3 University of Kent PhD Studentships 2022/2023 for International Students

University of Kent PhD Studentships 2022/2023 for International Students

When is Application Deadline?

See below. All studentships close 11:59pm (BST)

Tell Me About Award:

The studentships are based in the Centre for Health Services Studies (CHSS), a centre of research excellence within the Division of Law, Society and Social Justice at the University of Kent.  CHSS undertakes high quality research into a wide range of health systems and health services issues at local, national and international levels, including supporting and advising public health staff to develop and undertake research projects to improve the links between research, policy and practice.

Which Fields are Eligible?

What Type of Scholarship is this?

PhD

Who is Eligible:

Centre for Health Service Studies and Kent Medical School ARC KSS PhD Studentship in Migrant Mental Health

Value:

The studentship will cover tuition fees at the standard postgraduate Home rate (£4,596 for 2022/23) rate plus an annual maintenance stipend of £16,062 per annum (in line with the UKRI rate for 2022). There is an annual Research Training Support allowance of £750 to cover conference attendance, training courses, equipment and books. 

Criteria

Migrant Mental Health: experiences, perceptions and understandings of mental health and access to mental health care in Kent

The University of Kent, in collaboration with the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Kent, Surrey, Sussex (ARC KSS) welcomes applications from a prospective doctoral student interested in exploring the health beliefs, perceptions of and experiences with access to mental health care from the perspective of migrant communities in the Kent area. We are looking for students who are enthusiastic about undertaking ethnographic, qualitative or mixed-methods research in any of the following areas:

  • migrant mental health in the Kent area
  • first generation migrants (i.e., born outside the UK) and their exploratory models of health and health beliefs
  • asylum seekers and refugees access to mental health care 
  • mental health provision in primary care settings for non-British population groups
  • interface of religion/spirituality and mental health beliefs in migrant populations in Kent
  • perceptions of mental health care among ethnic minority groups in Kent
  • socio-cultural understandings of mental health in established migrant communities in Kent (e.g., the Sikh community, the Greek Cypriot community)

We invite research proposals addressing one or more these broad areas, employing an innovative methodological approach, for instance ethnography (participant observation), qualitative research, mixed-methods research and participatory or creative methods.

The studentship opportunity is open to all candidates including those with professional practice experience. Applicants will have completed a health-related or social science postgraduate training course at Master’s level equivalent to merit or distinction.

A combination of qualifications and/or experience that is equivalent to a relevant UK degree may also be accepted.

Centre for Health Service Studies ARC PhD Studentship in Co-production

Scholarship value

The studentship will cover tuition fees at the standard postgraduate Home rate (£4,596 for 2022/23) rate plus an annual maintenance stipend of £16,062 per annum (in line with the UKRI rate for 2022). There is an annual Research Training Support allowance of £750 to cover conference attendance, training courses, equipment and books. 

Criteria

  • We welcome applications from a prospective doctoral student interested in co-production, particularly understanding how co-production of health & well-being can benefit health and care services. We particularly welcome clear and succinct proposals utilising appropriate methodology that address under-researched areas or populations
  • The studentship opportunity is open to all candidates including those with professional practice experience. Applicants will have completed a health-related postgraduate training course at Master’s level equivalent to merit or distinction with a substantial research training component, which must include training in quantitative data analysis skills. 
  • A combination of qualifications and/or experience that is equivalent to a relevant UK degree may also be accepted.

Centre for Health Service Studies ARC PhD Studentship in Public Health

Scholarship value

The studentship will cover tuition fees at the standard postgraduate Home rate (£4,596 for 2022/23) rate plus an annual maintenance stipend of £16,062 per annum (in line with the UKRI rate for 2022). There is an annual Research Training Support allowance of £750 to cover conference attendance, training courses, equipment and books. 

Criteria

  • We welcome applications from a prospective doctoral student interested in investigating the utilisation of health and social care services among people with clusters of long term conditions, with a focus on coastal towns. We have access to a large dataset linking data from general practices, trusts and social care organisations across Kent and Medway that can be used to explore this issue. 
  • We are looking for students who are enthusiastic about analysing large datasets to gain health policy and practice insights. The studentship opportunity is open to all candidates including those with professional practice experience in public health. 
  • Applicants will have completed a health-related postgraduate training course at Master’s level equivalent to merit or distinction with a substantial research training component, which must include training in quantitative data analysis skills. 
  • A combination of qualifications and/or experience that is equivalent to a relevant UK degree may also be accepted.

How to apply

We will consider all applicants who have applied for the PhD in Applied Health Research by the scholarship deadlines, providing all supporting documents (including references) have been uploaded to the Kent application system (KentVision). Applicants should include a clear and succinct research proposal as part of their application.

We do not require an additional scholarship application.

Informal enquiries regarding the application process and studying for a PhD should be made to Dr Melanie Rees-Roberts, [email protected] 

For any questions regarding the online application process, please contact the admissions team [email protected] or the LSSJ post-graduate funding team [email protected]

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