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Swansea University ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Partnership General Studentships 2021

Swansea University ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Partnership General Studentships 2021

Closing date: 3 February 2021

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, available to start in October 2021.

We welcome applications for both full- and part-time study. Studentships are available as either ‘1+3’ (i.e. one full-time year of a research training master’s degree 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. Swansea University values diversity and equality at all levels and encourages applications from all sections of the community.

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 of our teaching.

Supervision

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 (Dr Vivienne Rogers - V.E.Rogers@Swansea.ac.uk)
  • Business and Management (Professor Mike Williams - m.d.williams@swansea.ac.uk) and Management (Dr Laurie Hughes - d.l.hughes@swansea.ac.uk)
  • Criminology (Dr Caroline Jones - caroline.jones@swansea.ac.uk)
  • Data Science, Health and Wellbeing (Dr Lucy Griffiths - Lucy.Griffiths@Swansea.ac.uk)
  • Digital Economy and Society (Dr Matthew Roach - m.j.roach@swansea.ac.uk)
  • Economics TBC
  • Empirical Studies in Law (Dr Caroline Jones - caroline.jones@swansea.ac.uk)
  • Human Geography (Professor Dave Clarke - D.B.Clarke@Swansea.ac.uk)
  • Linguistics (Professor Nuria Lorenzo-Dus - N.Lorenzo-Dus@swansea.ac.uk)
  • Psychology (Dr Hayley Young - H.A.Young@Swansea.ac.uk)
  • Sport and Exercise Science (Dr Camilla Knight - C.J.Knight@Swansea.ac.uk)

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

Eligibility

Fully-funded Wales DTP studentships are available to both UK and international (including EU and EEA) students. All applicants will be eligible for a full award consisting of a maintenance stipend and payment of tuition fees at the UK research organisation rate. Applicants must satisfy studentship eligibility requirements. For further details, see the UKRI web site.

Academic eligibility:

ESRC studentships are highly competitive. Candidates should have an excellent background in the social sciences, holding a first or a strong upper second class bachelor’s degree; applications from those who hold a relevant research training masters degree (or have an equivalent background in research training) will also be considered for a ‘+3’ award.

Employment:

Full-time ESRC studentship award holders cannot hold either a full-time job, or a permanent part-time job, during the period of their award. Part-time ESRC studentship award holders cannot hold a full-time job.

Funding

The studentship provides the full cost of tuition fees and an annual stipend. There will be additional funds available for research expenses.

Studentship awards commence in October 2021 and will cover your tuition fees as well as a maintenance grant (currently £15,285 per annum for 2020/21 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, overseas institutional visits and other small grants.

A ‘1+3’ studentship provides funding for four years (or part-time equivalent), involving the completion of a research training master’s degree in the first year, followed by 3 years’ research funding for a PhD. A ‘+3’ studentship provides funding for the three years of PhD research study only (or part-time equivalent).

How to Apply

The application must contain the following documents listed here, and be submitted to esrcdtp@swansea.ac.uk.

The deadline for applications is noon on 3 February 2021.


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