Pathway Information

The South West Doctoral Training Partnership offers 17 specialist research training pathways for doctoral candidates in the social sciences.  12 of these pathways are in established ESRC disciplines such as Economics, Human Geography, Psychology and Sociology.  The other five research training pathways are in innovative interdisciplinary areas that make a major contribution to skills development.

For information on SWDTP entry and collaboration requirements, please read the Admissions Statement.

You can find out more about all 17 research training pathways in the table below, including details of which pathways are on offer at each of the five SWDTP institutions.

Interdisciplinary Pathways

Advanced Quantitative Methods (AQM) Global Political Economy Health and Wellbeing Security, Conflict and Human Rights Sustainable Futures

Disciplinary Pathways

Pathway Bath Bristol Exeter Plymouth
Area and Development Studies Area and Development Studies N/A Middle East Studies N/A
Economic and Social History N/A N/A Economic and Social History N/A
Economics Economics Economics Economics N/A
Education Education Education Educational Research N/A
Human Geography N/A Human Geography Critical Human Geographies Human Geography
Management and Business Studies Management and Business Studies Management and Business Studies Business and Management N/A
Political Science and International Studies Politics and International Studies Political Science and International Studies Politics N/A
Psychology Psychology Psychology Social and Organisational Psychology Psychology
Social Policy Social Policy Social Policy N/A N/A
Social Work Social Work Social Work N/A N/A
Socio-Legal Studies N/A Socio-Legal Studies Social-Legal Research N/A
Sociology N/A Sociology Sociology N/A