3-4 Year PhD Studentship: Economics and Social Research Council (ESRC) – South West Doctoral Training Centre (SWDTC) in Health and Wellbeing



The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is currently offering a number of Postgraduate Research funding opportunities http://www.bath.ac.uk/hss/graduate-school/funding/research-funding/ for full-time UK and overseas candidates including:

ESRC SWDTC Studentships in Environment, Energy and Resilience (based in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Bath)

About the South-West Doctoral Training Centre The South West Doctoral Training Centre (SWDTC) is one of the UK’s largest Centres of postgraduate research training for social scientists. It has been formed by the collaboration of the Universities of Bath, Bristol and Exeter and is accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

The SWDTC delivers a number of research training pathways. Each pathway comprises two parts: a one-year MRes programme, followed by the three-year MPhil or PhD research programme (known as the ‘1’ and the ‘+3’ stages respectively).

The Health and Wellbeing pathway Whilst based in the Department for Health, this interdisciplinary pathway can include the following subject areas:

  • Economics
  • Education
  • Psychology
  • Social & Policy Sciences
  • Management

1 Stage: Masters of Research: MRes Health & Wellbeing

+3 Stage: Doctor of Philosophy: PhD Health & Wellbeing

Our Graduate School community The Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences’ dedicated Graduate School provides academic and administrative support before and during your studies at Bath. It creates a great community of 2,000 like-minded postgraduate students to share ideas, learn from and socialise with.

The University offers postgraduate students everything from a dedicated Graduate Centre, to skills training and career advice with the Researcher Development Unit.

Successful Candidates should:

  1. Fulfil the entrance requirements for a Health and Wellbeing PhD (i.e. the +3 route) (see links to specific programmes in the table above) – offers subsequently made may be conditional on you successfully completing the MRes first (i.e. a 1 + 3 route).
  2. Fulfil the ESRC DTC terms and conditions (http://www.bath.ac.uk/hss/pdf/funding-terms-conditions/esrc-swdtc-studentships.pdf)

The ESRC SWDTC Studentship is for UK students and the funding for the 1+3 pathway is for 4 years (3 years for the +3 route). Each year provides:

  • Home/EU tuition fee
  • Stipend of £13,726 (for living expenses) (2014/15 rate to be confirmed)
  • Training Support Grant of £750 per year (for travel, fieldwork etc.)

The ESRC DTC Fees-only Award is for students from EU countries other than the UK and the funding for the 1+3 pathway is for 4 years (3 years for the +3 route). Each year provides:

  • Home/EU tuition fee
  • Training Support Grant of £750 per year (for travel, fieldwork etc.)

Students will need to find alternative sources of funding for living expenses.

How to apply Applicants should apply online to study for a full time PhD in Health and Wellbeing. To apply for this award, please click on the Apply button below.

The application will also ask you to complete a funding request form. Use this to explain your experience and reasons for applying for this studentship.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon (GMT), 13th February 2014.

Enquiries should be addressed to the Faculty Admissions team at [email protected]

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