Data Science: ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Partnership PhD Studentship: Health and Wellbeing

  • Phd
  • 1 February 2017

Swansea University Medical School (Data Science), supported by the ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Partnership, invite applications from exceptional candidates for PhD study with the possibility of being awarded a fully-funded ESRC DTP studentship in the area of social and data science. Data Science is an internationally recognised department for the quality of their research and provides an outstanding environment for postgraduate research study. The University values diversity and equality at all levels and encourages applications from all sectors of the community. We welcome applications for both full and part-time study, with studentships available as either 1+3 (one year full time research training Master's + three years full-time Doctoral study, or part-time equivalent) or +3 (three years full-time Doctoral study, or part-time equivalent), with the opportunity where appropriate for co-supervision across institutions.


Academic Eligibility

ESRC studentships are highly competitive; candidates should have an excellent academic background in the social sciences, holding at least a 1st or strong upper 2nd class degree in a relevant subject area. To be eligible for a +3 only award, candidates must hold a relevant research training Master’s degree (or hold an equivalent background in research training). Full awards (fees plus maintenance stipend) are open to UK Nationals and EU students who can satisfy UK residency requirements.

Residential Eligibility

To be eligible for a full award (stipend and fees), you must:
  • Have settled status in the UK, meaning there are no restrictions on how long you can stay.
  • Have been ‘ordinarily resident’ in the UK for three years prior to the start of the studentship. This means you must have been normally residing in the UK (apart from temporary or occasional absences).
  • Not have been residing in the UK wholly or mainly for the purpose of full-time education. This does not apply to UK and EU nationals.

To be eligible for a fees-only award, you must be ordinarily resident in an EU member state, in the same way that UK students must be ordinarily resident in the UK.


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Full studentships cover the cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a tax-free maintenance grant (£14,296 per annum for 2016/2017 for full-time students, updated each year). An additional £750 per annum is normally available for research expenses.


Please visit the website for more details on how to apply for this studentship.

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