PhD Study

Research Supervision

The University offers research supervision for Master’s and Doctoral study across all its subject areas, Faculties and Schools. Opportunities are available to study for a research degree on each campus in Lampeter, Carmarthen, Swansea and London, or alternatively by distance learning.

Events

Broadly defined areas where the University is able to offer research supervision are listed below.

Please contact the Postgraduate Research Office on pgrapplication@tsd.ac.uk for advice on supervisory expertise.

Ancient History

  • Ancient Greek Economy
  • Ancient Greek Religion
  • Ancient Greek World
  • Ancient Greek and Roman Sexualities
  • Ancient Greek Philosophy
  • Food and Diet in the Ancient World
  • Health and Healing in the Ancient World
  • Hellenistic Period
  • Historiography
  • History and Culture of Graeco-Roman/Egypt
  • Imperialism - Rome
  • Medicine and Pharamacology in the Ancient World
  • Numismatics
  • Rome

Anthropology

  • Consumption
  • Cultural Politics
  • Economic Anthropology
  • Ethnography
  • Food Practices

Applied Design & Engineering

  • Computer Aided Engineering
  • Design, 3D
  • Design, Automotive
  • Electronic Design
  • Engineering Science
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Fuels, Alternative
  • Innovation
  • Logistics
  • Mechanical Design
  • Mechanical Testing
  • Mechanics
  • Metalwork
  • Modelling, 3D
  • Music Technology
  • Non-Destructive Testing
  • Optimisation
  • Race Car Aerodynamics
  • Vehicle Design
  • Vehicle Dynamics
  • Vehicle Structures

Archaeology

  • Archaeological Site Investigation
  • Archaeology of Agriculture
  • Bronze Age, Mediterranean/Levant
  • Castles
  • Dendrochronology
  • Environmental Archaeology
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Geoarchaeology
  • GIS (Geographical Information Systems)
  • Landscape Archaeology
  • Marine Archaeology
  • Maritime heritage
  • Palaeoenvironmental reconstruction
  • Palaeogeography
  • Pottery - Ancient
  • Quaternary aminostratigraphy
  • Soil analysis
  • Soil Micromorphology
  • Sustainable Agriculture

Astrology & Astronomy

  • Cosmology
  • History of Astrology
  • History of Astronomy
  • New Age Movements

Built Environment

  • Chartered Building Surveying
  • Construction Technology
  • Facilities Management
  • Heritage
  • Historic Buildings

Business and Management

  • Branding
  • Business management
  • Business Environment
  • Change Management
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Communications
  • Continuous Professional Development
  • Customer Service Management
  • E-Commerce
  • Economics
  • Employment
  • Enterprise & Entrepreneurship
  • EU Project Management
  • Finance
  • HE Management
  • Heritage Management
  • Information Systems
  • Intercultural Awareness
  • International Marketing Strategy
  • Internet Based Technologies
  • IT Security
  • Leadership Management
  • Management Development
  • Marketing
  • Mentoring and Coaching
  • Occupational Stress
  • Sales
  • Tourism 

Celtic Studies

  • Bilingual Education
  • Bilingualism
  • Celtic Carols
  • Dialectology
  • Folk Music
  • Folk Traditions
  • Hagiography
  • Linguistics
  • Medieval Poetry
  • Medieval Prose
  • Medieval Wales
  • Second Language Teaching
  • Socio-linguistics
  • Welsh Curriculum
  • Welsh Language/Literature
  • Welsh Poetry
  • Welsh mythology

Chinese Studies

  • Chinese History
  • Chinese Literature
  • Chinese Religion
  • Confucian Ethics
  • Daoist Philosophy
  • Yangsheng

Classics

  • Ancient Greek Literature
  • Ancient Greek Mythology
  • Epigraphy
  • Medieval Latin

Computing

  • Computer Animation
  • Computer Interface Design
  • Computer Networks
  • Computing Technologies
  • Database Management
  • Data Mining
  • Digital Communications
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • End User Computing
  • Information Visualisation
  • Sensor Networks
  • Software Engineering

Early Childhood

  • Attachment
  • Children's Development and Learning
  • Children, Young People and Families
  • Early Bilingualism
  • Early Childhood Studies
  • Early Literacy
  • Early Years
  • Landscape and Environment

Education

  • Action Research in Education
  • Additional Educational Needs
  • Adult Learning
  • Adult and Offender Learning
  • Bilingual Education
  • Bilingualism
  • Biology
  • Cognitive Development
  • Comparative Education
  • E-Learning
  • Education Management
  • Educational Policy
  • Educational Studies
  • English
  • English as an Additional Language
  • European Languages
  • Forest School Education
  • Foundation Phase
  • Geography
  • Health
  • History
  • History of Education
  • Language Planning
  • Leadership - Early Childhood
  • Learning Assessment
  • Learning Theories
  • Literacy
  • Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Metacognition
  • Multicultural Education
  • Neural Networks
  • Non-Formal learning
  • Numeracy
  • Outdoor Education
  • Outdoor Learning
  • Primary Education
  • Quality Assurance
  • Sex and Relationships
  • Special Education Needs
  • Speech Skills
  • Sports and Fitness
  • Virtual Learning Environments (VLE)
  • Work-based Learning

English & Creative Writing

  • Bibliography
  • British Avant-Garde Poetry
  • Colloquial Literature
  • Contemporary Poetry
  • Creativity
  • Critical/Cultural Theory
  • Drama
  • Early Modern Literature
  • History and Philosophy of Anatomy, Medicine, Mind and Body
  • Keats
  • Literary Constructions
  • Literature and Science
  • Opera
  • Poetry
  • Romanticism
  • Screenwriting

Film & Media

  • Animation, 3D
  • British Cinema
  • Cinema
  • Comedy
  • Comic Books/Graphic Novels
  • Communication Design
  • Contemporary Film Theory
  • Creative Industries
  • Film and Adaption
  • Filmmaking
  • Gender
  • Internet History
  • New Media
  • Post-War British Cinema
  • Science Fiction and Horror
  • Screenwriting
  • Video Production

Fine & Applied Arts

  • Architectural Glass
  • Art and Medicine
  • Ceramics
  • Contemporary Art
  • Creative Industries
  • Cultural Identity
  • Etching
  • Experimental Art
  • Glass, Stained
  • Glass Technologies
  • Graphic Design
  • Jewelery
  • Philosophy of Art
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Performance Art
  • Sculpture
  • Semiotics
  • Textiles
  • Video Production

History

  • American History
  • Foreign Policy
  • History and Philosophy of Anatonmy, Medicine, Mind and Body
  • Medieval History
  • Memorialisation & World War One
  • Military History
  • Modern History
  • Monasticism

Natural Environment

  • Climate Change
  • Conservation
  • Environmental Impacts
  • Environmental Science
  • European Adaptation Projects
  • Habitat Management
  • Infection Control
  • Land Reclamation
  • Landscape Management
  • Marine Biodiversity
  • Offshore Renewable Energy
  • Renewable Technology
  • Sea Level Rise
  • Sustainability
  • Waste Management
  • Woodland Management

Performing Arts

  • Editing
  • History of the Theatre
  • Political theatre
  • Spanish drama
  • Theatre Design
  • Voice Technique

Philosophy & Ethics

  • Animal and Environmental Ethics
  • Applied Ethics
  • Beingness
  • Confucian Ethics
  • Critical Theory
  • Epistemology
  • German Philosophy
  • Greek Philosophy
  • History and Philosophy of Anatonmy, Medicine, Mind and Body
  • History of Continental and European Philosophy
  • Moral Philosophy
  • Morality
  • Philosophy of Mind, Time, Causation and Ethics
  • Philosophy of Art

Psychology

  • Emotion
  • Emotional and Behavioral Responses
  • Emotional Intelligence

Social Justice & Inclusion

  • Community
  • Counselling Skills
  • Disability Studies
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Exclusion
  • Globalisation
  • Inclusion
  • Learning and Employability
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Social Inclusion
  • Social Policy
  • Youth Policy
  • Youth Work

Theology, Religious Studies and Islamic Studies

  • Alternative spiritualities
  • Anthropology of Religion
  • Apostle Paul
  • Belief and Spirituality
  • Biblical Art
  • Biblical Interpretation
  • British Nonconformity
  • Christianity
  • Church History
  • Divinity
  • Early and Eastern Christianity
  • Ecumenical Mission Theology
  • Hadith
  • Hindu Traditions
  • Hinduism
  • Hinduism and Modernity
  • Islamic Studies
  • Islam and Cyber Space
  • Islam and Education
  • Islam and Environment
  • Islam and Politics
  • Islam in the UK
  • Islam in Urban Environments

Collaborative Doctoral Training Centre in the Celtic Languages

The University is part of a the Collaborative Doctoral Training Centre in the Celtic Languages (CDT) which  is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Across the consortium 23 full PhD studentships will be made available between 2014-19. The research will be in the areas of Celtic Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Read more

Application Procedure

To apply for PhD study please see the application procedure. This is administered by the Post Graduate Research Office.   How to apply