UCL, Bloomsbury and East London DTP

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

One of the largest ESRC-funded Doctoral Training Partnerships in the UK, the UBEL DTP funds over 40 studentships a year in areas spanning across the social sciences and economics. The DTP offers interdisciplinary and cross-institutional postgraduate studentships from 25 different pathways across its 56 departments. Studentships are offered on a full-time and part-basis, across a range of routes (+3; 1+3; 2+3 & +4) with over 80 MRes, MSc and MA programmes attached.

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.

Drawing on the world-leading strengths of each of its partner institutions, the UBEL DTP seeks to produce innovative and internationally-leading research in social science. To learn more about our partner institutions, please visit their websites: