The UCL, Bloomsbury and East London Doctoral Training Partnership is an ESRC-funded organisation which brings together five leading Social Science institutions

Our Vision

The DTP’s strategic vision is driven by a shared emphasis on interdisciplinary research; a multiplicity of existing connections within and across the partners; a joint apetite for engagement with non-academic partners; and a collective embedding in London, a super-diverse city with global reach and one of the largest populations of doctoral students anywhere in the world.

We are guided by a collective aim to foreground learning how to work across boundaries(disciplinary, institutional and professional) and work to produce graduates with the ability and flexibility to operate at the highest level within the London context and elsewhere, moving between local, national and international concerns.

Prospective Students

The UBEL DTP’s fully funded ESRC studentships cover full payment of tuition fees per year and an annual maintenance stipend.

Co-funded and Collaborative Studentships are doctoral projects which are jointly and collaboratively run by both academic and non-academic organisations.

Fellowships are aimed at those in the immediate postdoctoral stage of their career, to provide the opportunity to consolidate their PhD through developing publications, their networks, and their research and professional skills.


On October 20th 2022 I attended an all-day media communications workshop arranged by UBEL.  The workshop was led by award-winning journalist and broadcaster Rachel Shabi, and the purpose of the day was to develop our skills in communicating research to non-academic audiences through broadcast media. The day was split into a morning and afternoon session, […]

October 31, 2022

The Royal Institution (Ri) has the following internship opportunities for PhD students: Please find attached job descriptions containing more detail for both internships for you to distribute to students as necessary. For more information about either internship and details of individual placements, timeframes and how to apply, please direct students to our website via this […]

October 31, 2022

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is an international research institute based near Vienna, Austria. It runs an annual Young Scientists Summer Programme for PhD students to spend three months at the institute to undertake a research project related to the work they’re doing. For 2023, this will be from 1 June to […]

October 31, 2022