School of Social Sciences - North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP) (AHRC) - 2022

Type of award


Managing department

School of Social Sciences


  • Tuition fees up to Home rate. This is TBC by the UKRI (exact rate for 2022/23 subject to confirmation from UKRI).
  • A maintenance grant. The level of the grant for the academic year 2020-21 is £ 15, 609 (the level of the grant for 2022-23 and the following years is subject to confirmation from the AHRC).

 Students opting to study part-time will receive a pro rata maintenance grant of the equivalent of a full time award.

 Student will receive additional disability allowance where appropriate.

 Please refer to the guidance for eligibility criteria and details.

Specified use

PhD Philosophy

PhD Social Anthropology with Visual Media

PhD Law

PhD Criminology

The NWCDTP is committed to equality of opportunity and working to ensure our student cohort reflects the diverse community. In 2021, it will guarantee 'ring fenced' studentships for one candidate* with a known disability and one candidate from a BAME background.

* Applicants wishing to apply for one of the ring-fenced studentships will have the opportunity to identify themselves on the application form as wishing to be considered for these targeted studentships. Their applications will be considered as part of the standard award competition and will be subject to the same assessment criteria and schedule.

Tenable period

3 years full-time (6 years part-time) for PhD

Continuation of award

Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.

Number available

Open competition

Funding provider

AHRC - North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership

Level(s) of study

This funding is available to students undertaking the following types of study:

  • Postgraduate research

Allowed study options

This funding is available to students undertaking the following modes of study:

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Subject restrictions

This funding is available to students undertaking study in:

  • Criminology
  • Law
  • Philosophy
  • Social Anthropology

Academic requirements

Nationality restrictions

This funding is available to all nationalities.

Application procedure

Submit a PhD in Philosophy programme application by 10th January 2022

Submit a PhD in Law  programme application by 1st December 2021

Submit the NWC form  to by 4th February 2022 5PM UK time

Application form

Selection body

School of Social Sciences and NWC.

Closing date

05 Feb 2021

Please note that in order to be eligible for NWCDTP funding you MUST have applied for a place on a programme at the University of Manchester by 14th January 2022 at the latest. Please note that your application for admission onto your chosen programme must be complete (no missing documents) when submitted by this deadline.

You should complete the NWCDTP funding application form and send it to by 5.00pm on 4 th February 2022  ( please note that the NWCDTP application form CANNOT be changed after submission).

There is only one closing date for funding applications each year and there is no flexibility on this date .  

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