|UK Students, EU Students, International Students
|1st December 2023
|12th January 2024
Funding providers: ESRC Wales Graduate School for the Social Sciences (WGSSS) and Swansea University
Subject areas: WGSSS ESRC studentship Social Policy/Social Care 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.
Social Policy sits within the School of Social Sciences, and the Department of Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy. The Department is also home to the Centre for Social Change, which hosts regular seminars by both Swansea academics, collaborators and other academics across the globe. Swansea University hosts the ESRC Administrative Data Research Centre (Wales), which facilitates access to linked, de-identified administrative data in a secure environment.
Social Care and Social Work sits within the School of Health and Social Care, and is home to the award-winning DEEP initiative, devoted to devising new forms of participatory evidence-gathering, in ways suited to informing policy.
The Social Policy and Social Work teams are interested in supervising PhD work across the domains of the subjects.
Students following a ‘1+3’ route will undertake the MSc Social Research Methods course that develops a breadth of methodological capacity as well as having specialist modules and a supervised dissertation that is more subject-specific. Students will predominately be based at Swansea University, although will be invited to attend Wales DTP events at other locations in Wales. Throughout the PhD, all Wales DTP students come together for joint workshops, residential courses, and annual conferences. In these, and other events, students may work and present alongside established researchers.
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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