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Welcome to Oxford's ESRC Doctoral Training Centre

davidSince the DTC’s foundation in 2011, we have awarded almost 370 studentships across our 19 training pathways. As well as benefitting from bespoke training, conferences and away days, many of our ESRC scholars have organised their own internships and overseas visits as well as running more than 50 student-led interdisciplinary research events and networks. Our DTC continues to develop and grow, and you can find our latest news and updates here. Welcome to Oxford’s DTC.

David Mills, DTC Director

Latest news and notices

Steered studentships in Language-Based Area Studies for 2016 entry

Up to 4 steered studentships are available in Language-Based Area Studies for entry in 2016, following the 2+3 structure beginning with the MPhil programmes in either: Modern Japanese Studies, Russian and East European Studies, Modern South Asian Studies, Modern Chinese Studies, Modern Middle Eastern Studies, followed by a compatible Social Sciences DPhil programme. Students who are interested in these studentships should contact the department/faculty that operates the programme of study to which they have applied.

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