PhD Funding Opportunities 2018/19 Entry

ESRC Wales DTP Studentship Opportunities

Aberystwyth University, Department of International Politics, supported by the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership for Wales (Wales DTP), invites applications for the following:

ESRC Wales DTP General Studentships

Applicants have the possibility of being awarded a fully-funded ESRC DTP studentship commencing in September 2018. Studentships offered within the Politics and International Studies pathway are available on either a 1+3 or +3 basis.

Application deadline: 1 February 2018

Full details, including how to apply, eligibility, supervision, and terms and conditions can be found ESRC Funding Further Particulars General

ESRC DPT Collaborative Studentship



ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Partnership




Re-advertisement - Collaborative Studentship (fixed project): ‘Tackling policy challenges that others cannot reach: sub-state governments, policy integration and policy mainstreaming’




The studentship aims to develop a comparative analysis of efforts by sub-state governments to engage in policy integration by examining the approaches of devolved administrations in the UK and also through a selective examination of what are considered as effective policy integration initiatives in a broader European context. Consequently, it will critically engage with approaches to policy integration and policy mainstreaming across a range of public policy fields, including gender equality, environmental sustainability, and linguistic sustainability.  


Knowledge exchange is important to this studentship and there will be opportunities to collaborate with officials from the Welsh Government and the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales. This will include the joint organisation of two workshops where findings arising from the project will be presented.




Welsh Language skills are desirable but not essential for this studentship.




This studentship is offered on either a 1+3 or +3 basis and will commence in October 2018.




Revised application deadline: 21 May 2018.




Full details, including how to apply, eligibility, supervision, and terms and conditions can be found here.




EH Carr Studentship

The Department of International Politics wishes to invite applications for the prestigious EH Carr PhD studentship for 2018 entry. This award covers UK/EU tuition fees for up to three years and includes a maintenance grant of approximately £14,553 per year and access to a travel/research fund (£500 per annum). Award holders from outside the EU would be required to cover the difference between the UK/EU and International student tuition fees.

The deadline for applications is 26 January 2018

AberDoc PhD Scholarships

Aberystwyth University is pleased to invite applications for AberDoc PhD scholarships for 2018 entry. These scholarships will cover UK/EU PhD tuition fees for up to three years and provide a subsistence allowance of approximately £14,553 per year along with access to a travel/research fund of £500 per year. Non-EU students would have to cover the difference between UK/EU tuition fees and the non-EU tuition fees from their scholarship. However, there will be 3 additional President's Scholarships that will cover this difference in tuition fees. 

The deadline for applications for candidates to the Department of International Politics is 26 January 2018

Further information is available on the

AHRC South, West & Wales Doctoral Training Partnership 2017

Aberystwyth University is one of a number of institutions in the South, West & Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) and has successfully secured funding for PhD scholarships in the arts and humanities, including International Politics research compatible with SWW aims.  Students successful in obtaining SWW funding will be able to benefit from cross-university supervision and other training available at more than one university within the DPT. 

To find out how to apply for SWW funding please see SWW DTP website for further information, including subject areas. 

Applications may be submitted via the SWW DTP site until the final deadline of Thursday, 11 January 2018.

Candidates must be UK/EU fee-paying students who are not currently registered for a PhD. Awards cover tuition fees (UK and other EU) and provide a stipend of approximately £14,553 (UK only) and are tenable for up to three years.

Further information is available on the Postgraduate Admissions Office website.

How to apply

How to Apply

Applications for PhD study can be made on-line or alternatively, forms can be downloaded and printed. Please see the Postgraduate Admissions Office website for full details. A research proposal of no more than 1,500 words, two letters of reference and academic transcripts are also required. There are no separate application forms at the initial stages for funding.