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Scholarships funded by Swansea University in the UK for research in 2022


Apr 15, 2023

Applications are now open for graduate psychology research students at Swansea University in the UK! Scholarship grants are available through the UKRI Frontier Research grant for the 2022/23 academic year.

Exceptional students with outstanding academic records will be eligible for these grants in October 2022.


Originally funded by the European Research Council (Starting Grant No. 101040463), TRUE will now be supported by a UKRI Frontier Research guarantee grant following the UK’s withdrawal from the Horizon Europe programme. The TRUE project 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 human rights accountability processes, using a unique interdisciplinary methodology that combines legal analysis of trials, large online experiments, and mock jury trials.

The selection criteria

Undergraduate degrees at 2.1 level and master’s degrees are required. We will consider applicants who have a UK first class honours degree (or the equivalent in a non-UK country as defined by Swansea University) without a master’s degree on an individual basis.

Applicants from Europe and applicants from abroad can find country specific information on the websites. 

6.5 IELTS overall (with no component below 6.5) or Swansea recognised equivalent. Here are the details regarding Swansea University’s entry policy for English Language.

There is no nationality restriction on this scholarship.

Those holding non-UK degrees should consult Swansea University degree comparisons to determine if they qualify. 

Perks of Scholarships

A stipend of £16,062 (UKRI rate) covers the full cost of tuition fees as well as an annual scholarship charge.

There will also be additional funding available for research expenses. 

What is the application process?

Apply online with the following information:Course choice – choose Psychology / PhD / Full-time / 3 Year / October In case you have already applied for the above programme previously, the application system may issue a warning notice and prevent your application from progressing. Please contact staff at pgrscholarships@swansea.ac.uk if this is the case.

Please find attached the following supporting documents:

The following documents must be uploaded with your online application (please do not email them):

  • The EDI Monitoring Form (online form) measures equality, diversity, and inclusion.
  • CV
  • Transcripts and degrees (if you are studying for a degree, screenshots of your grades so far are sufficient).
  • Writing samples, such as essays or dissertation excerpts
  • Briefly describe why you are the right candidate for the job in a cover letter
  • A 500-word proposal for a research project
  • A reference from an academic or former employer, on University headed paper or on Swansea University’s reference form. Please note that we cannot accept references citing private email accounts, such as gmail or hotmail. For verification, references should cite their email addresses at work.
  • English language proficiency (if applicable).
  • Obtain a copy of your resident visa from the UK (if applicable).

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