio trail
Source: Toby Butler

UEL Psychology invites applications for these PhD studentships, which can be 1+3 years (including a Masters year) or +3 (PhD only). Doctoral Training Pathways homed in the School of Psychology are in: 
  • Psychology – including Masters in Clinical and Community Psychology, International Humanitarian Psychosocial Intervention, Occupational and Organisational Psychology, and Psychological Research Methods. 
For information about these routes, please contact the PhD Leader,  Dr Helen Murphy.

UEL Psychology is also providing PhD supervision and training within the Health and Welfare (contact: Corinne Squire) and Psychosocial Studies (contact: David Jones) Pathways.

Find out full details on the 2017 PhD studentship programme.

The 2017 ESRC Doctoral Training Network

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)’s new Doctoral Training significantly widens access for postgraduates to ESRC funding across the UK. The new Network consists of 14 Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs). From October 2017 students in locations stretching across the UK, including Northern Ireland for the first time, will benefit from being able to access the highest quality training in the social sciences, supplying the next generation of social science researchers with the skills, curiosity and creativity to be truly innovative.

The training focuses on providing skills such as:
  • working in interdisciplinary teams;
  • communicating research ideas and findings clearly;
  • working alongside international partners;
  • being equipped to undertake high-quality analytical work;
  • handling different forms of data;
  • collaborating with others.
The ESRC Doctoral Training Network 

The ESRC Doctoral Training Partnerships 

Studying Royal Geographical Society archive
Source: Toby Butler