|UK Students, EU Students, International Students
|£18,622 p.a. 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
|6th December 2023
|12th January 2024
Funding providers: ESRC Wales Graduate School for the Social Sciences (WGSSS) and Swansea University
Subject areas: WGSSS ESRC studentship Empirical Studies in Law and Criminology pathway
The ESRC Wales DTP, has for many years, supported postgraduate research at Swansea University by awarding applicants funded studentships through its annual competition. Applicants will be supported by a dedicated team of postgraduate research professionals and supervised by highly experienced academics in either Criminology or Law.
Criminology sits within the School of Social Sciences, adding complementary interdisciplinarity in legal studies, the Wales Observatory on Human Rights of Children and Young People, the Centre for Social Change, and the collaborative Centre for Criminal Justice and Criminology (CCJC). The CCJC undertakes interdisciplinary empirical research on areas including youth justice policy, drug policies and criminality, policing, sports criminology, sex work, crimes of the powerful, the political economy of crime in the Global South, maritime security and crime, terrorism and cybercrime. Swansea University also hosts the ESRC Administrative Data Research Centre (Wales), which facilitates access to linked, de-identified administrative data in a secure environment.
The School of Law is located within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences providing a unique setting within which to conduct empirical or socio-legal research connecting with law the concerns and methods of social science. Swansea’s School of Law has an active and vibrant research culture including: CCJC; Cyber Threats Research Centre (CYTREC); Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law (IISTL); Observatory on Human Rights of Children; and the Governance and Human Rights Research Group. Previously the School has supported studentships across a wide range of sub-disciplines, including: public and constitutional law; legal education; human rights; disability law; asylum law; tort law; environmental law; European Union law and governance; family law; perceptions of risk in third sector sporting clubs; banking and environmental risk; comparative Welsh/English housing law/policy; and constitutional perspectives on Welsh Devolution.
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.
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