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Oxford ESRC Doctoral Training Centre



Coming to Oxford as an ESRC student, you join a select cohort of students. We put a great deal of care into your selection, support and development as a researcher. As well as your studentship, we provide a range of further research, networking and knowledge exchange opportunities. These pages tell you more about our DTC, current students and how to benefit from these opportunities. Look out also for my regular blog and our monthly newsletters.

David Mills, DTC Director and Convenor, Doctoral Training in the Social Sciences

Latest news and notices

Qualifications clarification

A masters is not a prerequisite for studying at the Oxford DTC. A range of training programmes are available based on an assessment of the applicant’s prior learning and training needs. Studentships on certain pathways may also be offered on a part time basis, in addition to full time – please check the pathway statement and with the department that offers the programme of study for further information.

Student networking

Current Oxford DTC students: If you have any news, ideas for collaboration or general communications that you would like to share with other ESRC students within your pathway/within the DTC,  please submit the text that you would like to go out to all Oxford DTC students by the third Friday of each calendar month to