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Doctoral Training Partnerships

Brunel is a participant in three Doctoral Training Partnerships in the UK. Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) are block grant awards made to either individual Research Organisations (ROs), or consortia of ROs. DTPs provide innovative training environments for doctoral-level research. They include opportunities for PhD students to undertake broader training or development, such as language learning, overseas research visits, or placements with non-academic partners.

EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Doctoral Training Partnerships fund doctoral training in UK Research Organisations. They are flexible awards to support doctoral training in any areas of engineering and the physical sciences with relevance to the EPSRC remit.

EPSRC studentships at Brunel are available at different points of the year to support postgraduate research opportunities in the Institute of Materials and Manufacturing, Institute of Energy Futures, and the College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences. Please check our Research degree funding pages for the latest list of available studentships.

Read more here: https://www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/students/dta/

NERC London Doctoral Training Partnership

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) funded students are trained by the world leading research centres, which cover a huge range of the environmental sciences from those driven by contemporary environmental challenges to those exploring complex questions about the evolution of planet Earth.

A multidisciplinary 4- year training programme ensures that NERC funded doctoral students develop the core science skills needed to make optimal progress. The training programme includes bespoke teaching elements contributed by all NERC London partners, reflecting the research themes to equip the cohort to conduct empirical and/or theoretical research, underpinned by numerical and statistical skills.

NERC studentships at Brunel are available at different points of the year to support postgraduate research opportunities in Environmental sciences. Please check our Research degree funding pages for the latest list of available studentships.

Read more here: http://london-nerc-dtp.org/

ESRC Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership

ESRC-funded Doctoral Training Partnerships support research in the social sciences.  Brunel University London offers these opportunities through its membership of the Grand Union (GUDTP). GUDTP is a partnership between Brunel, Oxford University and the Open University offering excellence and innovation in social science research training.

Brunel offer GUDTP studentships in two internationally recognised areas of expertise – Health and Wellbeing, and Education. Students on both pathways will be able to access specialist training and professional development opportunities provided in all three universities.  All routes are offered part-time and full-time. Applications for 2017 close in January 2017.

For more information on the GUDTP at Brunel and more detail on the two pathways, click here.