UCL, Bloomsbury and East London Doctoral Training Partnership

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

About Us

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

ESRC Studentships

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

ESRC Co-funded studentships

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

ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowships

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.


Internship opportunity

Please find attached an advert for Postgraduate Research Internships at the Brilliant Club for 2022/23. Placements are for 3 months and will be funded by UBEL. For further information contact catherine.hatcher@thebrilliantclub.org

Political Studies Association launches new ‘Diverse Voices’ PhD Scholarships 2022/23

The Political Studies Association (PSA) has now launched this new initiative to support black and minority ethnic scholars currently undertaking PhD study in politics and international relations: DIVERSE VOICES PHD SCHOLARSHIPS 2022 – NOW OPEN TO APPLICATIONS | The Political Studies Association (PSA) The PSA is looking to award three Diverse Voices Scholarships in 2022 […]

“Difficult Language” for who? – A reflection on Difficult Language Training, the case of Colombian Sign Language.

Peter Browning (ESRC Funded Graduate Research Student) When I began my research into the impacts the new English language policy “Rionegro Bilingüe” was having in the rapidly urbanizing municipality of Rionegro in Colombia, I had assumed that my previous knowledge of Spanish would be enough to allow me to generate all the data I needed as […]