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Masters Excellence Scholarships: up to £500,000 in tuition fee discounts available
Cardiff University is the lead partner in the Economic and Social Research (ESRC) Wales Doctoral Training Centre. As an ESRC-accredited training centre, the Wales Doctoral Training Centre is awarding a number of research studentships to support doctoral research and training.
Each DTC has accredited pathways, onto which 4-year or 3-year studentships are awarded. Cardiff University's pathways are:
At Cardiff University, the following ESRC studentships for an October 2015 entry are currently available:
ESRC Wales DTP Studentships in Social Sciences (Open PhD Studentships)This opportunity consists of 10 open studentships in Social Sciences and the School expects to make doctoral studentship awards in the areas of Criminology, Education, Science and Technology Studies, Social Policy, Social Work and Social Care and Sociology.
Urban ethnographyPublic space, street care and homelessness in a UK capital city.
Communities and Work Young people’s access to employment in disadvantaged communities in Wales.
Social Work/Social Care Adoption and schools.
Health Improvement in Schools Young people’s access to employment in disadvantaged communities in Wales.
Youth e-cigarette useElectronic-cigarette use among young people in Wales: mixed method case-study research.
Experience of Genetic DiseaseLooking the same and different: Growing up with a rare disease and the implications for belonging, identity and self.
Worker's Educational Association in 21st Century Wales The Worker’s Educational Association in Wales in the 21st Century: identity, purposes and practices.
Responding to Wildlife CrimesWildlife Crimes and Responses to them.
Collaborative Online Social Media Observatory (COSMOS)The Collaborative Online Social Media Observatory (COSMOS) and Crowd-Sourcing Social Sensing for Statistical Modelling.
Contemporary Childhoods (PhD Studentships)Three 1+3 or +3 studentships in the area of contemporary childhoods, culture and identity to begin in October 2015.
PhD Language and Communication Research (PhD Studentship)One studentship is available in the field of linguistics, to start October 2015.
Human Rights and the EnvironmentOne studentship is available at the Cardiff School of Law and Politics, in partnership with the Global Network for the Study of Human Rights and the Environment.
One studentship is available at the Cardiff School of Modern Languages and the School of Law and Politics: The Benelux States in the Making of European Financial, Banking and Monetary Union.
EU Maritime Capacity-Building in Africa
One studentship is available at the Cardiff School of Modern Languages and the School of Law and Politics.
ESRC Open Awards in Psychology
Identity of Adopted Adolescents
PhD Economics (PhD Studentship)One fully-funded 4-year ‘2+2’ PhD studentship is available in Economics to commence late September 2015.
PhD Studentships in Management and Business Studies (PhD Studentships)Four fully-funded PhD Studentships in Management and Business Studies, to commence late September 2015.
Management, Employment and Organisation (PhD Studentship)One fully-funded (1+3 or +3) PhD Studentship to begin in late September 2015.
Management and Business Studies (PhD Studentship)One fully-funded ESRC Wales-DTC PhD Studentship in Management and Business to begin in late-September 2015.
Environmental Planning: Low Carbon Planning (PhD Studentship)One PhD Studentship in Environmental Planning available for the 2015/16 academic year.
Environmental Planning: Rewilding (PhD Studentship)One +3 PhD Studentship in Environmental Planning, to commence October 2015.
Environmental Planning: Risk Perception and Climate Change Policy (PhD Studentship)One +3 PhD Studentship in Environmental Planning to begin October 2015.
Environmental Planning: Open Studentships (PhD Studentships)Three 1+3 or +3 Studentships in Environmental Planning, to begin October 2015.
Contact us using our contact form and indicate your interest in ESRC funding if you want to be kept up-to-date with any further studentships that are published under this scheme.
"I have been fortunate in having secured ESRC funding for my Masters and subsequent PhD studies, which has allowed me to live very comfortably and to focus on studying rather than worrying about finances. My home school was very supportive throughout the funding application process, holding information sessions and workshops to deal with the paperwork."
Émilie CrossleyPhD Psychosocial Studies
For further information contact the ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Centre, WalesDTC@cardiff.ac.uk
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