How to apply

The deadline for general applications for funding for study commencing in the 2018/19 Academic Year has now passed.

The SCDTP is currently only accepting applications to the following pre-approved project:

Developing geodemographic classification methods for the 2021 UK Censuses of Population (University of Southampton / Office for National Statistics)

To apply for South Coast DTP funding you will need to complete two application forms as detailed below.

  • The first application form you need to complete is for your chosen programme of study at your chosen partner institution.

(Please ensure your chosen discipline is accredited for funding at your chosen institution in accordance with the table on the Thematic Cluster Pathway page)

Southampton 1+3 Applicants – Please complete the online application for the MSc in Social Research Methods. Brighton and Portsmouth 1+3 Applicants – Please ensure you submit an application to your chosen institution. If successful in your application for funding, your application will be transferred to that of the MSc in Social Research Methods programme administered primarily at Southampton (although you would remain based in Brighton or Portsmouth if that was your preference).

  • The second application form which requires completion is the South Coast DTP Funding Application Form.

There are two versions of this form which can be downloaded below. In accordance with the guidance below, please ensure you use the correct form. Once complete, the application form should be submitted to

If you are applying for a project currently being advertised by the South Coast DTP, please download and complete the form from the link below:

If you are applying as part of our general call and wish to submit your own project title for consideration, please download and complete the form from the link below:

Should you have any questions regarding the SCDTP or its application procedure, please contact