Human Geography: ESRC Wales DTP General Studentships
- Full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a stipend
- 3 February 2020
Human Geography: ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Partnership General Studentships: A collaboration between Aberystwyth, Cardiff and Swansea Universities
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 2020 at Aberystwyth, Cardiff or Swansea University.
We welcome applications for both full and part-time study, and studentships are 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. 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 Human Geography pathway is available on the ESRC Wales DTP website. The pathway contact at each of the universities may be able to advise you. They are:
- Aberystwyth University Dr. Gareth Hoskins
- Cardiff University Professor Mark Jayne
- Swansea University Dr. Angharad Closs-Stephens
**Full awards (fees plus maintenance stipend) are open to UK Nationals and EU students who can satisfy UK residency requirements. You must:
- be ordinarily resident in the UK, meaning there are no restrictions on how long you can stay, and
- have been 'ordinarily resident' in the UK for at least three years prior to the start of the studentship grant. This means you must have been normally residing in the UK (apart from temporary or occasional absences), and
- not have been residing in the UK wholly or mainly for the purpose of full-time education. (This does not apply to UK nationals and EU nationals who were ordinarily resident in the EU immediately before the period of full-time education).
Due to funding restrictions, these scholarships are not open to international candidates.
**ESRC studentships are highly competitive. Candidates should have an excellent background in the social sciences, holding a 1st or 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-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.
Each studentship provides the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees and an annual stipend. There will be additional funds available for research expenses.
Studentship awards commence in October 2020 and will cover your tuition fees as well as provide a maintenance grant (currently £15,009 per annum for 2019/20 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 Masters 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).
Please visit our website for more information.
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