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The ESRC sets out residency requirements for the award of UCL DTC studentships. Details can be found on their website.
Applicants are unlikely to be considered for funding unless they have a first class or good upper second class undergraduate degree in a relevant subject.
ESRC guidelines stipulate that students should have a Masters-level qualification, including training in research methods, prior to conducting PhD research. 3 year awards are available for applicants who have obtained a masters level qualification at the time of applying for ESRC funding.
In some cases the UCL DTC will consider providing an additional year of funding for successful applicants to undertake a Masters course prior to doctoral training at UCL.
For further guidance on applicant eligibility and the application process, please contact the appropriate department.