How to apply

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for preliminary applications is TUESDAY 9 JANUARY 2018 at 4.00pm (GMT).  An online submission system is coming soon.

All applicants should read the Guidance Notes carefully before applying to the DTP. They should also familiarise themselves with the Postgraduate Funding Guide. Only one application for an ESRC studentship beginning in 2018 may be submitted to the UBEL DTP.  

Before applying, students should make sure that they have checked the pathway information and made contact with their prospective department. Departments may have internal deadlines before the formal DTP deadline on 9 January 2018 so it is very important that applicants get in touch with their prospective department and pathway leader and are aware of their application procedures. 

Completed applications to the UBEL DTP will include:

  • A completed application form
  • A research proposal (including a title, abstract and a full description of your proposed research topic)
  • Two references and your referees’ contact information.
  • An additional AQM application form, if applicable.

We request that you submit the application as one pdf document including all these documents if possible.



The forms below are for information purposes to show what is required to apply, and cover exactly the details that will be requested by the online submission system.

UBEL DTP ESRC Preliminary Application Form 2018

UBEL DTP ESRC Application Form 2018

UBEL DTP AQM Application Form 2018 Entry

UBEL DTP Notes of Guidance for Applicants 2018

UBEL DTP Guidance on Research Foundation Statements 2018 Entry