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 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)

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


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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