|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||This scholarship covers the full cost of tuition fees and an annual stipend at UKRI rate (currently £18,622 for 2023/24).|
|Placed On:||21st November 2023|
|Closes:||12th January 2024|
Funding providers: ESRC Wales Graduate School for the Social Sciences (WGSSS) and Swansea University
Subject areas: WGSSS ESRC studentship Data Science, Health and Wellbeing pathway
This studentship is an ‘open’ award. Applicants must approach a potential supervisor before submitting their application to confirm that there is appropriate supervisory capacity within the University and to discuss their draft application. Information on the research interests of our staff can be found on the Swansea University webpages.
The pathway combines observational, descriptive, and trials-based methods with large population-scale datasets to provide evidence on societies most pressing health challenges. Research informs evidence-based policy making to support people to make healthy lifestyle choices and/or to live better with illness and disability. More specifically, it examines the built and social environment and the impact that these have on multiple health and/or social outcomes. For example, a project may characterise the housing or school travel environment, and investigate the impact on injuries, mental health and educational outcomes; or shifting ageing and family-size demographics in relation to the epidemiology of chronic health conditions to address the pressing issue of the ‘care -gap’. Projects may use a range of methodologies, from observational to computational and population-level modelling. Such projects and associated methods are made possible through the linkage of administrative and health data, increasing demand for suitably qualified doctoral researchers capable of applying a mix of methods to complex social science problems.
If your application requires the use of data from the SAIL Databank you must register your proposed project with the SAIL Scoping team here.
This scoping must be undertaken before you submit your application.
To receive ESRC studentship funding, you must have qualifications or experience equal to an honours degree at a first or upper second-class level, or a master's from a UK academic research organisation.
Students with non-traditional academic backgrounds are also welcome to apply.
WGSSS studentships are available to home and international students.
Please visit our website for more information on eligibility.
This scholarship covers the full cost of tuition fees and an annual stipend at UKRI rate (currently £18,622 for 2023/24).
Additional research expenses will also be available.
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