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One full-time PhD studentship (UK) for Research on Adult Social Care in England

University of Bristol - School for Policy Studies

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Bristol
Funding for: UK Students
Funding amount: From £17,000 annual stipend, per annum
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 10th August 2022
Closes: 10th November 2022

Introduction:

The 3-year award will cover full-time UK University of Bristol tuition fees and an annual stipend of £17,000 from 1st October 2022. UK students only are eligible to apply for this studentship.

The closing date for applications will be: midnight on Thursday 28th July 2022

The interview date will be: Monday 8th August 2022

The project:

The School for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol is currently recruiting for one full-time PhD studentship, with a preferred start date of 1st October 2022, although a start date of January 2023 could also be considered. The studentship is funded by the NIHR School for Social Care Research (NIHR SSCR), subject to contract. The doctoral student will be required to conduct research relevant to adult social care practice in England and in line with the NIHR SSCR’s aims and objectives. The successful applicant will also be expected to participate in activities organised by the NIHR School for Social Care Research, particularly activities that involve other PhD students funded under this programme at other universities, and, as appropriate, other NIHR and NIHR Academy activities.

The successful applicant will join the School for Policy Studies and work closely with colleagues in the School for Policy Studies. Areas of adult social care research expertise and interest in the School include (but are not limited to) social care’s associations with: disability, ageing, mental health, personalisation, integration, housing, equality and diversity, social work practice.

How to apply:

Please make an online application for this project at http://www.bris.ac.uk/pg-howtoapply. Please select either PhD Social Work or PhD Social Policy or PhD Disability Studies on the Programme Choice page. You will be prompted to enter details of the studentship in the Funding and Research Details sections of the form.

You are required to upload a research proposal (1000 words max). In your research proposal, please explain the research you propose to undertake in the light of the studentship focus on adult social care in England. For assistance on writing a research proposal, please see here: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/sps/study/postgraduate/applying-for-a-phd/

You are also required to submit supporting documentation so please consult the Admissions Statement, linked from the relevant PhD prospectus page, for a full list of documentation required. For guidance on supporting documentation, please see here: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/supporting-documents/

Candidate requirements: 

An upper second-class honours degree and a pass at MSc/MA level (or equivalent experience/qualification). UK students only are eligible to apply for this studentship.

Funding:

The 3-year award will cover full-time UK University of Bristol tuition fees and an annual stipend of £17,000 from 1st October 2022 and is funded by the NIHR SSCR programme, subject to contract. Additional support for research costs will be available through the NIHR SSCR programme as appropriate.

Contacts:

Informal enquiries relating to the PhD project/programme should be directed to Professor Geraldine Macdonald on geraldine.macdonald@bristol.ac.uk.

For enquiries relating to application submission, please consult the Admissions Statement linked from the relevant PhD prospectus page for a full list of documents required. For any further enquiries, please contact sps-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk.

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