About

About the SWDTP

The South West Doctoral Training Partnership consists of 5 South-West universities (Universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth and West of England (UWE)). The DTP offers PhD students funding (and a stipend) to study in one of 17 subject pathways as well as offering a range of further funding for additional projects. Read More…


The Consortium

The South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP), which is primarily funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), was developed to improve postgraduate training, through sharing innovation and best practice across disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields. Read More…


SWDTP Management Board

The SWDTP Management Board has overall strategic and financial responsibility for the SWDTP under a formal ‘Partnership Agreement’. Read More…


Academic Advisory Board

The SWDTP Academic Advisory Board (AAB) manages the education partnership between the institutions, and the development and implementation of academic programmes.  It decides on all operational and delivery and quality functions for the SWDTP, as well as taking funding decisions for collaboration funds and allowances devolved by the ESRC. Read More…