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Human Geography: ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Partnership Studentship at Swansea University

Start date: 1 October 2018

 The Human Geography pathway of the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership for Wales (Wales DTP) invites applications for PhD study, with the possibility of being awarded a fully-funded ESRC PhD studentship, available to start in October 2018.

 We welcome applications for both full and part-time study, and the studentship is available as either ‘1+3’ (i.e. one full time year of research training Masters 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. We value diversity and equality at all levels and encourage applications from all sections of the community.

 Supervision

 The studentship is an ‘open’ award. Applicants should consider approaching a potential supervisor before submitting their application to confirm that there is appropriate supervisory capacity and to discuss their draft application. Information on the research interests of staff can be found on the University’s webpages, and you may wish to explore opportunities for co-supervision. A short description of the accredited Digital Economy and Society pathway is available on the ESRC Wales DTP website. 

Eligibility

ESRC studentship is highly competitive. Candidates should have an excellent background in the social sciences, holding a 1st or strong 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.

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

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.

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Benefits

Studentship awards commence in October 2018 and will cover your tuition fees as well as a maintenance grant (currently £14,553 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 provides funding for four years (or part-time equivalent), completing a research training Master's in the 1st year, followed by 3 years research funding for a PhD. A ‘+3’ studentship provides funding for the three years PhD research study only (or part-time equivalent). 

Application

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