Swansea University, supported by the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership for Wales (Wales DTP), invites applications for PhD study, with the possibility of being awarded a fully-funded ESRC DTP studentship. These studentships are available to start in October 2019. We expect to make doctoral studentship awards in the areas of:
Swansea University values diversity and equality at all levels and encourages applications from all sections of the community. We welcome applications for both full and part-time study, and most* studentships are available as either ‘1+3’ (i.e. one full time year of research training Master's followed by three years of full-time doctoral study, or the part-time equivalent), or ‘+3’ (i.e. three years of full-time doctoral study or its part-time equivalent), depending on the needs of the applicant.
*Studentships in Economics will be awarded as either ‘1+2’ (one full time year undertaking the MRes Advanced Economics at Cardiff University followed by two years of doctoral study at Swansea University) or ‘1+1+2’ (two full time years at Cardiff University completing the MSc Economics and MRes Advanced Economics, followed by two years of doctoral study at Swansea University).
Research is at the core of Swansea University’s vision. We aim to foster research excellence across a broad range of subject areas, with internationally leading research staff informing all our teaching. The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions, showed that Swansea is now a top 30 research university, soaring up the leagues table to 26th in the UK from 52nd position in 2008.
ESRC studentships are highly competitive. Candidates should have an excellent background in the social sciences, holding a 1st or upper 2nd class degree; applications from those also holding a relevant research training Master's degree (or an equivalent background in research training) will be considered for a ‘+3’ award.
Please visit our website for more information on eligibility.
Each studentship provides the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees and an annual stipend. There will be additional funds available for research expenses.
Studentship awards commence in October 2019 and will cover your tuition fees as well as provide a maintenance grant (currently £14,777 per annum for 2018/19 for full-time students, updated each year) and includes access to an additional Research Training Support Grant (RTSG). There are other opportunities and benefits available to studentship holders, including an overseas fieldwork allowance (if applicable), internship opportunities, oversea institutional visits and other small grants.
A ‘1+3’ studentship (or ‘1+1+2’ for Economics) provides funding for four years (or part-time equivalent). A ‘+3’ studentship (or ‘1+2’ for Economics) provides funding for three years only (or part-time equivalent).
The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Friday 1 February 2019.
Short-listed applicants will be invited to interview; interviews are expected to take place in March 2019. After interview, a final shortlist of applicants will be put forward to a panel convened by the ESRC Wales DTP Management Group at which final decisions with regard to studentship awards will be made. In most cases, successful applicants can expect to hear by mid-April 2019.
For more information about these studentships, please visit the website .