Closing Date: 15 July 2022
Applications are now open to all graduate who wants to commence research studies at Swansea University in the UK in psychology! The scholarship grant is offered by the UKRI Frontier Research grant and is open for the 2022/23 academic session.
All studies will commence in October 2022, exceptional applicants with great academic records are eligible for these grants.
TRUE is a five-year research project originally selected for funding by the European Research Council (Starting Grant no. 101040463), which will now be funded by a UKRI Frontier Research guarantee grant, in light of the UK’s non-association to the Horizon Europe programme. Through an innovative interdisciplinary methodology combining legal analysis of trials, large online experiments, and mock jury trials, TRUE will develop the first systematic account of trust in user-generated evidence (such as photos and videos recorded by witnesses on their mobile phones), in the specific context of its use in human rights accountability processes.
Candidates must hold an undergraduate degree at 2.1 level and a master’s degree. Alternatively, applicants with a UK first class honours degree (or Non-UK equivalent as defined by Swansea University) not holding a master’s degree, will be considered on an individual basis.
English Language requirements: If applicable – IELTS 6.5 overall (with no individual component below 6.5) or Swansea recognised equivalent. Details on the Swansea University English Language entry policy can be found here.
This scholarship is open to candidates of any nationality.
Note: If you are holding a non-UK degree, please see Swansea University degree comparisons to find out if you meet the eligibility.
This scholarship covers the full cost of tuition fees and an annual stipend of £16,062 (UKRI rate).
Additional research expenses will also be available.
To apply, please complete your application online with the following information:Course choice – please select Psychology / PhD / Full-time / 3 Year / October In the event you have already applied for the above programme previously, the application system may issue a warning notice and prevent application, in this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org where staff will be happy to assist you in submitting your application.
As part of your online application, you MUST upload the following documents (please do not send these via email):
- Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Monitoring Form (online form)
- Degree certificates and transcripts (if you are currently studying for a degree, screenshots of your grades to date are sufficient)
- A sample of academic writing such as an essay or an excerpt from a dissertation
- A brief cover letter stating suitability for the role
- 500-word research proposal
- Two references (academic or previous employer) on headed paper or using the Swansea University reference form. Please note that we are not able to accept references received citing private email accounts, e.g. Hotmail. Referees should cite their employment email address for verification of reference.
- Evidence of meeting English Language requirement (if applicable).
- Copy of UK resident visa (if applicable).