Reading promotes world-class social science training
Release Date 21 January 2011
The University of Reading has joined together with three other universities to promote cutting-edge doctoral research across the South East region.
The South East Doctoral Training Consortium (SE DTC) is one of just 21 across the country to be accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to train a new generation of social scientists.
The SE DTC also includes the Universities of Kent, Royal Holloway, and Surrey, which is managing the consortium. Fields include interdisciplinary research in environment, energy and resilience as well as a comprehensive range of nine social science disciplines. The advanced training element of the consortium's activities will also be linked to the Universities of Essex and Sussex.
The first intake of research students holding studentships under the DTC system will be in autumn 2011.
Professor Dianne Berry, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Director of Postgraduate Research Studies and Researcher Development at Reading, said: "We are delighted to have received this award. It is particularly timely for us given the opening of our university-wide Graduate School in September. It will enable us to build on our successful experience of 15 years of ESRC-recognised research training in Reading."
ESRC is the UK's leading agency for research funding and training in economic and social sciences.
Doctoral studentship opportunities will be posted on the SE DTC website at: http://southeastdtc.surrey.ac.uk/
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