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AHRh/ARC PhD Studentship Opportunity- Closing Date

30th November, 2023

PhD (via MPhil) in the Applied Health Research Hub: RS/23/04
1 x Full-time Studentship – PhD (via MPhil) in the Applied Health Research Hub, University of Central Lancashire
Reference RS/23/04

One full-time PhD (via MPhil) studentship is available at the University of Central Lancashire, via the National Institute for Health Research Applied Research Collaboration North West Coast (NIHR ARC NWC). NIHR ARC NWC is one of 15 regional ARCS funded by the NIHR to bring together those needed to support research to improve health and care. Our vision is to address the considerable health inequalities across our region through the collaborative production and implementation of high-quality applied health research in our five themes. Research supported by the ARC NWC must be relevant to the needs of the diverse communities served by the NIHR ARC NWC and its local health and care system, and be generalisable across health and care nationally, as well as within the local health and care system where it is conducted. Our Doctoral Fellows are distributed across the themes and universities and are a crucial part of our Academic Career Development Strategy.

The studentships will be hosted within the Applied Health Research Hub, one of the largest providers of health and care education and professional development in the North West, which seeks to develop high-quality health and care research, implementation, and innovation to improve service and care delivery. Successful candidates will be supported by a dedicated supervisory team and have access to a broad range of expertise from colleagues within the Lancashire Clinical Trials Unit, the Health Technology Assessment Group, the Research Facilitation and Delivery Unit, and the Research Design and Statistical Support Team.
The full-time studentship is tenable up to 3 years full-time (PhD via MPhil) and will cover the cost of tuition fees at Home rates. A stipend in line with the UK Research Council is payable at £18,622 per annum, and an additional Research Training Support Grant of up to £1000 per year will be paid for approved research costs.
For more details about available research topics, please see the Appendix 1 document.

Due to funding restrictions, the studentships are open to Home (UK resident) applicants only, and only full-time study is supported. It is expected the successful applicant(s) will commence on 18 March 2024.
Potential applicants must:
• consult the HIAT and demonstrate consideration of the toolkit in their research proposal
• discuss their research proposal with the appropriate Director of Studies (DoS) prior to application
• state the title of the project(s) they are applying for, and the preferred mode of study (PhD via MPhil, or MPhil) where indicated on the application form.
Applicants should have (or expect to have been formally awarded by 29 February 2024) at least a UK Bachelor Honour’s degree at second class (upper division) level (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant discipline.
Applicants must have completed and been awarded any current course of study by the proposed start date (before 18 March 2024) otherwise they will not be shortlisted.
Applicants require an English Language level of UKVI IELTS 6.5 (no sub-score less than 6.0) or acceptable UCLan equivalent qualification.
Further information and application process:
Applications should be completed on our online application system, selecting the following options:
• Type of Study – Research Degree (Postgraduate)
• Course – Master of Philosophy/Doctor of Philosophy
• Campus – Preston Campus
• Mode of Study – Full Time
Please quote the Studentship reference number RS/23/04 on the application form.
Applicants MUST ALSO state the title of the project they are applying for, and the mode of study (Master of Philosophy/Doctor of Philosophy) where indicated on the application form. Application forms received without this information will not be considered.

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Closing Date: 30 November 2023
Fixed Interview Date: 14 December 2023


30th November, 2023


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