Liss DTP

London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership Summer Symposium 2024


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Cross-institutional collaboration

The London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (LISS DTP) enables social science research students to join and develop a research community that springs from the interface between the social science disciplines with health and medicine, the natural and physical sciences, engineering, and the arts and humanities. The LISS DTP is funded by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) and led by King’s College London, in partnership with Imperial College London and Queen Mary University of London.

Students joining the LISS DTP are registered at either King’s, Queen Mary or Imperial, and all students will have access to LISS DTP Training Programme and Events.

Cross-institutional collaboration

Find out about October 2024 Entry (The 2024 Open Competiton is now closed)

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Information for current students

Information for current students

Our training

About us

Funded Studentships

fully funded studentships per year


join a community of over 250 active LISS DTP funded students


join a training community of over 900 social science PhD students


research pathways, connecting students, academics, and early career researchers

Non academic partners

non-academic partners involved

Our research

LISS DTP funded studentships see students working with some of the world’s leading experts covering five broad strategic areas:

  1. health, well-being and social inclusion
  2. economics and business
  3. language, culture and education
  4. the environment and urban life and
  5. security and governance

The LISS DTP is organised into 13 Thematic Pathways, building communities of students, academic leads to network in similar disciplinary areas.

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Our training programme

Our training programme

The LISS DTP delivers a rich and varied training programme for social science students across our partner institutions. We offer Core and Advanced Social Methods Training as well as short courses led by our students, academics, and partners. The LISS DTP Training programme is available to ALL social science students at King’s, Queen Mary and Imperial, bringing together a diverse cohort of students and creating a researcher training community.

Our impact

The LISS DTP encourages engagement with a broad range of non-academic partners, whether government, non-governmental or industry. Such engagement enables the LISS DTP to develop research in a collaborative manner that best reflects society’s needs. Furthermore, it ensures that the skills our students develop through their training programmes at LISS are enhanced and complemented by engagement and practice with the broader non-academic world. This should help to prepare them for successful careers in the future and contribute to societal impact.  Given the wide diversity of research covered by the LISS DTP, there is no unique model for engagement with the LISS DTP. We encourage interested parties to contact us in order to develop an engagement which suits their needs.

Our impact

Our partners

Rethink Mental Illness
NatCen Social Research
Catalyst 4 change
Maritime UK
East End trades Guild
Museum of the home
Beat eating disorders
British Library

How to find us

King’s College London
Stamford St, London SE1 9NH

Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Rd, Bethnal Green, London E1 4NS

Imperial College London
Exhibition Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 2BX