All the 16 Pathway clusters within the Wales DTC are located within research environments that are intellectually robust and offer excellent research infrastructure. This is reflected in the performance of the relevant departments in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. It therefore builds upon established track-records of high-quality provision for postgraduate researchers that are reflected in previous quota allocations, ESRC recognition for 1+3 studentships and successful completion of ESRC-funded PhDs.

ESRC Postgraduate Training Guidelines 2009

Research Training Pathways

The Wales DTC has sixteen accredited pathways, onto which 4 year or 3 year studentships are awarded