The South Coast DTP is currently accepting project specific funding applications.  The funded projects currently being advertised are listed below.  Please click on the relevant topic title below for further information.
We are also now accepting general applications from students wishing to submit their own projects for consideration.  Full details of the application process can be found on our ‘How to apply’ page.
ESRC Industrial Strategy Projects

(Application deadline not set – advertisements may be withdrawn if a suitable candidate is identified)

– Place-based Industrial Strategy in Low-Growth Local Economies (Geography) (Southampton)
– Small Businesses, Place and Industrial Success (Geography) (Southampton)
South Coast DTP / Office for National Statistics (ONS) Collaborative Project

(Application deadline not set – advertisements may be withdrawn if a suitable candidate is identified)

– Developing geodemographic classification methods for the 2021 UK Censuses of Population



We fund students undertaking Masters + PhD programmes (1+3 funding) and stand alone PhD programmes (+3 funding).
In addition to covering the cost of all programme fees, those in receipt of a South Coast DTP studentship award will also receive an annual maintenance grant of £14,553  (2017/18 RCUK rate).  South Coast DTP PhD students will also have access to a Research Training Support Grant for things such as carrying out fieldwork within the UK, purchasing essential equipment and attending relevant conferences.
There are also funds available for students to carry out Overseas Institutional visits, Internships,  Further details of these can be found on the Additional Funding Opportunities page.

Additional Funding Opportunities

In addition to standard studentship payments, members of the South Coast DTP are able to apply to the following schemes for additional funds through the course of their studies: Overseas Institutional Visits – Provides students with a funded extension and additional funding for travel and subsistence, to spend a maximum of 12 weeks at an …

Funding Eligibility

Academic Qualifications For all studentships, students must have qualifications of the standard of a good honours degree at first- or upper second-class level, from a UK academic higher education institution. Degree qualifications gained from outside the UK, or a combination of qualifications and/or experience that is equivalent to a relevant UK degree, may be accepted. …