Pathway available at Bath, Bristol and Exeter
The SWDTP Global Challenges and Transformations pathway fosters new and innovative research to better understand and address pressing global issues. It trains emerging scholars to develop research on contemporary global dynamics related, but not limited to, areas such as: geopolitics, political economy, conflict and security, economic and social inequalities, and people’s mobilities. Particular emphasis is placed on the importance of interdisciplinary approaches to develop original and innovative analyses of these phenomena. With delivery in the University of Bath, University of Bristol and University of Exeter (at both the Cornwall and Streatham campuses), the pathway offers candidates three routes of entry: Master of Research followed by a PhD programme ; a standalone PhD programme; or a PhD with methodology integration. The MRes provides tailored training that cuts across disciplinary boundaries and qualitative and quantitative methodologies. As with all SWDTP pathways, the routes include a three-month Research in Practice placement/internship. Which route you will enter by is determined by your level of prior skills training and qualifications.
Over the course of their PhD studies candidates will undertake independent research under the supervision of leading scholars with specific expertise in their chosen topic. The pathway welcomes inquisitive, critical minds who want to become proficient social scientists working to investigate global challenges and transformations both inside and outside academia. Given the pathway’s interdisciplinary character, applicants can have previous training in disciplines other than the social sciences, especially when this can enrich the study of global and transnational dynamics. The pathway will provide you with the instruments necessary to develop research at the highest standards and its successful completion will qualify you for career paths in academia, policymaking and the private and public sectors.