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



Swansea Science DTC is a community committed to undertaking world-class research that has a positive impact globally.  

We have a number of fully-funded PhD scholarships for 2017/2018 entry.  These are competitively-funded scholarships from five of our subject areas: Biosciences, Computer Science, Geography, Mathematics and Physics.  

Closing date for applications:  30 April 2017


These are three year fully-funded scholarships, open to UK/EU candidates, which include an annual stipend of £14,553 plus full UK/EU tuition fees. 

Applications from overseas candidates are welcome, but candidates would be required to pay the difference between the UK/EU tuition fees and the overseas tuition fees.  


Candidates must have a First, Upper Second Class Honours (or equivalent) or a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline.  Informal enquiries before the deadline are welcome by emailing the project supervisor.

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.


Specific self-funded projects are listed here.


How to Apply


Closing date for applications:  30 April 2017

Candidates should only apply for one project.

Candidates must complete and submit the following documentation by the stated deadline.

To apply for this scholarship, 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.
  • CV – please include a recent CV
  • Candidates should use the ‘Supplementary Personal Statement’ section of the application form to explain why the award they are applying for particularly matches their skills and experience and how they would choose to develop the project.  Candidates are also required to identify the supervisor associated with their project explicitly in their application.

Please include the project code and title in your email subject header, eg: “DTC BIO 1 - Animal colouration in 3-D PhD scholarship application”.

All successful candidates are required to participate in the Swansea Science DTC training activities throughout their degree.

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

There are numerous training and related activities happening at Swansea University: