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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.

University Applied Biosciences for Health Energy Social Policy
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