We fund students undertaking Masters + PhD programmes (1+3 funding) and stand-alone PhD programmes (+3 funding).

In addition to covering the cost of all programme fees, those in receipt of a South Coast DTP studentship award will also receive an annual maintenance grant of £14,777  (2018/19 RCUK rate).  South Coast DTP PhD students will also have access to a Research Training Support Grant for things such as carrying out fieldwork within the UK, purchasing essential equipment and attending relevant conferences.


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

We are now accepting general applications from students wishing to submit their own projects for consideration and applications to a number of pre-approved projects listed below.

Full details of the application process can be found on our How to apply page.

Deadline for applications for 2018/19 entry is 11.59pm on 31st January 2018.


Pre-Approved Projects

University of Brighton

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

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

Transitioning to renewable energies: the role of local action in achieving energy justice (School of Applied Social Science)

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

Social Policy Analysis on Roma: Promoting Participation and Encouraging ‘Good Practice’ (School of Applied Social Science)

Climate insecurity: Exploring how environmental security discourses affect climate change campaigning in the UK (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)

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

The impact of stress in facial expression and social networks in older adults (Psychology)

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

Promoting prosocial behaviours in pre-schoolers and young school children: Developing new classroom techniques for promoting cooperation and helpfulness (Psychology)

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

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

The development of methodologies for mainstreaming a violence against women and girls lens inside evaluations of international social development programmes (Area Studies)

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

Trade, Gender and Development: A comparitive 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)


University of Southampton

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

Is caring good for your health? (Gerontology)

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

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

Small Businesses, Place and Industrial Success (Human Geography)

Understanding travel patterns of multi-location workers (Human Geography)

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

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

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

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

Addressing Migration Uncertainty: Data, Knowledge, and Measures (Social Statistics & Demography)

Education as a source of growing social and political cleavage in Great Britain (Social Statistics & Demography)

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 and Criminology)

Refugee Entrepreneurship: Belonging and Social Inclusion for Refugees in the UK (Sociology,  Social Policy & Criminology)

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)

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

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

Additional Funding Opportunities

In addition to standard studentship payments, members of the South Coast DTP are able to apply to the following schemes for additional funds through the course of their studies: Overseas Institutional Visits – Provides students with a funded extension and additional funding for travel and subsistence, to spend a maximum of 12 weeks at an…

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Funding Eligibility

Academic Qualifications For all studentships, students must have qualifications of the standard of a good honours degree at first- or upper second-class level, from a UK academic higher education institution. Degree qualifications gained from outside the UK, or a combination of qualifications and/or experience that is equivalent to a relevant UK degree, may be accepted…

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