PhD Studentship in Migrant Care Workers in the UK: An Analysis of Sustainability of Care at Home

King's College London - Department of Mathematics & Policy Institute at King’s

Funding amount: £16,553 p.a. stipend, plus tuition fees at UK/EU rate

Sustainable Care: Connecting People and Systems

An exceptional PhD study opportunities at King’s College London

Linked to a multi-disciplinary ESRC-funded programme

This new programme, announced by ESRC on 29 June 2017, offers students with relevant interests and expertise an exceptional opportunity to engage with a major programme of linked research. The programme will address challenges in meeting the care needs of ageing populations, in an integrated programme comprising Work Strands on ‘Care Systems’ and on ‘Care Work and Care Relationships’.

The studentship will cover tuition fees at the UK/EU rate (worth approx. £4,170 pa) and a tax-free stipend at the standard UK Research Council rate (for 2017/18, £16,553) for 3 years. Additional funds will be provided for travel and equipment, and students will have access to unique opportunities within the ESRC Sustainable Care programme.

NOTE: International students from outside the EU are eligible to apply, but must have the means to pay the difference between the applicable UK/EU and overseas tuition fee rates.

Linked Work package: Migrant care workers in the UK: an analysis of sustainability of care at home [WPA4]

Work package leader: Professor Shereen Hussein

Study topic: Projecting the implications of changing immigration policies on the sustainability of home care in the UK

Discipline: Applied Statistics

Dates: January 2018 - December 2020


The successful candidate will be jointly supervised by researchers from the Policy Institute and Department of Mathematics:

Prof. Shereen Hussein, The Policy Institute at King’s

Prof. Steven Gilmour, Department of Mathematics

How to apply

Candidates should email to apply, sending the following:

  • A CV (maximum 2 pages).
  • The names of two referees who can comment in detail on the candidate’s academic achievements and potential.
  • A statement (maximum of 500 words) setting out why the candidate is interested in this studentship and why they feel they are suitably qualified/motivated to undertake this study.
  1. To apply for a PhD in Statistics complete the formal application to King’s College London, please follow the instructions at:

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