Swansea Science Doctoral Training Centre PhD Projects 2019/2020

Swansea Science DTC is a community committed to undertaking world-class research that has a positive impact globally.

PhD Scholarships in Physics: Tuition Fee Reduction for International Candidates: 

Fully-funded Projects:

Self-funded projects:

We have a number of self-funded PhD projects available from five of our subject areas: Biosciences, Computer Science, Geography, Mathematics and Physics.  

Project descriptions can be found in each subject area.

About DTC

Training and Development

Students will (as a part of their professional development) have the opportunity to teach up to 6 hours a week during their tenure. These teaching duties will be remunerated in addition to the studentship stipend.

Swansea University DTC students are offered training by a variety of sources:

Science DTC Training

The Science DTC organises a number of opportunities specifically for its students through regular seminars on themes including: 

  • Interdisciplinary thinking and methods 
  • Research networking 
  • Responsible Innovation and Inquiry
  • Public Engagement and Impact
  • Enterprise and entrepreneurship 
  • Funding your research 
  • Research-led student engagement
  • Communication skills 
  • Diversity and inclusion and science


Topics are reviewed each year and suggestions for new training opportunities welcomed.

Swansea University's Postgraduate Skills Training offers courses and events open to all postgraduate students at Swansea University on generic topics such as:

  • Writing Tools
  • EndNote 
  • N.Vivo 
  • SPSS 
  • LaTeX
  • Data Visualisation
  • Twitter


Please keep checking these pages for scholarship opportunities. Available scholarships are offered with a stipend and fee level equivalent to a Research Council Home/EU studentship.

Find out more

To find out more about the Science Doctoral Training Centre please Dr Bob Laramee or Mrs Sandra Kramcha 

Departmental Training

Departmental Training is targeted at skills for specific disciplines, but are available to all Science DTC students to foster “T” shaped thinking. Opportunities include:

The Joint Visible Lunch / CODAH Seminar

The BioScience Postgraduate Seminar Series 
Topics include training on Social Media, Poster preparation, Writing papers, Peer review, R

BIOM25-Core Science Skills and 
BIOM25B-Science Skills and Research Methods 
Targeted at Bioscience and Geography Students but open to all CoS Students. Topics include: Library and internet resources including WoS, Voyager, Philosophy of science, Experimental design, Ethical issues in science, Plagiarism, Databases and spreadsheets, Presentation skills (Powerpoint and graphics packages), Data analysis with SPSS and R.

BIOM31-Term Papers for Environmental Biology 
Targeted at BioScience and Geography Students but open to all CoS Students. Topics include: scientific literature searches and reviews.

The College of Science Lunchtime Seminar Series 

The PhD in (Data) Visualisation Starter Kit (PVSK)

External training opportunities

We encourage our students to take advantage of external training opportunities during their PhD, such as NERC Advanced Training Short Courses