The Consortium

The SWDTC is a collaboration between three research intensive universities in the South West region - Bath, Bristol and Exeter. 

The three institutions have a strong track record in advancing knowledge through high quality research and teaching, and in working in partnership with business, public sector and civic society organisations.

The SWDTC, which is supported by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) was developed to improve postgraduate training, through sharing innovation and best practice across disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields.  It is also committed to building on the collaborative potential that is central to social sciences research and practice.