Centres for Doctoral Training

ESRC has set up two Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) alongside our doctoral training partnerships, to provide training in focused, thematic, interdisciplinary research areas.

Led by research leaders, CDTs develop training in new and emerging areas.

Funding is for three groups of at least 10 students per year.

Soc-B (Social-Biological) Centre for Doctoral Training

This CDT has been developed with partners from outside universities. It supports innovative interdisciplinary training at the interface between the social and biological sciences.

The centre combines the strengths of UCL and the Universities of Manchester and Essex.

The centre is involved in:

  • exploiting the breadth of biosocial data
  • developing technological and methodological innovations
  • exploring the legal and ethical issues exposed by the biosocial agenda in the UK and internationally.

Each applicant can decide on their own specific area of enquiry.

Students are expected to have a social or biological science background, but each studentship must be at least 50% within the social sciences.

Find out more from UCL on the Soc-B (Social-Biological) Centre for Doctoral Training.

Director: Professor Yvonne Kelly
Enquiries:  socbcdt@ucl.ac.uk

Data Analytics and Society Centre for Doctoral Training

This CDT has been developed with partners from outside universities to explore:

  • real-time data analysis
  • data linkage and interoperability of data from different sources.

The centre focuses on new forms of data in a broad sense and on the opportunities provided by these data to study social processes as they unfold.

The centre combines the strengths of the universities of Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield.

The applicant can decide on their approach and the data sources that they want to use.

Find out more from the Data Analytics and Society CDT.

Director: Professor Mark Birkin
Enquiries: datacdt@leeds.ac.uk

Last updated: 29 June 2022

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