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:

Controlling and studying rotational quantum states of molecules during molecule-surface collisions (closing date: 31 July 2019)

EPSRC Scholarships in Mathematics and Computer Science (closing date: 15 July  2019)

EPSRC Scholarships in Mathematics and Computer ScienceFully-funded Scholarship in Theoretical Physics

(open until filled)

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

Physics International PhD Scholarships 2019/2020 (start date 1 October 2019) (tuition fee reduction)

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.

Training

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