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PhD Studentship Competitions with NINE DTP

PhD Studentship Competitions with NINE DTP

20 October 2021

Newcastle Law School is part of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)’s NINE Doctoral Training Partnership.

What are the Student Competitions?

NINE DTP runs a combined annual studentship competition to recruit and select postgraduate researchers of the very highest calibre to study at Durham, Newcastle, Northumbria, Teesside, Sunderland, Queen’s or Ulster Universities. They operate an open competition for the awarding of studentships, which is centred on the quality of candidates and their proposed research, alongside a linked Action for Equality initiative to award two full scholarships to specific under-represented groups.

What funding is available?

Candidates may apply for funding for the three year Doctoral Programme (a +3 award), or may also apply for funding for both Masters and Doctoral study (our 1+3 or 2+3 awards). 

Why study at Newcastle?

NINE DTP has 16 training pathways, and the Law School is part of three of these NINE DTP pathways:

Newcastle Law School is a hub for world-leading research. We boast a diverse community of researchers and we provide a stimulating international academic environment.

Here at Newcastle Law School, we have research strengths in:

  • technology law and data 
  • constitutionalism and governance 
  • law and obligations 
  • business law and governance 
  • empirical research
  • rights, lawyering and justice

For information about NINE DTP:

To register for the information webinar for potential applicants, click here:

 The deadline for applications is 21 January 2022

If you are eligible and interested in applying for one of these studentships, please email Dr Ruth Houghton, by 1 December 2021: