Swansea University/College of Science Fully-funded PhD Scholarship 2018/2019

Closing date for applications: 10 April 2019

Start date:  1 July 2019

Supervisor: Dr Deb Roy, Department of Chemistry, College of Science

Project overview

Swansea University is seeking a top-class candidate to undertake a PhD studentship in the field of scalable advanced nano-materials. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work in interdisciplinary and dynamic research environment. The project will have the scope to work on synthesis as well as developing macro and nanoscale spectroscopic methods including micro-Raman and tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy with the aim of understanding exotic properties at the nanoscale. You will be based at the Department of Chemistry, and work in a dynamic collaborative environment internally with the Centre for Nano Health, Swansea Medical School, Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating and industry partners, and externally with collaborators abroad. Such research will enable a developing future variety of chemical processes that are deemed difficult or impossible with the current technologies.

Swansea University strongly encourages research collaboration worldwide and there may be opportunities for short term secondment in internationally leading laboratories abroad. This opportunity also provides a substantial tax free stipend equivalent to many graduate jobs.

Relevant web links: Centre for Nano Health http://www.swansea.ac.uk/medicine/research/researchfacilities/nanohealth/

Department of Chemistry


For informal enquiries, please contact Deb Roy at deb.roy@swansea.ac.uk

Academic Requirements:

Applicants should have a minimum of a 2.1 undergraduate degree and/or a Master's degree with Merit (or equivalent qualification) in Chemistry, Materials Science, Physics, Engineering or related discipline.

For candidates whose first language is not English, we require IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in each component) or equivalent. Please visit our website for a list of acceptable English language tests. We prefer candidates to have already met the English Language requirements at the point of application, although this is not a requirement.

Residency Criteria:

This PhD scholarship is open to UK/EU applicants, or applicants with indefinite leave to remain in the UK.

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. 


This is a three-year scholarship covering UK/EU tuition fees and standard UK postgraduate research living stipend.  The current stipend for 2018/2019 is £14,777.

How to apply:

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

To apply for this 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
  • 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.

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

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College of Science
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Swansea University
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Swansea SA2 8PP