How to apply

The South Coast DTP is now accepting applications for funding commencing in the 2018/19 Academic Year.

The SCDTP is currently accepting general applications as well as applications to the pre-approved projects listed on this page.

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

The deadline for applications is 4pm on 25th June 2018.  All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by mid-August.

NB – Due to ESRC restrictions on the number of awards we can make to non-UK residents, in this round we will only be able to accept applications from those considered to be a UK resident.   

University of Brighton – Pre-approved Projects

Does taxation influence labour market choices? (Brighton Business School)

Legal age assessment of unaccompanied minors (Brighton Business School, School of Applied Social Science)

Coming in to queer spaces: improving community support and social policy for young men who identify as gay bisexual and or trans GBT (School of Applied Social Science)

Making weight: A biopsychosocial model for policy regulation of athletes’ weight management behaviour (School of Applied Social Science)

Peer Support and Caring Relationships in Dementia (School of Applied Social Sciences)

Refugee Migration to the South-East Coast: Adolescent Mental Health Experiences, Provision for Refugee Minors, and Political Debates in the Domain of Public Health (School of Applied Social Science)

Globalisation and the trajectories of nation states after the financial crisis of 2008 (Social Science Policy and Research Centre (SASS))

Teachers entering and leaving the UK teaching profession: implications for policy (The Centre for Interdisciplinary Management and Education Research (CIMER))

University of Portsmouth – Pre-approved Projects

Talking about other people’s terror attacks (Area Studies)

Trade, Gender and Development: A Comparative Analysis into the impact of trade policies on Women in Selected Special Economic Zones (SEZ) of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and/or the South Asian Nation for Regional Cooperation (SARC) (Area Studies)

Translating the cultural dimension of Western representations of drone killings in Syria, Somalia and Yemen (Area Studies)

Drawings as a method for eliciting information and magnifying cues to deceit (Psychology)

Understanding the effects of educational attainment, household and neighbourhood context on the onset and recovery of poor adolescent mental health (Psychology)

Whom are these toys for? Investigating the influence of gender-neutral toys advertisement on children attitudes and play behaviours (Psychology)

University of Southampton – Pre-approved Projects

The Contribution of Parallel Import Practices to Market Integration and the Law of One Price (Economics)

Estimating populations without a national census: A spatial simulation approach to develop and validate new methodologies (Geography)

Small Businesses, Place and Industrial Success (Geography)

Understanding travel patterns of multi-location workers (Geography)

Using geostatistical modelling to explore smoking cessation in the Global South (Geography)

Is caring good for your health? (Gerontology)

Silver Splitters: Partnership dissolution and re-formation in later life (Gerontology)

The role of linguistic input through a speaker’s lifespan (Modern Languages)

British interest groups and lobbying strategies in times of Brexit (Politics & International Relations)

The Just Transition: Decarbonisation and Poverty (Politics & International Relations)

Modelling methods for compositions with applications to official statistics (Social Statistics & Demography)

Brain Drain? Young people’s out-migration as a career strategy (Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology)

Leaving Aidland – Careers of Former Aid Workers (Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology)

Advanced Quantitative Methods for Supporting Geolocation Marketing in the Retail Banking Sector (Southampton Business School)

Cyber-risk assessment on corporate privacy data exposure, firm’s short-term/long-term reputation and operations cost optimization (Southampton Business School)

Simulation modelling to inform the design and delivery of skills training for the future UK workforce (Southampton Business School)

Exploring the learning trajectories of students in higher education: the role of individual and contextual variables in impacting student learning outcomes (Southampton Education School)

Lifelong, informal and community learning in the lives of adults with learning disabilities (Southampton Education School)

The contribution of academically effective primary schools to the educational progress of children with Specific Word Reading Difficulties (Southampton Education School)



  • 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