Scholarships, Studentships & Bursaries

University Level Funding

(Y Werin Legacy Fund)

The scholarship shall be of the same value as a University Postgraduate Studentship, subject to available funds. The candidate must pursue a scheme of study for a postgraduate research degree in Arts or in Science at Bangor University.

The Price Davies Scholarships (which also incorporates the Price Davies Entrance Scholarships) are provided from the income of a bequest made to the University of Wales in 1900 by the late Mr Price Davies of Leeds.

Eligibility

  • The candidate must pursue a scheme of study for a postgraduate degree in Arts or in Science at Bangor University.
  • A candidate who, in the opinion of the Senate of the Bangor University, is the most meritorious on the grounds of their performance in the degree examinations

Additional Information

  • The scholarship shall be of the same value as a University Postgraduate Studentship, subject to available funds
  • The scholarships shall be tenable for one academic year from the date of the award but may be renewed for a second and third academic year, proportionate and subject to available funds
  • Applications should be submitted to the Doctoral School (pgr@bangor.ac.uk) no later than 31st August 2023.

Application Form

 

(Y Werin Legacy Fund)

The scholarship offers up to £1,500 to support talented graduates from Welsh Universities with an interest in language, literature, history and antiquities of Wales.

Further information and application

(Y Werin Legacy Fund)

The Llewelyn Williams Postgraduate Studentship enables research in Welsh History, including Welsh laws and economic aspects of Welsh life. The scholarship offers up to £7,000 to support talented History, Law and Economics graduates with an interest in postgraduate research in a Welsh University.

Further information and application

(Y Werin Legacy Fund)

The scholarship offers up to £2,000 to support talented graduates from Welsh Universities with an interest in Journalism or International Affairs.

Further information and application

Bangor University is a member of the Athena SWAN Gender Equality charter and as such committed to gender equality and diversity, and to creating and promoting an inclusive culture for staff and students at all levels. The Inclusive Bangor scholarships are to support graduating students in continuing their studies at Bangor - particularly in areas where our student numbers show an underrepresentation of certain groups. These Scholarships are for a masters degree (taught or by research) in any discipline. One scholarship per College will be awarded.

What’s included?

Payment towards tuition fees for one-year taught or research postgraduate Masters (or for two years if studying part-time). This will be capped at £9,500.  

For more information please contact: athenaswan@bangor.ac.uk

UK Students (excluding students from Wales* and NHS funded*) may be eligible for a Postgraduate Access Bursary if they were in receipt of one of the following as an undergraduate student during the 2022-23 academic year, or if they were unemployed immediately before starting a postgraduate course at Bangor University:

  • Means Tested Maintenance Grant
  • Means Tested Maintenance Loan
  • an Estrangement Bursary
  • a Care Experienced Bursary
  • Job Seekers Allowance / Income Support / Universal Credit

Students must be able to provide evidence that they were in receipt of one of these grants, bursaries or benefits.

A bursary of £1000 will be awarded to:

  • students who as an undergraduates in 2022-23 received the maximum means tested funding.
  • students who were unemployed immediately before starting their postgraduate studies.

A bursary of £500 will be awarded:

  • to students who as an undergraduate in 2022-23 received a partial means tested funding.

For more information and to request and application form, contact the Money Support Unit.

*Students from Wales are entitled to a minimum £1,000 grant from the Welsh Government.

 

Bangor's Sports Scholarship scheme aims to recognise and support sporting excellence and achievement. The Scholarships, which are worth up to £3,000 a year, aren't limited to any particular sport or to students on any specific courses.

More information

Structural Funding 

Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships (KESS 2) provides opportunities for funded PhD and Research Masters study in collaboration with an active business or company partner. It is supported by European Social Funds (ESF) through the Welsh Government and involves all universities in Wales, led by Bangor University.

Scholarship vacancies can be found here.

External

Fitness Savvy Scholarships

Further information

Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust Postgraduate Bursaries

Further information

Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding

The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Online is all about alternative sources of funding - especially charities - which can make awards (fees, maintenance, research costs) to any student regardless of subject or nationality.

The Alternative Guide Online contains a huge database of funding opportunities, comprehensive guidance, and numerous tools to help you prepare a winning grant application. To assist our students, Bangor University has purchased a licence to the Guide, and so it’s free for all Bangor students and staff to use! Login Now!

If you are a prospective student who has applied to Bangor University, please email to get an access PIN.

FindaMasters.com Scholarship

Masters scholarship on offer from FindAMasters.com. Available for all subject areas at any university currently listed on FindAMasters.com. Register now.

FindaPhD.com Scholarship

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Other Scholarships and Endowments

Loans

PostgraduateStudentships.co.uk

  • PostgraduateStudentships.co.uk is a website that brings together all the different types of funding for intending postgraduates in one place, so you can view funding from general sources alongside university opportunities and funding.

Postgrad Solutions Bursary

Postgrad Solutions now offer 15 bursaries across a number of subject areas. Click here to apply.

Bangor University are delighted to offer fully funded Wales Graduate School for the Social Sciences (WGSSS) (ESRC DTP) studentships starting in October 2024 in the following pathway subject areas.

  1.  Bilingualism/Linguistics
  2. Psychology
  3. Sport and Exercise Science
  4. Criminology and Law
  5. Sociology/Science and Technology Studies
  6. Data Science, Health and Wellbeing
  7. Education
  8. Social Work, Social Care, and Social Policy
  9. Economics
  10. Management and Business
  11. Environmental Planning

Duration of study: 

The duration study is dependent on prior research experience and training needs which will be assessed by completing an Initial Development Needs Analysis (Initial DNA) at the application stage and a Full DNA prior to award if successful.

Durations of study may vary from - 3.5 to 4.5 years full time (or part time equivalent).

This may include:

  • a 1+3.5 programme – support for a research training masters and PhD, particular where indicated by the WGSSS’s EDI and Widening Participation goals
  • in the case of Economics, a 2+2.5 programme – funding to cover an extended masters, followed by a shorter PhD programme

Research in practice placement: 

All WGSSS funded students are required to complete a funded Research in Practice placement of 3-months in total. All students will have the opportunity to complete a placement in academia, policy, business or civil society organisations.

Entry Criteria: 

To receive WGSSS studentship funding, you must have qualifications or experience equal to an honours degree at a first or upper second-class level, or a masters from a UK academic research organisation. Students with non-traditional academic backgrounds are also welcome to apply.

Schools to include institution specific English language requirements

Eligibility: 

WGSSS studentships are available to home and international students. Up to 30% of our cohort can comprise international students. International students will not be charged the fee difference between the UK and international rate. Applicants should satisfy the UKRI eligibility requirements.

WGSSS is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and creating an inclusive environment for all. We welcome applications from all members of the global community irrespective of age, disability, sex, gender identity, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

We welcome applications for both full and part-time study.

Assessment: 

Applicants are reminded to submit all relevant documents (transcripts, supporting statement, etc) by the deadline. Due to the volume of applications received, incomplete applications will not be considered.

Short-listed applicants will be invited to interview. As part of the interview process, applicants will be asked to give a short presentation and answer a series of panel questions consistent with previous practice on the pathway during the Wales DTP, and guided by the WGSSS’s commitments on EDI.

Interviews may be held in person, but should also be available through Zoom/Teams for all students who wish to participate in that way.

Applicants can expect to hear the outcome of their interview normally within 3-4 weeks.

How to apply: 

Applications should be received no later than 12/1/24 including all required documents.

All applications should be submitted using the following links (please use the correct email address for the pathway being submitted to:

Bilingualism/Linguistics – bilingwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Psychology – psychwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Sport and Exercise Science –      spexwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Criminology and Law – crimwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Sociology/Science and Technology Studies – socwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Data Science, Health and Wellbeing -dshwbwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Education eduwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Social Work, Social Care, and Social Policy – socialworkwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Economics econwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Management and Business businesswgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Environmental Planning envirowgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Please include the following documents with your application:

1) Cover letter (two pages maximum)

The cover letter must include the following bullet points as subheadings:

  • Set out your reasons and motivation for applying to study at Bangor University, and the relevant pathway (see above for pathways).
  • Please detail your understanding, and expectations of doctoral study.
  • Provide detail of your academic interests generally, and particularly of those relating to your proposed research.
  • Drawing on your own background (including your life experiences, journey to/through university, work experiences or volunteering) please provide a summary of why you are ready to undertake a PhD now and how you will flourish as a result of PhD funding. You might include, for example, personal challenges that you have overcome or achievements that you are proud of in your work, study or life experiences and how these map onto the skills required to flourish in a PhD programme. Challenges could include, but are not limited to, protected characteristics, socio-economic status and of being a prospective first-generation student or care- experienced.
  • Reflecting on your own background and/or proposed approach to PhD study and the opportunities which it will present, how will you support diversity and inclusion in the PhD community

2) Academic CV (two pages maximum)

3) Research proposal

The proposal should be up to a maximum of 1000 words, not including bibliographic references. We suggest that you use the following five headings in your research proposal:

  • Title, aims and purpose of the research;
  • Brief overview of the academic literature relevant to your field;
  • Proposed design/methods;
  • Academic contributions of your research.
  • Bibliographic References

4) Two academic or professional references 

Candidates must approach referees themselves and include references with their application. The reference must detail the applicant’s research strengths.

5) Degree certificates and Transcripts (including translations if applicable) 

6) If relevant, proof of English Language Competency (see institutional requirements for entry)

Funding: 

The studentship funded by the ESRC covers tuition fees, an annual tax-free living stipend of in line with UKRI minimum rates (currently £18,622) and includes access to a Research Training Support Grant.

If you have a disability, you may be entitled to a Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) on top of your studentship.

 

Business

 

 

Bangor University is offering an exciting fully funded PhD Studentship that’s co-funded by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol (50%) and Bangor Business School (50%) that includes tuition fees (Home) and a stipend at the UKRI minimum. 

We are looking for a highly motivated doctoral candidate to join Bangor Business School’s Institute of European Finance research centre. The aim of this project is to study Sub-Sovereign regions in Europe that have bond issuing powers, and to draw similarities to the case of Wales. The studentship is for 3 years and covers Home (UK) tuition fees and stipend at the UKRI minimum currently starting at £18,622 (2023/24 academic year). 

This project is co-funded (50%) by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol and in-line with the Coleg Cymraeg’s strategic plan, the project will be conducted and presented through the medium of Welsh. Therefore, the successful candidate must be a fluent Welsh speaker who is confident in speaking and writing through the medium of Welsh.

About the project

This research will explore the characteristics of Sub-Sovereign borrowing across the UK and Europe. Currently, Wales has limited borrowing capacity, but the devolution of powers may lead to greater capacity in the future.

Many Sub-Sovereign regions in Europe have years of experience of borrowing in the international bond markets and Credit Ratings play a key role in this process. In the UK, it is only a recent development that Sub-Sovereign regions can borrow in the bond markets. This research aims to seek important lessons for Wales by analysing Sub-Sovereign borrowing in regions of Europe that are experienced.

The candidate will be affiliated with the Institute of European Finance research centre which conducts topical and innovative academic research in banking, finance, accounting, and data analytics. The Centre works with multilateral organisations, national governments, regulatory authorities, and public and private financial institutions to promote evidence-based policy decisions, competitiveness within the industry, economic growth, and to achieving more inclusive economies and societies.

The candidate will be affiliated with the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol whose Research Scholarship scheme has the aim of developing researchers of the highest standard who can work through the medium of Welsh. 

Eligibility and entry requirements 

The minimum entry requirement is a 2:1 undergraduate degree or equivalent and ideally a Master’s degree with at least a Merit or equivalent. Exceptional candidates without a Master’s degree will be given due consideration. This call is open to UK/Home fees applicants only, and for candidates who must be a fluent Welsh speaker who is confident in speaking and writing through the medium of Welsh.

We are seeking applicants with a strong background in areas related to Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Management, Mathematics or Statistics. The applicant may be a recent graduate or an individual that has considerable (public or private) financial sector work experience. It is desirable for the applicant to be proficient in statistical techniques and data analysis. However, a research training programme will be offered in the first year of study, which will include quantitative techniques.

How to apply 

A completed application form for admission to doctoral study at Bangor Business School, Bangor University, must be submitted by the deadline of 5pm on Tuesday 31st October 2023, via the following link: https://www.bangor.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/apply

When submitting, clearly state that you are applying to the CCC-BBS funded PhD in Sub-Sovereign Borrowing.

Incomplete applications or applications received after this specified time will not be accepted.

The application must contain the following documents:

  1. Covering letter: The covering letter must name the studentship being applied for (CCC-BBS funded PhD in Sub-Sovereign Borrowing).  It must set out your interests in the project, your experience, why we should consider your application, and how you intend to address the research objectives, and how your profile fits with this PhD project. The covering letter should be no more than two pages.
  2. References: All applications require two academic references to be submitted in support. Candidates must approach referees themselves and include the references with their application.
  3. Curriculum Vitae: This should be no longer than two pages.

Please contact Dr Gwion Williams to discuss your interest in this fully funded PhD.

Further details

The Coleg Cymraeg creates training and study opportunities in the Welsh language by working with further education colleges, universities, apprenticeship providers and employers.

The aim of the College is to build a system for Welsh and bilingual education and training that is open to everyone and to develop a bilingual workforce.

The Research Scholarships scheme sponsors students to study towards a doctorate. The aim of the scheme is to promote and develop scholarship, research and publishing through the medium of Welsh and foster first class researchers.

For further details about the College's work, visit their website: https://colegcymraeg.ac.uk/en/students/postgraduate-studies/research-scholarships/

  • This studentship will commence in January 2024 and is open to UK/Home fees applicants only.
  • The deadline for studentship applications is 5pm 31st October 2023.

 

Bangor University are delighted to offer fully funded Wales Graduate School for the Social Sciences (WGSSS) (ESRC DTP) studentships starting in October 2024 in the following pathway subject areas.

  1.  Bilingualism/Linguistics
  2. Psychology
  3. Sport and Exercise Science
  4. Criminology and Law
  5. Sociology/Science and Technology Studies
  6. Data Science, Health and Wellbeing
  7. Education
  8. Social Work, Social Care, and Social Policy
  9. Economics
  10. Management and Business
  11. Environmental Planning

Duration of study: 

The duration study is dependent on prior research experience and training needs which will be assessed by completing an Initial Development Needs Analysis (Initial DNA) at the application stage and a Full DNA prior to award if successful.

Durations of study may vary from - 3.5 to 4.5 years full time (or part time equivalent).

This may include:

  • a 1+3.5 programme – support for a research training masters and PhD, particular where indicated by the WGSSS’s EDI and Widening Participation goals
  • in the case of Economics, a 2+2.5 programme – funding to cover an extended masters, followed by a shorter PhD programme

Research in practice placement: 

All WGSSS funded students are required to complete a funded Research in Practice placement of 3-months in total. All students will have the opportunity to complete a placement in academia, policy, business or civil society organisations.

Entry Criteria: 

To receive WGSSS studentship funding, you must have qualifications or experience equal to an honours degree at a first or upper second-class level, or a masters from a UK academic research organisation. Students with non-traditional academic backgrounds are also welcome to apply.

Schools to include institution specific English language requirements

Eligibility: 

WGSSS studentships are available to home and international students. Up to 30% of our cohort can comprise international students. International students will not be charged the fee difference between the UK and international rate. Applicants should satisfy the UKRI eligibility requirements.

WGSSS is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and creating an inclusive environment for all. We welcome applications from all members of the global community irrespective of age, disability, sex, gender identity, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

We welcome applications for both full and part-time study.

Assessment: 

Applicants are reminded to submit all relevant documents (transcripts, supporting statement, etc) by the deadline. Due to the volume of applications received, incomplete applications will not be considered.

Short-listed applicants will be invited to interview. As part of the interview process, applicants will be asked to give a short presentation and answer a series of panel questions consistent with previous practice on the pathway during the Wales DTP, and guided by the WGSSS’s commitments on EDI.

Interviews may be held in person, but should also be available through Zoom/Teams for all students who wish to participate in that way.

Applicants can expect to hear the outcome of their interview normally within 3-4 weeks.

How to apply: 

Applications should be received no later than 12/1/24 including all required documents.

All applications should be submitted using the following links (please use the correct email address for the pathway being submitted to:

Bilingualism/Linguistics – bilingwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Psychology – psychwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Sport and Exercise Science –      spexwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Criminology and Law – crimwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Sociology/Science and Technology Studies – socwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Data Science, Health and Wellbeing -dshwbwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Education eduwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Social Work, Social Care, and Social Policy – socialworkwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Economics econwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Management and Business businesswgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Environmental Planning envirowgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Please include the following documents with your application:

1) Cover letter (two pages maximum)

The cover letter must include the following bullet points as subheadings:

  • Set out your reasons and motivation for applying to study at Bangor University, and the relevant pathway (see above for pathways).
  • Please detail your understanding, and expectations of doctoral study.
  • Provide detail of your academic interests generally, and particularly of those relating to your proposed research.
  • Drawing on your own background (including your life experiences, journey to/through university, work experiences or volunteering) please provide a summary of why you are ready to undertake a PhD now and how you will flourish as a result of PhD funding. You might include, for example, personal challenges that you have overcome or achievements that you are proud of in your work, study or life experiences and how these map onto the skills required to flourish in a PhD programme. Challenges could include, but are not limited to, protected characteristics, socio-economic status and of being a prospective first-generation student or care- experienced.
  • Reflecting on your own background and/or proposed approach to PhD study and the opportunities which it will present, how will you support diversity and inclusion in the PhD community

2) Academic CV (two pages maximum)

3) Research proposal

The proposal should be up to a maximum of 1000 words, not including bibliographic references. We suggest that you use the following five headings in your research proposal:

  • Title, aims and purpose of the research;
  • Brief overview of the academic literature relevant to your field;
  • Proposed design/methods;
  • Academic contributions of your research.
  • Bibliographic References

4) Two academic or professional references 

Candidates must approach referees themselves and include references with their application. The reference must detail the applicant’s research strengths.

5) Degree certificates and Transcripts (including translations if applicable) 

6) If relevant, proof of English Language Competency (see institutional requirements for entry)

Funding: 

The studentship funded by the ESRC covers tuition fees, an annual tax-free living stipend of in line with UKRI minimum rates (currently £18,622) and includes access to a Research Training Support Grant.

If you have a disability, you may be entitled to a Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) on top of your studentship.

 

Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

 

 

 

 

 

Educational Sciences

 

 

The Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Priority Subject Incentive Scheme is a legal scheme made by the Welsh Ministers. The scheme makes provision for eligible students who undertake a postgraduate ITE programme in specified subjects (priority subjects) to access this incentive. Under this scheme an incentive grant of £15,000 is available to all students who meet the eligibility criteria. To be eligible for an ITE priority subject grant, a person must hold a degree qualification of 2.2 or higher and be studying wholly or mainly in one of the following subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Design & Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)
  • Physics
  • Welsh

For full details: https://gov.wales/initial-teacher-education-ite-priority-subject-incentive-guidance-students-2022-2023-html

 

The Iaith Athrawon Yfory Incentive Scheme is an incentive paid to eligible persons who complete an accredited secondary postgraduate ITE programme in Wales that enables them to teach through the medium of Welsh or teach Welsh as a subject.

A total of £5000 for eligible student teachers paid in two instalments:

i. £2,500 for eligible persons on completion of an eligible secondary postgraduate ITE programme in Wales leading to QTS;

ii. £2,500 for eligible persons on successful completion of induction at a maintained Welsh-medium or bilingual secondary school or teaching Welsh in any maintained secondary setting in Wales.

For full details: https://gov.wales/iaith-athrawon-yfory-incentive-scheme-guidance-students-html

 

Bangor University are delighted to offer fully funded Wales Graduate School for the Social Sciences (WGSSS) (ESRC DTP) studentships starting in October 2024 in the following pathway subject areas.

  1.  Bilingualism/Linguistics
  2. Psychology
  3. Sport and Exercise Science
  4. Criminology and Law
  5. Sociology/Science and Technology Studies
  6. Data Science, Health and Wellbeing
  7. Education
  8. Social Work, Social Care, and Social Policy
  9. Economics
  10. Management and Business
  11. Environmental Planning

Duration of study: 

The duration study is dependent on prior research experience and training needs which will be assessed by completing an Initial Development Needs Analysis (Initial DNA) at the application stage and a Full DNA prior to award if successful.

Durations of study may vary from - 3.5 to 4.5 years full time (or part time equivalent).

This may include:

  • a 1+3.5 programme – support for a research training masters and PhD, particular where indicated by the WGSSS’s EDI and Widening Participation goals
  • in the case of Economics, a 2+2.5 programme – funding to cover an extended masters, followed by a shorter PhD programme

Research in practice placement: 

All WGSSS funded students are required to complete a funded Research in Practice placement of 3-months in total. All students will have the opportunity to complete a placement in academia, policy, business or civil society organisations.

Entry Criteria: 

To receive WGSSS studentship funding, you must have qualifications or experience equal to an honours degree at a first or upper second-class level, or a masters from a UK academic research organisation. Students with non-traditional academic backgrounds are also welcome to apply.

Schools to include institution specific English language requirements

Eligibility: 

WGSSS studentships are available to home and international students. Up to 30% of our cohort can comprise international students. International students will not be charged the fee difference between the UK and international rate. Applicants should satisfy the UKRI eligibility requirements.

WGSSS is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and creating an inclusive environment for all. We welcome applications from all members of the global community irrespective of age, disability, sex, gender identity, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

We welcome applications for both full and part-time study.

Assessment: 

Applicants are reminded to submit all relevant documents (transcripts, supporting statement, etc) by the deadline. Due to the volume of applications received, incomplete applications will not be considered.

Short-listed applicants will be invited to interview. As part of the interview process, applicants will be asked to give a short presentation and answer a series of panel questions consistent with previous practice on the pathway during the Wales DTP, and guided by the WGSSS’s commitments on EDI.

Interviews may be held in person, but should also be available through Zoom/Teams for all students who wish to participate in that way.

Applicants can expect to hear the outcome of their interview normally within 3-4 weeks.

How to apply: 

Applications should be received no later than 12/1/24 including all required documents.

All applications should be submitted using the following links (please use the correct email address for the pathway being submitted to:

Bilingualism/Linguistics – bilingwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Psychology – psychwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Sport and Exercise Science –      spexwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Criminology and Law – crimwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Sociology/Science and Technology Studies – socwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Data Science, Health and Wellbeing -dshwbwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Education eduwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Social Work, Social Care, and Social Policy – socialworkwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Economics econwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Management and Business businesswgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Environmental Planning envirowgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Please include the following documents with your application:

1) Cover letter (two pages maximum)

The cover letter must include the following bullet points as subheadings:

  • Set out your reasons and motivation for applying to study at Bangor University, and the relevant pathway (see above for pathways).
  • Please detail your understanding, and expectations of doctoral study.
  • Provide detail of your academic interests generally, and particularly of those relating to your proposed research.
  • Drawing on your own background (including your life experiences, journey to/through university, work experiences or volunteering) please provide a summary of why you are ready to undertake a PhD now and how you will flourish as a result of PhD funding. You might include, for example, personal challenges that you have overcome or achievements that you are proud of in your work, study or life experiences and how these map onto the skills required to flourish in a PhD programme. Challenges could include, but are not limited to, protected characteristics, socio-economic status and of being a prospective first-generation student or care- experienced.
  • Reflecting on your own background and/or proposed approach to PhD study and the opportunities which it will present, how will you support diversity and inclusion in the PhD community

2) Academic CV (two pages maximum)

3) Research proposal

The proposal should be up to a maximum of 1000 words, not including bibliographic references. We suggest that you use the following five headings in your research proposal:

  • Title, aims and purpose of the research;
  • Brief overview of the academic literature relevant to your field;
  • Proposed design/methods;
  • Academic contributions of your research.
  • Bibliographic References

4) Two academic or professional references 

Candidates must approach referees themselves and include references with their application. The reference must detail the applicant’s research strengths.

5) Degree certificates and Transcripts (including translations if applicable) 

6) If relevant, proof of English Language Competency (see institutional requirements for entry)

Funding: 

The studentship funded by the ESRC covers tuition fees, an annual tax-free living stipend of in line with UKRI minimum rates (currently £18,622) and includes access to a Research Training Support Grant.

If you have a disability, you may be entitled to a Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) on top of your studentship.

 

Health

 

 

Bangor University are delighted to offer fully funded Wales Graduate School for the Social Sciences (WGSSS) (ESRC DTP) studentships starting in October 2024 in the following pathway subject areas.

  1.  Bilingualism/Linguistics
  2. Psychology
  3. Sport and Exercise Science
  4. Criminology and Law
  5. Sociology/Science and Technology Studies
  6. Data Science, Health and Wellbeing
  7. Education
  8. Social Work, Social Care, and Social Policy
  9. Economics
  10. Management and Business
  11. Environmental Planning

Duration of study: 

The duration study is dependent on prior research experience and training needs which will be assessed by completing an Initial Development Needs Analysis (Initial DNA) at the application stage and a Full DNA prior to award if successful.

Durations of study may vary from - 3.5 to 4.5 years full time (or part time equivalent).

This may include:

  • a 1+3.5 programme – support for a research training masters and PhD, particular where indicated by the WGSSS’s EDI and Widening Participation goals
  • in the case of Economics, a 2+2.5 programme – funding to cover an extended masters, followed by a shorter PhD programme

Research in practice placement: 

All WGSSS funded students are required to complete a funded Research in Practice placement of 3-months in total. All students will have the opportunity to complete a placement in academia, policy, business or civil society organisations.

Entry Criteria: 

To receive WGSSS studentship funding, you must have qualifications or experience equal to an honours degree at a first or upper second-class level, or a masters from a UK academic research organisation. Students with non-traditional academic backgrounds are also welcome to apply.

Schools to include institution specific English language requirements

Eligibility: 

WGSSS studentships are available to home and international students. Up to 30% of our cohort can comprise international students. International students will not be charged the fee difference between the UK and international rate. Applicants should satisfy the UKRI eligibility requirements.

WGSSS is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and creating an inclusive environment for all. We welcome applications from all members of the global community irrespective of age, disability, sex, gender identity, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

We welcome applications for both full and part-time study.

Assessment: 

Applicants are reminded to submit all relevant documents (transcripts, supporting statement, etc) by the deadline. Due to the volume of applications received, incomplete applications will not be considered.

Short-listed applicants will be invited to interview. As part of the interview process, applicants will be asked to give a short presentation and answer a series of panel questions consistent with previous practice on the pathway during the Wales DTP, and guided by the WGSSS’s commitments on EDI.

Interviews may be held in person, but should also be available through Zoom/Teams for all students who wish to participate in that way.

Applicants can expect to hear the outcome of their interview normally within 3-4 weeks.

How to apply: 

Applications should be received no later than 12/1/24 including all required documents.

All applications should be submitted using the following links (please use the correct email address for the pathway being submitted to:

Bilingualism/Linguistics – bilingwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Psychology – psychwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Sport and Exercise Science –      spexwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Criminology and Law – crimwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Sociology/Science and Technology Studies – socwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Data Science, Health and Wellbeing -dshwbwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Education eduwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Social Work, Social Care, and Social Policy – socialworkwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Economics econwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Management and Business businesswgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Environmental Planning envirowgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Please include the following documents with your application:

1) Cover letter (two pages maximum)

The cover letter must include the following bullet points as subheadings:

  • Set out your reasons and motivation for applying to study at Bangor University, and the relevant pathway (see above for pathways).
  • Please detail your understanding, and expectations of doctoral study.
  • Provide detail of your academic interests generally, and particularly of those relating to your proposed research.
  • Drawing on your own background (including your life experiences, journey to/through university, work experiences or volunteering) please provide a summary of why you are ready to undertake a PhD now and how you will flourish as a result of PhD funding. You might include, for example, personal challenges that you have overcome or achievements that you are proud of in your work, study or life experiences and how these map onto the skills required to flourish in a PhD programme. Challenges could include, but are not limited to, protected characteristics, socio-economic status and of being a prospective first-generation student or care- experienced.
  • Reflecting on your own background and/or proposed approach to PhD study and the opportunities which it will present, how will you support diversity and inclusion in the PhD community

2) Academic CV (two pages maximum)

3) Research proposal

The proposal should be up to a maximum of 1000 words, not including bibliographic references. We suggest that you use the following five headings in your research proposal:

  • Title, aims and purpose of the research;
  • Brief overview of the academic literature relevant to your field;
  • Proposed design/methods;
  • Academic contributions of your research.
  • Bibliographic References

4) Two academic or professional references 

Candidates must approach referees themselves and include references with their application. The reference must detail the applicant’s research strengths.

5) Degree certificates and Transcripts (including translations if applicable) 

6) If relevant, proof of English Language Competency (see institutional requirements for entry)

Funding: 

The studentship funded by the ESRC covers tuition fees, an annual tax-free living stipend of in line with UKRI minimum rates (currently £18,622) and includes access to a Research Training Support Grant.

If you have a disability, you may be entitled to a Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) on top of your studentship.

 

History, Heritage and Archaeology

 

 

 

 

 

Languages, Literature and Linguistics

 

 

Bangor University are delighted to offer fully funded Wales Graduate School for the Social Sciences (WGSSS) (ESRC DTP) studentships starting in October 2024 in the following pathway subject areas.

  1.  Bilingualism/Linguistics
  2. Psychology
  3. Sport and Exercise Science
  4. Criminology and Law
  5. Sociology/Science and Technology Studies
  6. Data Science, Health and Wellbeing
  7. Education
  8. Social Work, Social Care, and Social Policy
  9. Economics
  10. Management and Business
  11. Environmental Planning

Duration of study: 

The duration study is dependent on prior research experience and training needs which will be assessed by completing an Initial Development Needs Analysis (Initial DNA) at the application stage and a Full DNA prior to award if successful.

Durations of study may vary from - 3.5 to 4.5 years full time (or part time equivalent).

This may include:

  • a 1+3.5 programme – support for a research training masters and PhD, particular where indicated by the WGSSS’s EDI and Widening Participation goals
  • in the case of Economics, a 2+2.5 programme – funding to cover an extended masters, followed by a shorter PhD programme

Research in practice placement: 

All WGSSS funded students are required to complete a funded Research in Practice placement of 3-months in total. All students will have the opportunity to complete a placement in academia, policy, business or civil society organisations.

Entry Criteria: 

To receive WGSSS studentship funding, you must have qualifications or experience equal to an honours degree at a first or upper second-class level, or a masters from a UK academic research organisation. Students with non-traditional academic backgrounds are also welcome to apply.

Schools to include institution specific English language requirements

Eligibility: 

WGSSS studentships are available to home and international students. Up to 30% of our cohort can comprise international students. International students will not be charged the fee difference between the UK and international rate. Applicants should satisfy the UKRI eligibility requirements.

WGSSS is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and creating an inclusive environment for all. We welcome applications from all members of the global community irrespective of age, disability, sex, gender identity, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

We welcome applications for both full and part-time study.

Assessment: 

Applicants are reminded to submit all relevant documents (transcripts, supporting statement, etc) by the deadline. Due to the volume of applications received, incomplete applications will not be considered.

Short-listed applicants will be invited to interview. As part of the interview process, applicants will be asked to give a short presentation and answer a series of panel questions consistent with previous practice on the pathway during the Wales DTP, and guided by the WGSSS’s commitments on EDI.

Interviews may be held in person, but should also be available through Zoom/Teams for all students who wish to participate in that way.

Applicants can expect to hear the outcome of their interview normally within 3-4 weeks.

How to apply: 

Applications should be received no later than 12/1/24 including all required documents.

All applications should be submitted using the following links (please use the correct email address for the pathway being submitted to:

Bilingualism/Linguistics – bilingwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Psychology – psychwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Sport and Exercise Science –      spexwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Criminology and Law – crimwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Sociology/Science and Technology Studies – socwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Data Science, Health and Wellbeing -dshwbwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Education eduwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Social Work, Social Care, and Social Policy – socialworkwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Economics econwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Management and Business businesswgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Environmental Planning envirowgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Please include the following documents with your application:

1) Cover letter (two pages maximum)

The cover letter must include the following bullet points as subheadings:

  • Set out your reasons and motivation for applying to study at Bangor University, and the relevant pathway (see above for pathways).
  • Please detail your understanding, and expectations of doctoral study.
  • Provide detail of your academic interests generally, and particularly of those relating to your proposed research.
  • Drawing on your own background (including your life experiences, journey to/through university, work experiences or volunteering) please provide a summary of why you are ready to undertake a PhD now and how you will flourish as a result of PhD funding. You might include, for example, personal challenges that you have overcome or achievements that you are proud of in your work, study or life experiences and how these map onto the skills required to flourish in a PhD programme. Challenges could include, but are not limited to, protected characteristics, socio-economic status and of being a prospective first-generation student or care- experienced.
  • Reflecting on your own background and/or proposed approach to PhD study and the opportunities which it will present, how will you support diversity and inclusion in the PhD community

2) Academic CV (two pages maximum)

3) Research proposal

The proposal should be up to a maximum of 1000 words, not including bibliographic references. We suggest that you use the following five headings in your research proposal:

  • Title, aims and purpose of the research;
  • Brief overview of the academic literature relevant to your field;
  • Proposed design/methods;
  • Academic contributions of your research.
  • Bibliographic References

4) Two academic or professional references 

Candidates must approach referees themselves and include references with their application. The reference must detail the applicant’s research strengths.

5) Degree certificates and Transcripts (including translations if applicable) 

6) If relevant, proof of English Language Competency (see institutional requirements for entry)

Funding: 

The studentship funded by the ESRC covers tuition fees, an annual tax-free living stipend of in line with UKRI minimum rates (currently £18,622) and includes access to a Research Training Support Grant.

If you have a disability, you may be entitled to a Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) on top of your studentship.

 

Law

 

 

Bangor University are delighted to offer fully funded Wales Graduate School for the Social Sciences (WGSSS) (ESRC DTP) studentships starting in October 2024 in the following pathway subject areas.

  1.  Bilingualism/Linguistics
  2. Psychology
  3. Sport and Exercise Science
  4. Criminology and Law
  5. Sociology/Science and Technology Studies
  6. Data Science, Health and Wellbeing
  7. Education
  8. Social Work, Social Care, and Social Policy
  9. Economics
  10. Management and Business
  11. Environmental Planning

Duration of study: 

The duration study is dependent on prior research experience and training needs which will be assessed by completing an Initial Development Needs Analysis (Initial DNA) at the application stage and a Full DNA prior to award if successful.

Durations of study may vary from - 3.5 to 4.5 years full time (or part time equivalent).

This may include:

  • a 1+3.5 programme – support for a research training masters and PhD, particular where indicated by the WGSSS’s EDI and Widening Participation goals
  • in the case of Economics, a 2+2.5 programme – funding to cover an extended masters, followed by a shorter PhD programme

Research in practice placement: 

All WGSSS funded students are required to complete a funded Research in Practice placement of 3-months in total. All students will have the opportunity to complete a placement in academia, policy, business or civil society organisations.

Entry Criteria: 

To receive WGSSS studentship funding, you must have qualifications or experience equal to an honours degree at a first or upper second-class level, or a masters from a UK academic research organisation. Students with non-traditional academic backgrounds are also welcome to apply.

Schools to include institution specific English language requirements

Eligibility: 

WGSSS studentships are available to home and international students. Up to 30% of our cohort can comprise international students. International students will not be charged the fee difference between the UK and international rate. Applicants should satisfy the UKRI eligibility requirements.

WGSSS is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and creating an inclusive environment for all. We welcome applications from all members of the global community irrespective of age, disability, sex, gender identity, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

We welcome applications for both full and part-time study.

Assessment: 

Applicants are reminded to submit all relevant documents (transcripts, supporting statement, etc) by the deadline. Due to the volume of applications received, incomplete applications will not be considered.

Short-listed applicants will be invited to interview. As part of the interview process, applicants will be asked to give a short presentation and answer a series of panel questions consistent with previous practice on the pathway during the Wales DTP, and guided by the WGSSS’s commitments on EDI.

Interviews may be held in person, but should also be available through Zoom/Teams for all students who wish to participate in that way.

Applicants can expect to hear the outcome of their interview normally within 3-4 weeks.

How to apply: 

Applications should be received no later than 12/1/24 including all required documents.

All applications should be submitted using the following links (please use the correct email address for the pathway being submitted to:

Bilingualism/Linguistics – bilingwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Psychology – psychwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Sport and Exercise Science –      spexwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Criminology and Law – crimwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Sociology/Science and Technology Studies – socwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Data Science, Health and Wellbeing -dshwbwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Education eduwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Social Work, Social Care, and Social Policy – socialworkwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Economics econwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Management and Business businesswgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Environmental Planning envirowgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Please include the following documents with your application:

1) Cover letter (two pages maximum)

The cover letter must include the following bullet points as subheadings:

  • Set out your reasons and motivation for applying to study at Bangor University, and the relevant pathway (see above for pathways).
  • Please detail your understanding, and expectations of doctoral study.
  • Provide detail of your academic interests generally, and particularly of those relating to your proposed research.
  • Drawing on your own background (including your life experiences, journey to/through university, work experiences or volunteering) please provide a summary of why you are ready to undertake a PhD now and how you will flourish as a result of PhD funding. You might include, for example, personal challenges that you have overcome or achievements that you are proud of in your work, study or life experiences and how these map onto the skills required to flourish in a PhD programme. Challenges could include, but are not limited to, protected characteristics, socio-economic status and of being a prospective first-generation student or care- experienced.
  • Reflecting on your own background and/or proposed approach to PhD study and the opportunities which it will present, how will you support diversity and inclusion in the PhD community

2) Academic CV (two pages maximum)

3) Research proposal

The proposal should be up to a maximum of 1000 words, not including bibliographic references. We suggest that you use the following five headings in your research proposal:

  • Title, aims and purpose of the research;
  • Brief overview of the academic literature relevant to your field;
  • Proposed design/methods;
  • Academic contributions of your research.
  • Bibliographic References

4) Two academic or professional references 

Candidates must approach referees themselves and include references with their application. The reference must detail the applicant’s research strengths.

5) Degree certificates and Transcripts (including translations if applicable) 

6) If relevant, proof of English Language Competency (see institutional requirements for entry)

Funding: 

The studentship funded by the ESRC covers tuition fees, an annual tax-free living stipend of in line with UKRI minimum rates (currently £18,622) and includes access to a Research Training Support Grant.

If you have a disability, you may be entitled to a Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) on top of your studentship.

 

Media

 

 

MPhil or PhD postgraduate students in the College of Arts, Humanities and Business at Bangor University may be eligible to apply for a travel bursary award during the period of registration in order to attend an academic conference or to make a visit to a relevant academic archive/library.

Each application is assessed on its own merits, and the bursary or bursaries awarded to any single postgraduate will not exceed the sum of £150 in total within any academic year. All enquiries should be directed to the College postgraduate administrator.

 

 

 

Medical Sciences

 

 

Bangor University are delighted to offer fully funded Wales Graduate School for the Social Sciences (WGSSS) (ESRC DTP) studentships starting in October 2024 in the following pathway subject areas.

  1.  Bilingualism/Linguistics
  2. Psychology
  3. Sport and Exercise Science
  4. Criminology and Law
  5. Sociology/Science and Technology Studies
  6. Data Science, Health and Wellbeing
  7. Education
  8. Social Work, Social Care, and Social Policy
  9. Economics
  10. Management and Business
  11. Environmental Planning

Duration of study: 

The duration study is dependent on prior research experience and training needs which will be assessed by completing an Initial Development Needs Analysis (Initial DNA) at the application stage and a Full DNA prior to award if successful.

Durations of study may vary from - 3.5 to 4.5 years full time (or part time equivalent).

This may include:

  • a 1+3.5 programme – support for a research training masters and PhD, particular where indicated by the WGSSS’s EDI and Widening Participation goals
  • in the case of Economics, a 2+2.5 programme – funding to cover an extended masters, followed by a shorter PhD programme

Research in practice placement: 

All WGSSS funded students are required to complete a funded Research in Practice placement of 3-months in total. All students will have the opportunity to complete a placement in academia, policy, business or civil society organisations.

Entry Criteria: 

To receive WGSSS studentship funding, you must have qualifications or experience equal to an honours degree at a first or upper second-class level, or a masters from a UK academic research organisation. Students with non-traditional academic backgrounds are also welcome to apply.

Schools to include institution specific English language requirements

Eligibility: 

WGSSS studentships are available to home and international students. Up to 30% of our cohort can comprise international students. International students will not be charged the fee difference between the UK and international rate. Applicants should satisfy the UKRI eligibility requirements.

WGSSS is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and creating an inclusive environment for all. We welcome applications from all members of the global community irrespective of age, disability, sex, gender identity, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

We welcome applications for both full and part-time study.

Assessment: 

Applicants are reminded to submit all relevant documents (transcripts, supporting statement, etc) by the deadline. Due to the volume of applications received, incomplete applications will not be considered.

Short-listed applicants will be invited to interview. As part of the interview process, applicants will be asked to give a short presentation and answer a series of panel questions consistent with previous practice on the pathway during the Wales DTP, and guided by the WGSSS’s commitments on EDI.

Interviews may be held in person, but should also be available through Zoom/Teams for all students who wish to participate in that way.

Applicants can expect to hear the outcome of their interview normally within 3-4 weeks.

How to apply: 

Applications should be received no later than 12/1/24 including all required documents.

All applications should be submitted using the following links (please use the correct email address for the pathway being submitted to:

Bilingualism/Linguistics – bilingwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Psychology – psychwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Sport and Exercise Science –      spexwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Criminology and Law – crimwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Sociology/Science and Technology Studies – socwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Data Science, Health and Wellbeing -dshwbwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Education eduwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Social Work, Social Care, and Social Policy – socialworkwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Economics econwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Management and Business businesswgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Environmental Planning envirowgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Please include the following documents with your application:

1) Cover letter (two pages maximum)

The cover letter must include the following bullet points as subheadings:

  • Set out your reasons and motivation for applying to study at Bangor University, and the relevant pathway (see above for pathways).
  • Please detail your understanding, and expectations of doctoral study.
  • Provide detail of your academic interests generally, and particularly of those relating to your proposed research.
  • Drawing on your own background (including your life experiences, journey to/through university, work experiences or volunteering) please provide a summary of why you are ready to undertake a PhD now and how you will flourish as a result of PhD funding. You might include, for example, personal challenges that you have overcome or achievements that you are proud of in your work, study or life experiences and how these map onto the skills required to flourish in a PhD programme. Challenges could include, but are not limited to, protected characteristics, socio-economic status and of being a prospective first-generation student or care- experienced.
  • Reflecting on your own background and/or proposed approach to PhD study and the opportunities which it will present, how will you support diversity and inclusion in the PhD community

2) Academic CV (two pages maximum)

3) Research proposal

The proposal should be up to a maximum of 1000 words, not including bibliographic references. We suggest that you use the following five headings in your research proposal:

  • Title, aims and purpose of the research;
  • Brief overview of the academic literature relevant to your field;
  • Proposed design/methods;
  • Academic contributions of your research.
  • Bibliographic References

4) Two academic or professional references 

Candidates must approach referees themselves and include references with their application. The reference must detail the applicant’s research strengths.

5) Degree certificates and Transcripts (including translations if applicable) 

6) If relevant, proof of English Language Competency (see institutional requirements for entry)

Funding: 

The studentship funded by the ESRC covers tuition fees, an annual tax-free living stipend of in line with UKRI minimum rates (currently £18,622) and includes access to a Research Training Support Grant.

If you have a disability, you may be entitled to a Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) on top of your studentship.

 

Music

 

 

 

Natural Sciences

 

 

Bangor University are delighted to offer fully funded Wales Graduate School for the Social Sciences (WGSSS) (ESRC DTP) studentships starting in October 2024 in the following pathway subject areas.

  1.  Bilingualism/Linguistics
  2. Psychology
  3. Sport and Exercise Science
  4. Criminology and Law
  5. Sociology/Science and Technology Studies
  6. Data Science, Health and Wellbeing
  7. Education
  8. Social Work, Social Care, and Social Policy
  9. Economics
  10. Management and Business
  11. Environmental Planning

Duration of study: 

The duration study is dependent on prior research experience and training needs which will be assessed by completing an Initial Development Needs Analysis (Initial DNA) at the application stage and a Full DNA prior to award if successful.

Durations of study may vary from - 3.5 to 4.5 years full time (or part time equivalent).

This may include:

  • a 1+3.5 programme – support for a research training masters and PhD, particular where indicated by the WGSSS’s EDI and Widening Participation goals
  • in the case of Economics, a 2+2.5 programme – funding to cover an extended masters, followed by a shorter PhD programme

Research in practice placement: 

All WGSSS funded students are required to complete a funded Research in Practice placement of 3-months in total. All students will have the opportunity to complete a placement in academia, policy, business or civil society organisations.

Entry Criteria: 

To receive WGSSS studentship funding, you must have qualifications or experience equal to an honours degree at a first or upper second-class level, or a masters from a UK academic research organisation. Students with non-traditional academic backgrounds are also welcome to apply.

Schools to include institution specific English language requirements

Eligibility: 

WGSSS studentships are available to home and international students. Up to 30% of our cohort can comprise international students. International students will not be charged the fee difference between the UK and international rate. Applicants should satisfy the UKRI eligibility requirements.

WGSSS is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and creating an inclusive environment for all. We welcome applications from all members of the global community irrespective of age, disability, sex, gender identity, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

We welcome applications for both full and part-time study.

Assessment: 

Applicants are reminded to submit all relevant documents (transcripts, supporting statement, etc) by the deadline. Due to the volume of applications received, incomplete applications will not be considered.

Short-listed applicants will be invited to interview. As part of the interview process, applicants will be asked to give a short presentation and answer a series of panel questions consistent with previous practice on the pathway during the Wales DTP, and guided by the WGSSS’s commitments on EDI.

Interviews may be held in person, but should also be available through Zoom/Teams for all students who wish to participate in that way.

Applicants can expect to hear the outcome of their interview normally within 3-4 weeks.

How to apply: 

Applications should be received no later than 12/1/24 including all required documents.

All applications should be submitted using the following links (please use the correct email address for the pathway being submitted to:

Bilingualism/Linguistics – bilingwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Psychology – psychwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Sport and Exercise Science –      spexwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Criminology and Law – crimwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Sociology/Science and Technology Studies – socwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Data Science, Health and Wellbeing -dshwbwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Education eduwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Social Work, Social Care, and Social Policy – socialworkwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Economics econwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Management and Business businesswgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Environmental Planning envirowgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Please include the following documents with your application:

1) Cover letter (two pages maximum)

The cover letter must include the following bullet points as subheadings:

  • Set out your reasons and motivation for applying to study at Bangor University, and the relevant pathway (see above for pathways).
  • Please detail your understanding, and expectations of doctoral study.
  • Provide detail of your academic interests generally, and particularly of those relating to your proposed research.
  • Drawing on your own background (including your life experiences, journey to/through university, work experiences or volunteering) please provide a summary of why you are ready to undertake a PhD now and how you will flourish as a result of PhD funding. You might include, for example, personal challenges that you have overcome or achievements that you are proud of in your work, study or life experiences and how these map onto the skills required to flourish in a PhD programme. Challenges could include, but are not limited to, protected characteristics, socio-economic status and of being a prospective first-generation student or care- experienced.
  • Reflecting on your own background and/or proposed approach to PhD study and the opportunities which it will present, how will you support diversity and inclusion in the PhD community

2) Academic CV (two pages maximum)

3) Research proposal

The proposal should be up to a maximum of 1000 words, not including bibliographic references. We suggest that you use the following five headings in your research proposal:

  • Title, aims and purpose of the research;
  • Brief overview of the academic literature relevant to your field;
  • Proposed design/methods;
  • Academic contributions of your research.
  • Bibliographic References

4) Two academic or professional references 

Candidates must approach referees themselves and include references with their application. The reference must detail the applicant’s research strengths.

5) Degree certificates and Transcripts (including translations if applicable) 

6) If relevant, proof of English Language Competency (see institutional requirements for entry)

Funding: 

The studentship funded by the ESRC covers tuition fees, an annual tax-free living stipend of in line with UKRI minimum rates (currently £18,622) and includes access to a Research Training Support Grant.

If you have a disability, you may be entitled to a Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) on top of your studentship.

 

Ocean Sciences

 

 

2 available in 2022/23
2 available in 2023/24

The Professor Craig Kensler Studentships Postgraduate Taught Programmes cover Tuition fees (Full Time, Home rate) for students on the one year taught MSc programmes in Marine Biology, Marine Environmental Protection, Applied Marine Geosciences, Marine Renewable Energy, Physical Oceanography.

Applicants who have been offered a place or are submitting an application are eligible to apply for the Studentships.  Please submit a CV and 1 page cover letter indicating the research programme applied for and status of application,  to the School of Ocean Sciences Secretary, Laura Brandish Jones  l.brandish@bangor.ac.uk  by 31.07.23.  You are advised to contact the appropriate Course Director of the MSc course applied for, or Supervisor for an MSc by Research indicating  that you intend to apply for the studentship and year of study.

 

2 available in 2022/23
2 available in 2023/24


The Professor Craig Kensler Studentships for Postgraduate Masters Research cover Tuition fees (Full Time, Home rate) for students undertaking an MSc by Research in 2022/23 or 2023/24. 

Applicants who have been offered a place or are submitting an application are eligible to apply for the Studentships.  Please submit a CV and 1 page cover letter indicating the research programme applied for and status of application,  to the School of Ocean Sciences Secretary, Laura Brandish Jones  l.brandish@bangor.ac.uk  by 31.07.23.  You are advised to contact the appropriate Course Director of the MSc course applied for, or Supervisor for an MSc by Research indicating  that you intend to apply for the studentship and year of study.

 

 

 

 

 

Psychology

 

 

Bangor University are delighted to offer fully funded Wales Graduate School for the Social Sciences (WGSSS) (ESRC DTP) studentships starting in October 2024 in the following pathway subject areas.

  1.  Bilingualism/Linguistics
  2. Psychology
  3. Sport and Exercise Science
  4. Criminology and Law
  5. Sociology/Science and Technology Studies
  6. Data Science, Health and Wellbeing
  7. Education
  8. Social Work, Social Care, and Social Policy
  9. Economics
  10. Management and Business
  11. Environmental Planning

Duration of study: 

The duration study is dependent on prior research experience and training needs which will be assessed by completing an Initial Development Needs Analysis (Initial DNA) at the application stage and a Full DNA prior to award if successful.

Durations of study may vary from - 3.5 to 4.5 years full time (or part time equivalent).

This may include:

  • a 1+3.5 programme – support for a research training masters and PhD, particular where indicated by the WGSSS’s EDI and Widening Participation goals
  • in the case of Economics, a 2+2.5 programme – funding to cover an extended masters, followed by a shorter PhD programme

Research in practice placement: 

All WGSSS funded students are required to complete a funded Research in Practice placement of 3-months in total. All students will have the opportunity to complete a placement in academia, policy, business or civil society organisations.

Entry Criteria: 

To receive WGSSS studentship funding, you must have qualifications or experience equal to an honours degree at a first or upper second-class level, or a masters from a UK academic research organisation. Students with non-traditional academic backgrounds are also welcome to apply.

Schools to include institution specific English language requirements

Eligibility: 

WGSSS studentships are available to home and international students. Up to 30% of our cohort can comprise international students. International students will not be charged the fee difference between the UK and international rate. Applicants should satisfy the UKRI eligibility requirements.

WGSSS is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and creating an inclusive environment for all. We welcome applications from all members of the global community irrespective of age, disability, sex, gender identity, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

We welcome applications for both full and part-time study.

Assessment: 

Applicants are reminded to submit all relevant documents (transcripts, supporting statement, etc) by the deadline. Due to the volume of applications received, incomplete applications will not be considered.

Short-listed applicants will be invited to interview. As part of the interview process, applicants will be asked to give a short presentation and answer a series of panel questions consistent with previous practice on the pathway during the Wales DTP, and guided by the WGSSS’s commitments on EDI.

Interviews may be held in person, but should also be available through Zoom/Teams for all students who wish to participate in that way.

Applicants can expect to hear the outcome of their interview normally within 3-4 weeks.

How to apply: 

Applications should be received no later than 12/1/24 including all required documents.

All applications should be submitted using the following links (please use the correct email address for the pathway being submitted to:

Bilingualism/Linguistics – bilingwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Psychology – psychwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Sport and Exercise Science –      spexwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Criminology and Law – crimwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Sociology/Science and Technology Studies – socwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Data Science, Health and Wellbeing -dshwbwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Education eduwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Social Work, Social Care, and Social Policy – socialworkwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Economics econwgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Management and Business businesswgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Environmental Planning envirowgsss@bangor.ac.uk

Please include the following documents with your application:

1) Cover letter (two pages maximum)

The cover letter must include the following bullet points as subheadings:

  • Set out your reasons and motivation for applying to study at Bangor University, and the relevant pathway (see above for pathways).
  • Please detail your understanding, and expectations of doctoral study.
  • Provide detail of your academic interests generally, and particularly of those relating to your proposed research.
  • Drawing on your own background (including your life experiences, journey to/through university, work experiences or volunteering) please provide a summary of why you are ready to undertake a PhD now and how you will flourish as a result of PhD funding. You might include, for example, personal challenges that you have overcome or achievements that you are proud of in your work, study or life experiences and how these map onto the skills required to flourish in a PhD programme. Challenges could include, but are not limited to, protected characteristics, socio-economic status and of being a prospective first-generation student or care- experienced.
  • Reflecting on your own background and/or proposed approach to PhD study and the opportunities which it will present, how will you support diversity and inclusion in the PhD community

2) Academic CV (two pages maximum)

3) Research proposal

The proposal should be up to a maximum of 1000 words, not including bibliographic references. We suggest that you use the following five headings in your research proposal:

  • Title, aims and purpose of the research;
  • Brief overview of the academic literature relevant to your field;
  • Proposed design/methods;
  • Academic contributions of your research.
  • Bibliographic References

4) Two academic or professional references 

Candidates must approach referees themselves and include references with their application. The reference must detail the applicant’s research strengths.

5) Degree certificates and Transcripts (including translations if applicable) 

6) If relevant, proof of English Language Competency (see institutional requirements for entry)

Funding: 

The studentship funded by the ESRC covers tuition fees, an annual tax-free living stipend of in line with UKRI minimum rates (currently £18,622) and includes access to a Research Training Support Grant.

If you have a disability, you may be entitled to a Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) on top of your studentship.

 

Sport and Exercise Sciences

 

 

No Scholarships at present

 

Welsh and Celtic Studies

 

 

No scholarships at present

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