Posted on 20/01/2011
Professor Rosemary Deem
Royal Holloway, University of London has joined the universities of Kent, Surrey, and Reading to form the South East Doctoral Training Consortium (SE DTC) to train a new generation of leading social scientists.
The consortium, managed by Surrey and funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council, will fund cutting-edge doctoral students in the social sciences across the South East region and will make high quality training resources, video-conferences, workshops and master classes available to all social science research students in the four institutions.
The nine training pathways include interdisciplinary research in Environment, Energy and Resilience as well as a range of social science disciplines from management to psychology. The advanced training element of the consortium’s activities will also be linked to the Universities of Essex and Sussex.
Accreditation was a highly competitive process, with only 21 consortia securing accreditation nationally. Professor Rosemary Deem, Dean of History and Social Sciences at Royal Holloway, who led the College’s bid said: “We particularly welcome this training centre because it will enable today’s social science research students to become tomorrow’s global research leaders.”
The South East DTC will be part of a national network and the first intake of research students will be in October 2011.
ESRC is the UK's leading agency for research funding and training in economic and social sciences.