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About the Doctoral Training Alliance

For the UK to compete as a knowledge economy in the 21st Century we need a strong research and innovation ecosystem. We have launched the Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA) model in response to industry needs. The training will produce independent, highly-employable researchers with expertise and skills in strategically-important research areas. The DTA is the largest multi-partner and only nationwide doctoral training initiative of its kind.

The DTA builds on the research strengths and industry-focused ethos of our universities. It offers PhD students a fully-funded postgraduate programme, an expert support network and improved employment opportunities.

As well as enjoying the world-class facilities, supervisors and support at their home institution, DTA research students will be able to access a broader professional online community where they can collaborate with each other, share knowledge, and benefit from the extensive reach of the Doctoral Training Alliance.

Coventry University
Kingston University
Liverpool John Moores University
Manchester Metropolitan University
Nottingham Trent University
Plymouth University
Sheffield Hallam University
Teesside University
The Open University
Ulster University
University of Brighton
University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
University of Greenwich
University of Hertfordshire
University of Huddersfield
University of Lincoln
University of Portsmouth
University of Salford
University of South Wales
University of the West of England