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CHSS ESRC Centre for Care PhD Studentship

Kent, United Kingdom

Award value

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Funding type

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About this scholarship

Awarding Institution

University of Kent

Number of awards

Not specified

What does this scholarship cover?

  • Research costs
  • Stipend
  • Tuition fees

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  • A full tuition fee waiver at the Home rate

More details on the scholarship

The studentship provides: a doctoral stipend at the standard RCUK rate; a Research and Training Support Grant worth £750 per year.

Entry requirements


All International


Applicable to all genders

Delivery mode

In Person

Selection approach

Only selective applicants are considered

Study mode

Full Time

Intake year

All intakes

Other criteria

Part time students, Academic excellence

Course subject and study level you are applying for

Subject area(s)*

Not subject specific

Study level


Other eligibility requirements

The studentship is offered as a 3 year award on a full-time basis. Applicants are expected to have a strong first degree (2:1) in a relevant social science discipline, including demonstrable experience using qualitative research methods and a Masters degree with full social sciences research methods training (or equivalent professional training).

The ESRC Centre for Care is pleased to offer a PhD studentship based with the Centre for Health Services Studies.

The ESRC Centre for Care is a new research centre established following a highly competitive process run by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The Centre is led by investigators in five universities, three major charities and the Office for National Statistics, and will work in close partnership with a large network of partners and leading international research teams, co-producing its research with people who need care, carers, care workers and others.

The PhD will focus on developing innovation in a fragmented care system. It will explore how different parts of the care system interact that helps or hinders innovation and the reasons for this. The research will be conducted through policy analysis and a range of qualitative methods. The findings will provide policy makers and practitioners with evidence to better understand whether different providers and types of services need different approaches to supporting innovation or for collaboration. 

Selection basis

Students are shortlisted based on their

  • Academic excellence

How to apply

Application process

You need to apply separately for this scholarship

Application details (from the awarding institution)

Applications should be made through the University of Kent postgraduate application system to the social policy programme.  Please note that we require applicants to submit all supporting documents, including transcripts, the research proposal, and references by the studentship deadline.

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