How to apply

The main application window for South Coast DTP has now closed.

We expect to begin advertising for funding applications for entry in 2019/20, towards the end of this year (Nov 2018).

We are currently accepting applications to the following projects:

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To apply, please follow the application procedure for an advertised project below.



Application Procedure

  • 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 University of Southampton online application for the MSc in Social Research Methods.

Brighton 1+3 Applicants – Please complete the University of Brighton online application for MSc in Social Research Methods.

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 the University of Southampton (although you would remain based in Portsmouth if that is 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