Doctoral Training in the
North East and Northern Ireland


NINE DTP (the Northern Ireland and North East Doctoral Training Partnership) is a collaborative partnership between seven Universities which is dedicated to providing and promoting excellence in social science postgraduate training and research.

Funded by the ESRC, the partnership draws upon the collective skills and resources of our seven partner institutions to deliver outstanding training, supervision and support to Doctoral candidates across the full disciplinary range of the social sciences.

NINE DTP is committed to creating a vibrant, creative and collegial environment in which our students can develop the skills, knowledge and abilities to meet the challenges of the 21st century research environment. To deliver an excellent doctoral training experience to our postgraduate community, we are committed to the following aims:

Teesside University

NINE DTP is constantly looking to engage in a dialogue with our students and partners, improving and developing our services to deliver on our aim of producing world-class research and researchers. If you have any questions, comments, or if you are interested in applying for an ESRC studentship across our partner institutions, then please – contact us!