Research Scholarships

Law/Criminology: Swansea University Research Excellence Scholarships 2019

Closing date: 4 January 2019

Key Information

Swansea University Research Excellence Scholarships (SURES)

Swansea University is pleased to offer up to sixteen fully funded scholarships for full time doctoral study on a Swansea University single award degree, commencing in October 2019, supported by its flagship Swansea University Research Excellence Scholarships Scheme (SURES).

Seven academic Colleges/Schools are participating in the scheme through 33 individual projects.

Swansea University Research Excellence Scholarships include fees at Home/EU rate and a maintenance stipend at UKRI rates, each for a maximum period of three years. In addition, the sum of up to £1,000 per annum is available to support immersive training experiences, engagement with industry, international collaborative opportunities and cohort building.

The award of a scholarship is conditional upon the recipient achieving either a first class honours degree and/or a distinction at Masters’ level.

All applications must include a structured research proposal for the chosen project. Applications submitted without a research proposal will not be considered.

Swansea University’s PGR Scholarships Sub-Committee will be responsible for appointing students to SURES.

Start date: October 2019

( SURESHRCSL01 ) The International Criminal Court and the Crime of Aggression: An Uncertain Future for the 'Supreme International Crime’ 
Contact: Dr Yvonne McDermott Rees (yvonne.mcdermottrees@swansea.ac.uk)

( SURESHRCSL02 ) Devolution and UK Constitutional Principles
Contact: Professor Tim Jones (t.h.jones@swansea.ac.uk) and Dr Tom Hannant (t.w.hannant@swansea.ac.uk)

SURESHRCSL03 ) Argumentation for Judicial Decision Support
Contact: Dr Adam Wyner (a.z.wyner@swansea.ac.uk) and Dr Yvonne McDermott Rees (yvonne.mcdermottrees@swansea.ac.uk)

( SURESHRCSL04 ) Global Health Governance and Antimicrobial Stewardship
Contact: Professor A. M. Viens and Professor Karen Morrow (k.morrow@swansea.ac.uk)

( SURESHRCSL05 ) The Role of Historical Narratives in Extremist Proganda
Contact: Dr Alastair Reed (alastair.reed@swansea.ac.uk) and Professor Stuart Macdonald (s.macdonald@swansea.ac.uk)

Eligibility

  • Applicants should have (or expect to obtain) a first class honours degree (or equivalent) and/or distinction at Master's.
  • Applicants, who are yet to complete their qualification, should attach transcripts to evidence their progress towards achieving either a first class honours degree or a distinction at Master's.
  • Applicants who hold degrees from a non UK University should attach academic transcripts and certificates.
  • Where applicants have multiple standalone Master's Degrees, a distinction must be achieved in that most relevant to their intended doctoral degree.

Due to funding restrictions, the scholarships are available to UK/EU students only. Applicants liable for overseas fees are not eligible to apply.

Funding

Each scholarship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus an annual stipend at the UKRI rate (to be confirmed for 2019/20) for three years. The current 2018/19 stipend is £14,777 per annum. 

There will also be up to £1,000 per annum available to support immersive training experiences, engagement with industry, international collaborative opportunities and cohort building.

How to Apply

Applicants should apply online via http://www.swansea.ac.uk/applyonline/.

Applicants should be careful to select the appropriate scholarship code (e.g. SURESHRCSL01, SURESHRCSL02) on page 3 of the online application form:

  1. Go to page 3 of the application form, ‘Course Choice Details’.
  2. ‘Course Type’ – Select ‘Postgraduate’.
  3. ‘Study Mode’ – Select ‘Full-Time’.
  4. ‘Programme Type’ – Select Ph.D.
  5. Select appropriate ‘SURES’ scholarship code from ‘Course’ drop down menu as indicated above.

All applications must be accompanied by a structured research proposal, to include the following sections:

  1. Project Title
  2. Aims and Objectives
  3. Literature Review
  4. Research Methodology
  5. Expected Outcomes

Research proposals should be a maximum of 2,000 words, in addition to a bibliography.

The deadline for applications is Friday, 4 January 2019.

Applicants should be aware, College/School shortlisting panels are expected to sit between 21 January and 8 February 2019. Shortlisting panels may contact candidates within this period. Interview panels are expected to sit in the week commencing 4 March 2019.

General enquiries on the scholarship scheme may be sent to Dr Vivienne Jenkins (pgrsures@swansea.ac.uk).