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41 fully-funded studentships in the ESRC accredited South West Doctoral Training Centre

We are delighted to announce the availability of fully-funded studentships for the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy in the ESRC accredited South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP).

Applications must directly address one of the 8 challenge areas identified in the Industrial Strategy

  • Robotics and artificial intelligence
  • Bioeconomy
  • Satellites and space technologies
  • Transformative digital technologies
  • Cutting-edge healthcare and medicine
  • New energy technologies including battery storage and grid technology
  • Manufacturing processes and materials of the future
  • Creative and cultural industries

or the following cross cutting challenges

  • Place - understanding the role of industry in driving growth across the whole country and understanding regional variation/policies.
  • Transforming business practices – understanding what drives innovation in business and how best to support it.
  • Skills – exploring the skills needed by employers and managers to underpin the modern economy.
  • Digital Infrastructure – understanding the benefits and challenges of digital technologies and innovative use of data.

These studentships will be associated with one of the following pathways

Disciplinary Pathways:

  • Area and Development Studies
  • Economic and Social History
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Human Geography
  • Management and Business Studies
  • Political Science and International Studies
  • Psychology
  • Social Policy
  • Social Work
  • Socio-legal Studies
  • Sociology

Interdisciplinary Pathways:

  • Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • Sustainable Futures
  • Global Political Economy
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Security, Conflict and Human Rights

Applications with a strong collaborative focus are encouraged. Please see the ESRC website for collaboration guidance, https://www.esrc.ac.uk/collaboration/

The closing date for studentship applications is noon on Thursday 1st June 2017.

For more information about and how to apply and the SWDTP, please visit www.swdtp.ac.uk

41 fully-funded studentships in the ESRC accredited South West Doctoral Training Centre

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