ESRC South West Doctoral Training Centre (SWDTC) PhD Studentships


We are delighted to announce the availability of 41 fully-funded studentships in the ESRC accredited South West Doctoral Training Centre (SWDTC). The SWDTC draws together the Universities of Bristol, Exeter and Bath. These have a strong track record in advancing knowledge through high quality research and teaching in partnership with business, professions, the public services, the third sector and other research and learning providers.

Applications are invited from potential doctoral students for the following disciplinary pathways:

● Area and Development Studies
● Economic and Social History
● Economics
● Education
● Human Geography
● Management and Business Studies
● Political Science and International Studies
● Psychology
● Social Policy
● Social Work
● Socio-legal Studies
● Sociology

Studentships are also available in a further five interdisciplinary pathways:

● Advanced Quantitative Methods in Social Science and Health (AQM)
● Environment, Energy and Resilience
● Global Political Economy: Transformations and Policy Analysis
● Health and Wellbeing
● Security, Conflict and Justice

The closing date for studentship applications is 5pm on Thursday 13th February 2014.  Applications are invited at Bristol, Bath and Exeter.  For more information please visit :

Bath  http://www.bath.ac.uk/hss/graduate-school/funding/research-funding/

Bristol http://www.bristol.ac.uk/fssl/swdtc.html

Exeter http://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/research/dtp/swdtc/