Various Subject Areas: Swansea University Research Excellence Scholarships 2020

  • Phd
  • Full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a stipend
  • 8 January 2020

Swansea University is pleased to offer, as part of its centenary celebrations, its third cohort of fully funded Research Excellence Scholarships for full time doctoral study, commencing in October 2020.
Six academic Colleges and Schools are participating in the scheme through thirty research projects.
Up to fourteen scholarships are available. Each includes tuition fees at the home/EU rate, a stipend, reviewed annually, at the UKRI standard rate, and an annual training allowance to support immersive training experiences such as engagement with industry, international collaborative opportunities and cohort building. Each scholarship is offered for a maximum period of three years, with submission of the thesis expected within that timescale.
The award of a Swansea University Research Excellence Scholarship is conditional upon applicants holding or achieving a first class honours degree and/or a distinction at Masters’ level.
The 30 projects are:
College of Arts and Humanities
  • SURES2001A: PhD in Media and/or Politics
  • SURES2002A: PhD in History and Classics
  • SURES2003A: Transnational Identities: PhD in Welsh and/or Modern Languages, Translation and Interpreting
  • SURES2004A: Exploring School and System Reform in Wales: PhD in Education
  • SURES2005A: Understanding the Past and Knowledge for the Future: PhD in English Literature, Creative Writing and Applied Linguistics

College of Human and Health Sciences
  • SURES2006H: A mixed-methods study to co-design with the public interventions and resources, which improve understanding and awareness of Antimicrobial Resistance
  • SURES2007H: Modelling the Treatment Relapse of Avoidance
  • SURES2008H: Play provision for children in health and hospital contexts
  • SURES2009H: Does resonance frequency breathing improve the mental health of University students?
  • SURES2010H: Safer Medicines Management: a feasibility study of an electronic polypharmacy Adverse Drug Reaction (e-pADRe) Profile in General Practices

Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law
  • SURES2011L: The ‘War on Drugs’ and the global rise of Authoritarianism
  • SURES2012L: Understanding shifts in Welsh youth justice: from punitivism to progressive public health and welfare-informed approaches
  • SURES2013L: The Legal Protection of Peatlands in Wales
  • SURES2014L: Safeguarding the Special Qualities of National Parks
  • SURES2015L: Gender in the Online Far Right: Mapping Transnational Linkages and Fractures

School of Management
  • SURES2016MA: Factors influencing open innovation and SME resilience in the UK Life Science sector
  • SURES2017MA: Value co-creation on healthcare
  • SURES2018MA: Solvency II Versus Risk Based Capital Adequacy Regulation – Do the effects differ?
  • SURES2019MA: Investigation of the relationship between air quality and tourism activity
  • SURES2020MA: Responding to the Climate Emergency – The Role of Travel

Swansea University Medical School
  • SURES2021ME: Deciphering cellular signalling deterioration during the transition from health-to-disease in networks of stem-cell derived cardiac cells
  • SURES2022ME: Understanding multiple sclerosis: Neurotoxic astrocytes as drivers of disease severity
  • SURES2023ME: Stress Impact on Endometriosis: A precision medicine approach based on molecular biomarkers and qualitative data
  • SURES2024ME: Investigation of the immunological changes in the tumour microenvironment that occur as a result of bacterial cancer therapy
  • SURES2025ME: Development of a novel blood test for early cancer detection

College of Science
  • SURES2026S: PhD studentship in Physical Sciences
  • SURES2027S: PhD studentship in Biosciences
  • SURES2028S: PhD studentship in Geography
  • SURES2029S: PhD studentship in Chemistry
  • SURES2030S: PhD studentship in Computer Science or Mathematics

Applications comprise five (5) discrete elements (please see details and notes below). The deadline for submission of completed applications is 12.00 (midday), Wednesday, 8 January 2020. Applicants should be aware, Colleges and Schools’ shortlisting panels are expected to sit between 28 January and 11 February 2020. Shortlisting panels may contact candidates within this period. Interview panels are expected to sit between 24 February and 6 March 2020.
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This award is open to applicants who are eligible to pay tuition fees at the Home/EU rate as identified by UKCISA fee regulations Wales.
Applicants must meet the entry requirements for Swansea University Research Excellence Scholarships by no later than 30/09/2020:
1\. Have attained, or expect to attain, a first class honours degree and/or a distinction at master’s level.
If you are currently studying for a master’s level qualification with an award date after 01/10/2020 you should hold a minimum of an upper second class (2:1) honours degree. You should be able to demonstrate a pass with a minimum grade average of at least 70% for your part-one master’s degree modules and submit your dissertation by no later than 30/09/2020.
2\. If applicable, English language competencies of IELTS 6.5 overall (with at least 6.5 in each individual component) or Swansea University recognised equivalent. We will also accept English in the this list of school leaving qualifications.


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A Swansea University Research Excellence Scholarship comprises three elements:
  • Fees: Full-time tuition fees at the UK/EU rate;
  • Stipend: A tax-free stipend, reviewed annually, at the UKRI standard rate, for the relevant academic year; and a
  • Training allowance: Up to £1,000 per annum (to a maximum of £3,000) is available as a contribution towards costs relating to immersive training experiences, engagement with industry or international/national collaborative opportunities.


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