Swansea Science Doctoral Training Centre

Swansea Science is a community committed to doing world-class research that has a positive impact globally.  In October 2016, we will launch the Science Doctoral Training Centre to foster a growing, vibrant community of PhD students across the College. This community will be a key dynamic in our drive to be the most creative place to do science globally.

The DTC will provide a competitive advantage to our postgraduate researchers, preparing them for industry and academe that increasingly looks for "T" shaped thinkers: deeply skilled in a discipline but who can connect broadly with others.

About DTC

Training and Development

Every Science postgraduate researcher is encouraged to take part in the programme of activities organised by the Science DTC

Other candidate training seminar topics include:

  • Interdisciplinary thinking and methods 
  • Research networking 
  • Responsible Innovation and Inquiry
  • Public Engagement and Impact
  • Enterprise and entrepreneurism 
  • Funding your research 
  • Research-led student engagement
  • Communication skills 
  • Diversity and inclusion and science


For the  inaugural cohort of students for the Science DTC, the College will be supporting up to 25 studentships with a stipend and fee level equivalent to a Research Council Home/EU studentship.  Some studentships have already been awarded but we still have opportunities open.

Specific projects are listed here and we also have an open call (see "How to Apply").  Deadlines for specific projects are indicated, and to be considered for funding in the open call you must apply by 30 June 2016.

Students will (as a part of their professional development) have the opportunity to teach up to 6 hours a week during their tenure. These teaching duties will be remunerated in addition to the studentship stipend.

How to Apply

At this time, we welcome proposals relevant to Biosciences, Computer Science, Geography, Mathematics and Physics that are within the EPSRC remit (see: https://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/howtoapply/basics/remit/).

Current research areas can be found on the departmental research pages:

Applicants must complete and submit the following documentation by 30 June 2016.

In addition to this open call, we are advertising a number of more focussed project areas.  There will be a separate application process for these opportunities (please see this list).  

To apply for a studentship, please download the research scholarship application form and return it to the College of Science with the following:

  • Academic References – all scholarship applications require two supporting references to be submitted. Please ensure that your chosen referees are aware of the funding deadline, as their references form a vital part of the evaluation process. Please either include these with your scholarship application or ask your referees to send them directly to science-scholarships@swansea.ac.uk
  • Academic Transcripts and Degree Certificates – academic transcripts and degree certificates must be submitted along with the scholarship application by the funding deadline. We will be using these to verify your academic qualifications.
  • A recent CV
  • A 1000 word project proposal:
    • Identifying the issue you wish to study
    • Explaining why it is significant
    • Describing the research design and methodology
    • A short list of indicative references
  • Under Item 2 “Scholarship Details” on the research scholarship application form, please put “Swansea Science DTC “ followed by the subject area, eg Biosciences, Computer Science.

Wherever possible, we encourage candidates to make contact with an academic member of staff who has expressed  an interest in supervising their project.  

Please email the documents to science-scholarships@swansea.ac.uk or post them to:

Recruitment and Marketing Team
College of Science
Wallace Building
Swansea University
Singleton Park
Swansea SA2 8PP

Find Out More

To find out more about the Science Doctoral Training Centre please Dr Bob Laramee or Mrs Sandra Kramcha 

Postgraduate Skills Training at Swansea University

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