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ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Centre

Cardiff University is the lead partner in the Economic and Social Research (ESRC) Wales Doctoral Training Centre. As an ESRC-accredited training centre, the Wales Doctoral Training Centre is awarding a number of research studentships to support doctoral research and training.

Each DTC has accredited pathways, onto which 4-year or 3-year studentships are awarded. Cardiff University's pathways are:

  • Economics
  • Empirical Studies in Law
  • Environmental Planning
  • Human Geography
  • Journalism and Democracy
  • Language Based Area Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management and Business Studies
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences, including Criminology, Education, Science and Technology Studies, Sociology, Social Policy, Social Work and Social Care.

At Cardiff University, the following ESRC studentships are currently available:

Contact us using our contact form and indicate your interest in ESRC funding if you want to be kept up-to-date with any further studentships that are published under this scheme. Alternatively, like us on Facebook and/or follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with available funding.

Emilie Crossley

"I have been fortunate in having secured ESRC funding for my Masters and subsequent PhD studies, which has allowed me to live very comfortably and to focus on studying rather than worrying about finances. My home school was very supportive throughout the funding application process, holding information sessions and workshops to deal with the paperwork."

Émilie Crossley
PhD Psychosocial Studies

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How to apply

For further information contact the ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Centre,

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