WELCOME TO THE SOUTH COAST DTP
Through an exciting collaboration between the Universities of Southampton, Brighton, Portsmouth and Chichester, the South Coast DTP aims to deliver the latest developments in training in research methods and skills to produce highly qualified and rounded social scientists, equipped to meet contemporary economic and social challenges.
Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, the South Coast DTP will be awarding a minimum of 34 studentships per year to social scientists carrying out PhD studies, or Masters + PhD studies at its four partner institutions.
All four universities are home to research centres with global reputations for their expertise and excellence. The University of Southampton currently hosts ESRC centres of research excellence, including the National Centre for Research Methods and the Centre for Population Change – Connecting Generations.
The University of Portsmouth hosts the Centre for European and International Studies Research and the International Centre for Research in Forensic Psychology. The University of Brighton hosts the Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics, Centre for Arts and Wellbeing, and the Centre for Transforming Sexuality and Gender. The University of Chichester hosts the Centre for Health and Applied Sport and Exercise Research.
Drawing on these, and coupled with each University’s reputation for excellence in research methods and advanced methodological techniques, the South Coast DTP aims to offer a unique academic environment for doctoral training.
Driven by its focus on world leading research which makes a difference, the SCDTP has seven key strategic priorities:
- STUDENT-CENTRED POSTGRADUATE TRAINING
- ADVANCED QUANTITATIVE TRAINING AND SOCIAL SCIENCE SUBJECT EXPERTISE
- INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH
- ENGAGEMENT WITH ESRC-FUNDED RESOURCES
- COLLABORATION AND KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE WITH PARTNERS
- PROMOTION OF EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
- FACILITATING NON-ACADEMIC IMPACT
institutions involved The Universities of Brighton, Chichester, Portsmouth and Southampton
studentships per year to social scientists carrying out PhD studies, or Masters + PhD studies at its four partner institutions
research centres with global reputations for their expertise and excellence across the four universities