South East ESRC Doctoral Training Centre (DTC)

The University of Reading is very pleased to be part of the South East ESRC Doctoral Training Centre (DTC), a consortium bringing together the Universities of Kent, Royal Holloway and Surrey to provide outstanding postgraduate training for doctoral researchers in the social sciences.

South East ESRC DTCThe South East DTC is accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and draws on a rich variety of collaborations in research and in research training across the partner institutions; it also benefits from advanced training links to other Universities in the region.

Please Note: The South East DTC is no longer recruiting new students.  Please see information on the ESRC SeNSS Doctoral Training Partnership for current ESRC studentships. 




Pathway (Pathway Contacts)

Academic School or Department at Reading



Politics, Economics and International Relations (School)

Human Geography


Geography and Environmental Science (Department)

Management and Business Studies

(Dr Alfonso Dufour

Management (School)

Political Science and International Studies

(Dr Rob Jubb)

Politics, Economics and International Relations (School)


(Professor Judi Ellis)

Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences(School)

Socio-legal studies

(Dr Therese Callus)

Law (School)

Environment, Energy and Resilience (interdisciplinary pathway)

(Professor C S Srinivasan)

Agriculture, Policy and Development(School)

Real Estate & Planning

Geography and Environmental Science (Department)



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