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Swansea University ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Partnership General Studentships 2020

Swansea University ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Partnership General Studentships 2020

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 2020. We expect to make doctoral studentship awards in the areas of:

  • Bilingualism
  • Business & Management
  • Criminology
  • Data Science, Health & Wellbeing
  • Digital Economy & Society
  • Economics*
  • Empirical Studies in Law
  • Human Geography
  • Linguistics
  • Psychology
  • Sport & Exercise Science

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).

Begin your postgraduate research journey at Swansea University: a top 30 research university (REF 2014) producing internationally recognised research that makes a real difference to society. We provide a welcoming environment for PhD researchers with specialist training, advice and development opportunities. As an ESRC Wales DTP researcher, you will also benefit from cohort-based networking events and dedicated ESRC Wales DTP student representatives at each campus.

Swansea University ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Partnership General Studentships 2020


These studentships are ‘open’ awards. Applicants should consider approaching a potential supervisor before submitting their application to confirm that there is appropriate supervisory capacity within the University and to discuss their draft application. Information on the research interests of our staff can be found on the Swansea University webpages. Short descriptions of each accredited pathway are available on the ESRC Wales DTP website. The Swansea-based representative for each of the pathways may be able to advise you. They are:

  • Bilingualism (Professor Jim Milton)
  • Business & Management (Professor Mike Williamsand Dr Laurie Hughes)
  • Criminology (Dr Caroline Jones)
  • Data Science, Health & Wellbeing (Dr Lucy Griffiths)
  • Digital Economy & Society (Dr Matthew Roach)
  • Economics (Professor David Blackaby)
  • Empirical Studies in Law (Dr Caroline Jones)
  • Human Geography (Dr Angharad Closs-Stephens)
  • Linguistics (Professor Nuria Lorenzo-Dus)
  • Psychology (Dr Hayley Young)
  • Sport & Exercise Science (Dr Andrew Bloodworth)

Informal enquiries about these studentships are welcome, and should be directed to the relevant pathway contact listed above.


Residential eligibility:

Full awards (fees plus maintenance stipend) are open to UK Nationals and EU students who can satisfy UK residency requirements.

Due to funding restrictions, these scholarships are not open to international candidates.

Academic eligibility:

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

Swansea University ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Partnership General Studentships 2020

How to Apply

The application must contain the following documents, and be submitted to [email protected]

The deadline for applications is 12 noon on 3 February 2020.

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