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PhD Studentship: Exploring the Relationship between Health System Responsiveness and the Implementation of Person Centred Integrated Care for Older People with Frailty

Bournemouth University - Faculty of Health & Social Sciences

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Bournemouth
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: £15,225 maintenance grant per annum
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 13th March 2020
Closes: 11th May 2020

Funding amount: £15,225 maintenance grant per annum

Lead Supervisor name: Michele Board

Interested in developing your clinical academic career in the care of older people and work alongside professionally qualified academics and senior clinicians in older persons care - then this could be the opportunity you have been looking for.

The project is a collaboration between Bournemouth University and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has a successful track record in innovative clinical responses to the needs of older people living with frailty. This is an opportunity for ambitious candidates wishing to develop a clinical academic career. The student will be funded over four years, working closely with academic and practice partners.

This is an excellent opportunity for you to develop your clinical academic profile by completing a full-time PhD over 4 years. The 4 year programme will consist of working 3 days a week on the PhD and 2 days a week in clinical practice over 4 years. This is ideally suited for those who wish to retain or develop their professional practice skills whilst undertaking a PhD study. For those seeking this option applicants must have a UK registered health professional qualification.

What does the funded studentship include?

Funded candidates will receive a maintenance grant of £15,225 per annum (unless otherwise specified), to cover their living expenses and have their fees waived for 48 months. In addition, research costs, including field work and conference attendance, will be met.

Funded Studentships are open to both UK/EU and International students unless otherwise specified.

Eligibility criteria

Candidates for a PhD Studentship should demonstrate outstanding qualities and be motivated to complete a PhD in 4 years and must demonstrate:

  • Outstanding academic potential as measured normally by either a 1st class honours degree (or equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA) or a Master’s degree with distinction or equivalent
  • An IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 minimum (with a minimum 6.0 in each component, or equivalent) for candidates for whom English is not their first language and this must be evidenced at point of application.

Add in any specific entry requirements Additional Eligibility: Registration with (or, for international candidates, ability to register with) the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Health and Care Professions Council, or General Medical Council.

In addition to satisfying basic entry criteria, BU will look closely at the qualities, skills and background of each candidate and what they can bring to their chosen research project in order to ensure successful and timely completion.

Closing date: The first call for applications will close on 11 May 2020.

For further information on how to apply click the ‘Apply’ button below or email

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