|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||From £17,668 annual stipend|
|Placed On:||21st March 2023|
|Closes:||27th April 2023|
Mechanisms of Impact for Public Health in Early Childhood Development, Department of Public Health and Sports Science – PhD (Funded) Ref: 4746
About the award
Professor G.J. Melendez-Torres, Medical School, University of Exeter
Professor Sarah Skeen, Stellenbosch University
The University of Exeter’s Department of Public Health and Sports Sciences is inviting applications for a PhD studentship fully-funded by the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences to commence on 25 September 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. For eligible students the studentship will cover Home tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £17,668 (2022/23 rate) for 3 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study.
In this funded PhD at the University of Exeter, you will develop expertise in methods for undertaking and analysing evaluations, with a focus on child public health interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa. Drawing on a range of early childhood development interventions, you will analyse how effective interventions achieve their impacts. You will develop expertise in evidence synthesis and methods for intervention evaluation. This includes the analysis of randomised trials, realist and implementation evaluation, and advanced statistical methods such as structural equation modelling. This PhD will benefit from close links with the Institute for Life Course Health Research at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. The ideal candidate will have interest in child public health and international health and a demonstrated willingness to develop expertise across a range of quantitative and qualitative research methods.
This award provides annual funding to cover Home tuition fees and a tax-free stipend. For students who pay Home tuition fees the award will cover the tuition fees in full, plus at least £17,668 (2022/23 rate) per year tax-free stipend. Students who pay international tuition fees are eligible to apply, but should note that the award will only provide payment for part of the international tuition fee (£22,000) and no stipend.
International applicants need to be aware that you will have to cover the cost of your student visa, healthcare surcharge and other costs of moving to the UK to do a PhD.
The conditions for eligibility of home fees status are complex and you will need to seek advice if you have moved to or from the UK (or Republic of Ireland) within the past 3 years or have applied for settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme.
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