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The Wales DTC - Doctoral Training Centre

The Wales DTC

Bangor, Cardiff, Aberystwyth and Swansea Universities are partners in the new all-Wales Doctoral Training Centre (DTC), led by Cardiff University. The aim of this Centre is to train ESRC-funded PhD students across Wales on a range of issues affecting society today.

For the next four years, the all-Wales DTC will offer a certain number of PhD studentships each year. At Bangor, these studentships may be held in the following subject areas:

  • Psychology
  • Bilingualism
  • Economics and Finance

However, all social science doctoral students in Wales will benefit from the closer collaboration across the four institutions.

Bangor University

Established in 1884 and situated in an idyllic setting on the Menai Straits, close to Snowdonia National Park, Bangor University has a long tradition of academic excellence that continues to this day. We have exceptionally high standards across a wide range of subjects, reflecting the University's huge commitment to research and postgraduate expansion.

For 2012 Bangor University is inviting applications for the following ESRC funded studentships:

 

School of Psychology

The School of Psychology at Bangor is one of the country's leading Psychology departments. As a postgraduate in Psychology, you will be working with internationally renowned researchers and making use of superb research facilities.

To see a list of academic staff in the School of Psychology, please visit here.

General enquiries should be addressed to: steph.dolben@bangor.ac.uk

 

ESRC Centre for Research on Bilingualism in Theory & Practice

This prestigious centre was established at Bangor on 1st January 2007 with funding from the ESRC, HEFCW, and the Welsh Assembly Government, and is the first research centre in the UK to focus specifically on bilingualism.

For 2012, we are inviting applications for one studentship award which will fund one of the following options:

One year Masters followed by a three year PhD (1+3)

For those students interested in applying for the 1+3 option, please visit this page to see information about the Masters course in Bilingualism.


A three year PhD (+3)

For those students interested in applying for the +3 option, please visit this page for more information on our Postgraduate Programmes, and this page for information about studying for a Doctorate in Bilingualism.

To see a list of academic staff in the Centre for Research on Bilingualism in Theory & Practice, please visit here.

Enquiries should be addressed to: bilingualism@bangor.ac.uk

 

Bangor Business School

The Bangor Business School at Bangor University is a leading teaching and research-focused business school offering a full range of disciplines from undergraduate to doctoral level. Students are attracted by our reputation for high quality and expertise, particularly in the area of Banking and Financial Services in which Bangor is a leading European centre, which houses one of the largest PhD schools of any business school in the UK.

For 2012, we are inviting applications for two studentship awards at +3 level (a three year PhD) in the area of Banking and Finance.

To view information about the projects available, please click here

Please visit this page for information about studying for a Doctorate in Bangor Business School

Preferred Candidate
We want to attract applications from candidates that achieved a first class honours degree at undergraduate level and obtained a masters’ qualification at distinction level.

For the first studentship we expect applicants to demonstrate a background in one of the following disciplines: economics, banking, finance, and accounting.

For the second studentship we expect applicants to demonstrate a background in one of the following disciplines: economics, and finance.

General enquiries should be addressed to Prof Jon Williams: jon.williams@bangor.ac.uk

 

Value and Eligibility

* The following amounts are indicitave rates only. All figures specified are subject to the award levels of 2012/13 which have yet to be published by the ESRC.

Full awards consist of: a stipend of approx. £13,590pa and a fee contribution of approx. £3,807. Students will also be eligible to apply for a research allowance. Last year (2011/12) the amount up to which each student could apply was £750pa.

Full awards are open to UK nationals and EU students who can satisfy UK residency requirements. To be eligible for the full award, EU nationals mist have been in the UK for at least three years prior to the start of the course for which they are seeking funding. EU nationals who do not meet the above residency requirments are eligible for a fees only award provided that they have been ordinariliy resident in the EU for at least 3 years prior to their proposed programme of study.

For more details on eligibility please visit here.

Studentships are available on a full-time or part-time basis. For further information, including eligibility etc, relating to part-time studentships, please consult the ESRC Postgraduate Funding Guide:

An applicant for 1+3 must be predicted to obtain a first or upper second-class honours degree or equivalent.

For a +3 award applicants must have acheived a level of research training which would allow them to proceed to PhD. This is usually via the attainment of a Masters degree.

*IMPORTANT: The above Schools and Centre may have further specific eligibility requirements for candidates, so please check all the details they provide above and via the links.

 

Application Procedures

The application deadline is 16 April 2012 and we expect to inform applicants of the outcome of their applications in May 2012.

To apply, please complete an on-line University Postgraduate Application Form available here.

For +3 applicants *YOU MUST MAKE CLEAR that you are applying for a 2012 ESRC funded studentship' by writing 'I am applying for a 2012 ESRC funded studentship' then THE PROJECT TITLE in answer to Question 3, under Check list Item 6 '(Are you applying for a Bangor University advertised Research Project or Studentship? If so, please state where you heard about the Research Project or Studentship AND write the full project title here)'

* For 1+3 applicants, YOU MUST MAKE CLEAR in Question 4, Checklist Item 9, that you will finance your studies via the ESRC studentship if successful by writing 'ESRC funded 1+3 studentship'.

School of Psychology and Bangor Business School

In addition to the application form and its requirements, applicants applying to either the School of Psychology or Bangor Business School for an ESRC Funded studentship are required to provide:

* A statement (100-500 words) about your relevant research skills (listing all your relevant skills, such as computer skills, relevant prior experience, the title and a brief description of your graduate study).

* A statement (500-1000 words) about your main focus of research interest, potentially describing some research you have done in the past. Indicate clearly how you think this research interest would fit with the supervisor and / or the research project and with the research environment of either the School of Psychology or Bangor Business School depending on which studentship you are applying for.

ESRC Centre for Research on Bilingualism in Theory & Practice

In addition to the application form and its requirements, applicants applying to the Centre for Research on Bilingualism in Theory & Practice for an ESRC Funded studentship are required to provide:

* A statement (100-500 words) about your relevant research skills (listing all your relevant skills, such as computer skills, relevant prior experience, the title and a brief description of your graduate study).

* A statement (500-1000 words) about your main focus of research interest, potentially describing some research you have done in the past.

The proposal should seek to set out:

  • the proposed research topic
  • the aims of the research and the research questions being asked
  • background to the research
  • how the project will be approached, with particular reference to the methodologies/techniques which might be employed and the sources that might be consulted
  • relevant disciplinary insights
  • the anticipated outcomes from the project
  • how any ethical issues arising from the design or conduct of the research will be addressed
  • how you think this research interest would fit with the supervisor and / or with the research environment of the Centre for Research on Bilingualism in Theory & Practice.

The on-line application form and accompanying documents must be submitted by 16 April 2012.

 

Contact Details

If you would like to discuss your proposed research with the specific supervisor you would like to work with, please contact the supervisor directly. If you have a more general enquiry, please contact the following:

For the School of Psychology: steph.dolben@bangor.ac.uk

For the ESRC Centre for Research on Bilingualism in Theory & Practice: bilingualism@bangor.ac.uk

For Bangor Business School: jon.williams@bangor.ac.uk

 

 

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