PhD Studentship: The Tizard Centre Scholarship

University of Kent - School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR)

The University of Kent’s Tizard Centre at the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR) is a leading research centre in learning disability and community care issues.

A multi-disciplinary department recognised worldwide, SSPSSR is ranked 2nd for research power, 3rd for research intensity and 5th for both research impact and research quality (GPA) by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). The School supports a thriving postgraduate community of over 200 students and offers a diverse range of professional development opportunities. The Tizard Centre provides short courses as well as degree and diploma programmes and also undertakes an extensive programme of consultancy and research. The primary aims of the Centre are:

  • to advance knowledge about the relationship between the organisation of community care services and their outcomes
  • to help service agencies (both purchasers and providers) develop their own competence to provide and sustain high quality, comprehensive community care services

We are offering a fully funded PhD scholarship in the area of Applied Psychology, Community Care, Intellectual and Developmental Disability or Mental Health. The scholarship covers tuition fees at the postgraduate standard home/EU rate and an annual maintenance stipend (in 2017-18 this represented £14,553).

Successful candidates will have obtained a 1st or good 2.1 undergraduate degree, and ordinarily an MA or MSc at Merit or Distinction. Those awarded a scholarship will also hold a Graduate Teaching Assistantship that involve a limited amount of teaching - experience that is useful for future careers in education and academia.

We welcome applications concerning all aspects of community care; please refer to our website for the research expertise of the academic staff. Information on our postgraduate research programmes can be viewed on our postgraduate studies webpage.

Please see the website for the full scholarship information and complete instructions on the application procedure.

Applications must be received by 16.00 Friday 30 January 2017. Candidates shortlisted for interview will be informed during Wednesday 31 January 2018. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 6 February 2018 at our Canterbury campus.


Kalliopi Glezakou
School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Postgraduate Office

T: +44 (0)1227 823684

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