Swansea Science Doctoral Training Centre

Swansea Science is a community committed to world-class research that has a positive impact globally. The Science Doctoral Training Centre fosters a growing, vibrant community of PhD students. This community is a key dynamic in our drive to be the most creative place to do science.

The DTC provides 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.

Available Funded Projects:

Physics: Fully-funded Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) PhD Scholarship 2021/22: Holography, Boundary Conformal Field Theory, and the Black Hole Information Paradox (closing date: 14 March 2021)

Chemistry: Fully-funded College of Science, Faculty of Science and engineering PhD Scholarship: The chemical biology of mismatch DNA (closing date: 31 March 2021)

Biosciences: Fully-funded College of Science, Faculty of Science and Engineering PhD Scholarship - Keeping pace with climate change: A global assessment of range shift dynamics of birds of prey (closing date: 31 March 2021)

Chemistry: Fully-funded Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) PhD Scholarship 2021/22: Design and development of organic semiconducting materials for solar cells (closing date: 4 April 2021)

Computer Science: UKRI CDT fully-funded Scholarships in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Advanced Computing

Self-Funded Projects:

We have a number of self-funded PhD projects available from the following subject areas: Biosciences, Computer Science, Geography, Mathematics and Physics.  

Project descriptions can be found in each subject area.


Departmental Training is targeted at skills for specific disciplines, but are available to all Science DTC students to foster “T” shaped thinking. Opportunities include:

The Joint Visible Lunch / CODAH Seminar

The BioScience Postgraduate Seminar Series 
Topics include training on Social Media, Poster preparation, Writing papers, Peer review, R

BIOM25-Core Science Skills and 
BIOM25B-Science Skills and Research Methods 
Targeted at Bioscience and Geography Students but open to all CoS Students. Topics include Library and internet resources including WoS, Voyager, Philosophy of science, Experimental design, Ethical issues in science, Plagiarism, Databases and spreadsheets, Presentation skills (Powerpoint and graphics packages), Data analysis with SPSS and R.

BIOM31-Term Papers for Environmental Biology 
Targeted at BioScience and Geography Students but open to all CoS Students. Topics include scientific literature searches and reviews.

The College of Science Lunchtime Seminar Series

External Training is encouraged so that our students can take advantage of opportunities during their PhD, such as NERC Advanced Training Short Courses