Digital Economy and Society: ESRC Wales DTP General Studentship 2021 at Swansea
- Full cost of tuition fees, plus a stipend
- 3 February 2021
Digital Economy and Society: ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Partnership General Studentship 2021: A Collaboration between Swansea University and Cardiff University
The Digital Economy and Society 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 2021 at Swansea or Cardiff University.
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. Each institution values diversity and equality at all levels and encourages applications from all sections of the community.
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 chosen university and to discuss their draft application. Information on the research interests of staff can be found on your chosen university’s webpages and you may wish to explore opportunities for co-supervision between institutions. A short description of the accredited Digital Economy and Society pathway is available on the ESRC Wales DTP website. The pathway contact at each of the universities may be able to advise you further. They are:
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.
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.
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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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).
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