Swansea granted nine ESRC doctoral studentships

Swansea University has been awarded nine PhD studentships by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Wales Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) for 2013.

These prestigious studentships are expected to attract exceptional students with a first-class or upper second-class honours degree and/or an appropriate master’s degree. The students will join a growing community of postgraduates hosted by the University’s Research Institute for Applied Social Sciences (RIASS).

The PhD studentships are available for the following research areas:

  • Economics
  • Human Geography
  • Language-Based Area Studies
  • Socio-Legal Studies (Criminology)
  • Social Work and Social Care

Professor Judith Phillips, Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor of Swansea University and Director of RIASS, said: ‘We are delighted that the ESRC Wales DTC has awarded a further nine PhD studentships to Swansea for 2013. This investment in the next generation of social science researchers will enable Swansea to continue to attract the highest quality doctoral candidates and will reinforce our thriving social science postgraduate research community.’

For more information on the studentships, funding and how to apply visit: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships/research/