MPhil/PhD fee-only scholarships starting Spring/Autumn 2016

research-fundingThe Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education is pleased to offer up to five part-time MPhil/PhD fee only scholarships (UK/EU rate) starting Spring/Autumn 2016.

We are seeking students who have a 2:1 or first-class bachelors degree and/or masters degree, who are intellectually curious and academically able, who want to conduct research in a vibrant research environment and who have the drive to complete their studies.

We welcome applications for fees-only scholarships in the following areas:

  • Midwifery education and practice – Dr Jayne Marshall
  • Radiographic practice and service development – Dr Cheryl Whiting
  • Education and pedagogical research – Dr Ruth Wood
  • Critical, theoretical and pedagogic methods in higher education – Dr Victoria Perselli
  • Science education – Dr Mick Allen
  • Implementation and improvement science in health services – Professor Annette Boaz
  • Palliative care for people with learning disabilities – Dr Irene Tuffrey-Wjine
  • Interprofessional working and patient safety – Professor Scott Reeves
  • Emergency, Cardiovascular and Critical care – Professor Tom Quinn

Applicants are encouraged to contact the supervisor of the area they are interested in directly to discuss their ideas before submitting an application. The fee-only scholarships will be allocated in a competitive round with interviews. Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they can financially support themselves over the period of the study.

Please send an outline protocol of the proposed study with a letter explaining you interest in this opportunity and doctoral study by email to

The closing date for applications is 12.00noon on Friday 5 February 2016.