Doctoral training programmes offer you skills training and funding for your postgraduate research. Join one of our centres and you'll work alongside leading academics in your subject. Centres are funded by research councils or other bodies and have various names (Doctoral Training Centres, Centres for Doctoral Training and Doctoral Training Partnerships). All offer you the same benefit - gain the skills and knowledge to tackle key issues facing the world today.


Our CHASE DTP offers studentships in the arts and humanities, including art history, film, history, human rights, languages, law, linguistics, literature, theatre studies, philosophy, politics and sociology.

Eastern ARC

Eastern ARC is an interdisciplinary partnership between the Universities of Essex, East Anglia and Kent, offering studentships in quantitative social science, digital humanities and synthetic biology.

EnvEast (NERC)

Our EnvEast DTP offers funding to doctoral students working on climate, marine and atmospheric systems; biodiversity, ecosystem services and sustainable development; and natural hazards.


Our ESRC DTC offers studentships across the social sciences, including economics, health and wellbeing, linguistics, management, innovation and sustainability, politics, psychology and sociology.


Our Centre for Doctoral Training in Intelligent Games and Games Intelligence (IGGI) offers studentships in digital game research, design and development and artificial intelligence.