Scholarships 2021-2022

ESRC Wales DTP General Studentships for the year 2020. (Digital Economy and Society)

  • Program: PhD
  • Award: Fully Funded
  • Closing Date: February 3, 2020


Applications for Ph.D. study are invited to The Digital Economy and Society pathway of the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership for Wales (Wales DTP) which may be the possibility of being awarded as a fully-funded ESRC Ph.D. studentship. The scholarship is available to start in October 2020 at Swansea or Cardiff University.

Applicants who interested in full and part-time study are welcome, and the applicants have a chance to avail as either ‘1+3’ as per choice (i.e. research training for one full time of Masters followed by three years of full-time doctoral study, or as for the part-time equivalent), or ‘+3’ (i.e. three years of full-time doctoral study or as its part-time equivalent), all the programs are depending on the needs of applicants. Encourages applications from all sections of the community, each institution values diversity and equality at all levels and SUPERVISION

These awards of studentships are open. Applicants must consider approaching a potential supervisor before applying to confirm that there is appropriate supervisory capacity within the selected university and must to discuss their application to be draft. All necessary Information’s about the interests in research of staff can be published on your selected university’s web pages, and also you may wish to explore the charming opportunities for co-supervision in between the institutions. However, A short description of the accredited Digital Economy and Society pathway is also published on the ESRC Wales DTP website. The pathway which contacts at every one of the universities maybe helps to advise you. They are:

  • Swansea University Dr. Matthew Roach
  • Cardiff University Professor Mattew Williams

Swansea University

Swansea is the coastal city and county which is officially known as the City and County of Swansea in Wales.


Residential eligibility:
Full awards which consist (fees and maintenance stipend) are now open for UK Nationals and EU students who can satisfy their UK residency requirements. You must be:

  • ordinarily residing in the UK, means there are not any restrictions about how to long you can stay, and
  • Have been ‘ordinarily resident’ in the UK for the period of at least three years prior to the start of the studentship award. This means that you must have been normally residents in the UK (apart from temporary and or the occasional absences), and
  • Not have been residents in the UK wholly and or mainly for the gaining purpose of full-time education. (This does not able to apply to UK nationals and EU nationals who were ordinarily resident in the Eu immediately or before the period over the full-time education).

These scholarships are not open to international candidates Due to funding restrictions.

Academic eligibility:

ESRC studentships are a high level of competition. Candidates must have an excellent background in the field of social sciences, along with with the first and or upper second class degree; applications from those who also have a relevant research training of Master’s degree (or an equivalent background in the research training) will also be considered for a ‘+3’ award.


Full-time ESRC studentship award holders restrict to hold either a full-time job or a permanent based part-time job during the period over their award and also Part-time ESRC studentship award holders not able to hold a full-time job.


Each studentship will provide the full cost of the UK/EU tuition fee and an annual stipend also. There will be an available grant of additional funds for research expenses.

These Studentships awards commence in October 2020 and will cover your tuition fee and also provide a grant of maintenance (currently £15,009 per annum for 2019/20 for full-time students, it will be updated every year) also includes the access to an additional Research of Training Support Grant (RTSG). Studentship holders will be provided the other opportunities and benefits including an allowance of overseas fieldwork (if applicable), internship opportunities, oversea institutional visits, and other small grants are also included.

A ‘1+3’ studentship will be provided funding for the four years (or part-time equivalent), completing a research training Masters in the first year, followed by 3 years of research funding for a Ph.D. A ‘+3’ studentship will be provided the funds for the three years Ph.D. research study only (or part-time equivalent).

How to apply:

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