LSTM provides pathway in Development and Humanitarianism for new ESRC programme

News article 15 Mar 2011
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The largest centre in England for social science postgraduate training has been established at the Universities of Manchester, Lancaster and Liverpool.

The North West Doctoral Training Centre (NWDTC) is one of 21 in the UK, created by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), and will provide PhD students with access to quality research training in social science disciplines. 

The Universities are now guaranteed a total of 63 new postgraduate studentships per year to support research and training at doctoral level.  This will amount to more than £15 million of investment over the next five years.

The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is one of three departments that form the mainstay of the interdisciplinary pathway in Development and Humanitarianism, in partnership with the Institute of Development Policy and Management (IDPM) and the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) at the University of Manchester.

Students will have access to research expertise across the three Universities, allowing them to take advantage of a variety of study in social sciences, as well as in subjects where scientists are collaborating with colleagues from other disciplines such as medicine and the arts.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Liverpool University, Professor Jon Saunders, said: “The new Centre is an acknowledgement of the quality of social sciences research and expertise at Liverpool, Manchester and Lancaster.  The partnership will provide a vibrant and exciting research environment for postgraduate students who want access to world class training provision.  With this Centre we aim to support the next generation of social scientists, allowing them to contribute knowledge that will further develop UK society and the economy.”

Dr Tim O’Dempsey, Director of Humanitarian Studies at LSTM and the University of Liverpool Lead for the pathway in Humanitarianism, said ‘LSTM has pioneered postgraduate training and research in humanitarian assistance for more than a decade. Over the past six years approximately 100 postgraduate students have undertaken field research at MSc and PhD levels in collaboration with leading humanitarian NGOs and international organisations. The NWDTC Development and Humanitarianism pathway will provide new opportunities for research excellence and will make an important contribution to evidence that will inform policy and practice in an emerging and increasingly complex field.’

 

Further information

 

ESRC DTC PhD Studentship 2011

 

Development and Humanitarianism pathway

 

The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is one of three departments that form the mainstay of the interdisciplinary pathway in Development and Humanitarianism, in partnership with the Institute of Development Policy and Management (IDPM) and the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) at the University of Manchester.

This pathway supports innovative inter-disciplinary research on a range of global issues and welcomes applications on a wide variety of topics including global health and well-being, poverty reduction, economic growth, environmental sustainability, refugees & internal displacement, humanitarian assistance, peace-building & post-conflict reconstruction, as well as global policy & management.  PhD candidates enrolled in this pathway will benefit from cross-institutional supervision and support, which includes opportunities to undertake specialized research training across the three contributing institutes.   All candidates will also have the chance to participate in the specialized events and master classes associated with  these institutes, including sessions with the HCRI’s Executive Director and former president of Médecins Sans Frontières, Dr. Rony Brauman, the Brooks World Poverty Institute’s summer school, chaired by Professsor Joseph Stiglitz and LSTM’s twice-yearly NGO forum, a professional development and careers day that includes leading humanitarian and development organisations.

Applicants can choose from the following programs and should contact the relevant institution for further information.

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, University of Liverpool

MSc and /or PhD in Humanitarian Studies/Humanitarian Health Programme Management

For further information please visit the ESRC DTC PhD Studentship 2011 page or contact Dr. Tim O’Dempsey  attjdod@liv.ac.uk

 

Institute for Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester

MA/MSc(Research Training) & PhD in International Development & Policy Management; covering areas of development studies, development economics, development informatics, human resources and development management

For further information please visit www.sed.manchester.ac.uk/idpm/ or contact Miss Monique Brown atmonique.brown@manchester.ac.uk

 

Humanitarian & Conflict Response Institute, University of Manchester

MA & PhD  in  Humanitarianism & Conflict Response

For further information please visit www.hcri.ac.uk or contact Dr. Jenny Peterson atjenny.h.peterson@manchester.ac.uk