MPhil/PhD Scholarship: The working Lives of Filipino Nurses in the UK: A Mixed-methods Sequential Exploratory Study

University of Greenwich - Faculty of Education and Health


A University of Greenwich Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship 2017/18 is available to undertake doctoral research into Filipino nurses’ pathways towards, and within, the NHS as migratory healthcare workers. Research will involve a combination of methods: policy analysis, systematic literature review, in-depth qualitative interviews and survey. Research will explore the role of Filipinos in the health care sector in the context of the increasingly global nature of the healthcare workforce; national level ‘push’ and ‘pull’ factors in both the Philippines and UK and the individual migratory patterns and experiences of Filipino nurses employed in the UK. Findings will have clear policy implications concerning the recruitment and retention policies of healthcare providers in the UK.

For further information please contact the supervisor: Dr David Smith


Bursary available (subject to satisfactory performance):

Year 1:  £14,553

Year 2:  In line with RCUK rate        

Year 3: In line with RCUK rate

In addition, the successful candidate will receive a contribution to tuition fees equivalent to the university’s Home/EU rate, currently £4,195, for the duration of their scholarship. International applicants will need to pay the remainder tuition fee, currently £8,305, for the duration of their scholarship. This fee is subject to an annual increase. Scholarships are available for three years from the date scholars first register as an MPhil/PhD student with the university. Scholarships are available for full-time study only and applicants must meet the programme entry requirements. 

For additional information about the scholarship and links to the application form please click the 'apply' button below. 

Please read this information before making an application. Applications need to be made online via .No other form of application will be considered.

All applications must include the following information.  Applications not containing these documents will not be considered.

  • Scholarship Reference Number (Ref) – included in the personal statement section together with your personal statement as to why you are applying
  • a research proposal *
  • a CV including 2 referees *
  • academic qualification certificates/transcripts and IELTs/English Language certificate if you are an international applicant or if English is not your first language or you are from a country where English is not the majority spoken language as defined by the UK Border Agency *

*upload to the qualification section of the application form. Attachments need to be in PDF format.

The closing date for applications is midnight (UTC) on 30 August 2017.

The scholarship must commence before 30 November 2017.

Share this PhD
  Share by Email   Print this job   More sharing options
We value your feedback on the quality of our adverts. If you have a comment to make about the overall quality of this advert, or its categorisation then please send us your feedback
Advert information

Type / Role: