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UCL, Bloomsbury and East London Doctoral Training Partnership

Social Sciences

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.

The School of Social Sciences offers a cutting edge, collaborative and supportive research environment. There is a close-knit and dynamic culture among our postgraduate students, accompanied by a commitment to civic engagement. For more information, please see the research pages of the School.

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

‘London Calling’, Banksy, Calais
Source: Syd Jeffers



UEL Social Sciences invites applications for these PhD studentships, which can be 1+3 years (including a Masters year) or +3 (PhD only). 

Please contact the colleagues listed below for more information about Masters courses and PhD supervisors.

Doctoral Training Pathways homed in School of Social Sciences are: 

For additional information, please contact the PhD Leader, Maria Tamboukou.

UEL Social Sciences is also providing PhD supervision and training within the Anthropology (contact: Narmala Halstead), Health and Wellbeing (contact: Corinne Squire),
Psychosocial Studies (contact: David Jones) and Social Policy (contact: David Jones) Pathways.

Find out full details about 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 


Recording oral history
Source: Toby Butler