Fully-funded PhD Studentship: Swansea Science: The First 100 Years

History of Science: Fully-funded PhD Studentship: Swansea Science: The First 100 Years

Closing date: 30th April 2015

Key Information

The Department of History and Classics, Swansea University, invites applications from suitably-qualified UK/EU candidates for a doctoral studentship, funded by the College of Arts and Humanities, to conduct research on the history of the STEM disciplines at Swansea University in advance of the university’s centenary in 2020. The recipient of the studentship will contribute to our understanding of the evolution and significance of work in the sciences at Swansea since the institution’s foundation. There will be some scope to shape the precise direction of the research according to his/her interests and expertise.
The studentship, which is full-time and will run for three years, will begin in October 2015, and will be supervised by Dr Christoph Laucht and Dr Adam Mosley. Applicants should have a background in the history of science, technology, and medicine, and/or in modern or contemporary history. Experience of conducting independent archival research is highly desirable, as the successful applicant will be expected to carry out research in Swansea University’s Richard Burton Archives, the National Archives at Kew, and other repositories. S/he will be expected to undertake up to six hours per week of tutorial teaching for the Department of History and Classics during the second and third years of the studentship.


Applicants should have a first class or upper second class undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline and have completed or be working towards a master's degree in history, history of science, technology and/or medicine, modern or contemporary history, or another appropriate historical subject.
The ideal candidate will have experience of conducting independent archival research and the ability to work to deadlines.
Due to funding restrictions, this studentship is open to UK/EU students only.


The studentship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a tax free stipend of £14,057 p.a.
An additional £600 will be available for research expenses.

How to Apply

To apply for this studentship, please submit the following documentation
to Gabriella Wasiniak, by email: g.wasiniak@swansea.ac.uk
or post:
Graduate College,
College of Arts & Humanities,
Swansea University,
Singleton Park,
The deadline for applications is 30th April 2015.
Informal enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Dr Christoph Laucht: c.laucht@swansea.ac.uk