|UK Students, EU Students, International Students
|Academic fees for the 2024/25 entry, at UK or international rates as appropriate, plus a maintenance stipend for 3 years at UKRI rates (£18,622 in 2023/24)
|2nd February 2024
|25th March 2024
The Centre for Health Economics, University of York are looking for exceptional UK or International students to apply for two PhD in Health Economics opportunities associated with the ESHCRU Policy Research Unit to start in the academic year 2024/25.
ESHCRU applies expertise in economic theory, econometrics and policy evaluation to tackle current and long-standing challenges in the NHS and social care sectors. These include supporting recovery from Covid-19, managing demand and unmet need and incentivising integration. We also investigate inequalities in access, outcomes and service delivery. The studentships will complement the wider ESHCRU research programme.
We are offering up to two studentships from the following three topic areas:
Topic 1: The impact of care continuity and fragmentation in the UK NHS on patient outcomes. Empirical analyses using administrative data.
Topic 2: The effect of demand and supply-side factors on hospital emergency department performance in the UK NHS: evidence using econometric and machine-learning methods.
Topic 3: Quality-efficiency trade-offs: does reducing hospital length of stay reduce quality of care?
Supervisor: Luigi Siciliani
Supervision and research environment
Successful candidates will be supervised in CHE and will be registered through the PhD in Health Economics at the Department of Economics and Related Studies at the University of York. This is an opportunity to work with researchers in one of the most successful health economics research groups in the UK. CHE has a leading international reputation and is one of the world’s largest health economics research centres. You can find out more about what it is like to study and research at CHE.
CHE has an Athena SWAN Silver award which recognises our commitment to good practice in recruiting, retaining and supporting the careers of women.
The award will cover academic fees for the 2024/25 entry, at UK or international rates asappropriate, plus a maintenance stipend for 3 years at UKRI rates (£18,622 in 2023/24).
Applicants to the PhD in Health Economics are usually required to hold a Bachelors degree in Economics with a 2:1 or 1st class honours (or overseas equivalent), and an MSc in Health Economics, Economics, or a closely related discipline, with a high average mark (60% or above, including at least 60% in the dissertation component). The English language requirement is IELTS: 6.5, with no less than 6.0 in each component.
Process for application
Applications should be made using the University of York online application process which can be accessed using this link.
Select the PhD in Health Economics to be registered in the Department of Economics and Related Studies. Insert reference ESHCRU PHD 2024 in “How studies will be funded” field.
In addition, you should upload the following documents.
Prospective students can contact prospective supervisors on the relevant topic for suggestions on how to improve their research proposal.
Applications should be received no later than Monday 25 March 2024 before 16.00 (UTC).
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed Face to face or via Zoom.
The interviews will take place during week commencing 15th April 2024 but the exact date is to be confirmed.
At interview, candidates will give a short presentation on their proposed project including relevant literature, potential data sources and methods.
If you have any further questions, please contact Sarah Crust.
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