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Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships (Health & Wellbeing)

Brunel University London is pleased to invite applications for ESRC-funded studentships in Health and Wellbeing, offered through the Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership (GUDTP). The GUDTP is an exciting collaboration between Brunel, the University of Oxford and the Open University, which offers its students access to innovative social science research training across all three institutions. Brunel DTP students in Health & Wellbeing will be members of the GUDTP Health & Wellbeing Pathway, led by Brunel and delivered collaboratively by the three universities. You can find further information about the GUDTP here

More information on the Health and Wellbeing research areas available at Brunel is available at http://www.brunel.ac.uk/research/Research-degrees/Grand-Union-DTP.

Studentships are available as either three year PhD (+3) or four-year studentships, depending on the level of research training already achieved, on a full-time or part-time basis. Successful applicants for a Full-time award will receive an annual maintenance stipend of approximately £16777 per year (2018-19) RCUK rate paid in monthly instalments) for the period of their award (three or four years) plus Fees at the current RCUK rate for Full time or Part time courses. Successful applicants for a Part-time award will be paid pro rata for the period of their award (six or eight years).

Applicants who conduct doctoral research in Health and Wellbeing at Brunel will be based within the appropriate subject area. The Pathway studentships are available across a wide agenda of the most significant national and global health and wellbeing challenges, offering applicants opportunities to work with expert research teams in a range of disciplines. Areas of expertise include - but are not restricted to - 

  • lifestyle behaviours and health and wellbeing inequalities
  • sport, physical activity, health and wellbeing;
  • health and wellbeing across the life course, including youth and in older age;
  • psychology, health and wellbeing;
  • gender, sexual health and anti-violence interventions;
  • healthcare and occupational therapy;
  • health economics.

Eligibility

  • Details of your residential eligibility.  Please see annex 1 of the ESRC postgraduate funding guide
  •  Any non-native speaker who has not been awarded a degree by a University in the UK will be expected to demonstrate English language skills to IELTS 7.0 (minimum 6.0 in any section). 

How to apply

For the Health & Wellbeing pathway, the following documentation below should be sent by email to:

Emma.sigsworth@brunel.ac.uk BUL DTP Manager with the subject header: Grand Union DTP studentship – Health & Wellbeing pathway.

  • Complete the application form;
  • An up-to-date CV;
  • Details of your residential eligibility.  Please see annex 1 of the ESRC postgraduate funding guide
  • Research Proposal – 2000 words
  • Two academic references or names and contact details of two academic referees. One professional reference (if applicable).
  • A copy of your Undergraduate transcript, certificate, Masters Transcript, and certificate (if applicable).   If you have not yet completed your course, please provide an up-to-date transcript.
  • A copy of your English language qualification, where applicable. Any non-native speaker who has not been awarded a degree by a University in the UK will be expected to demonstrate English language skills to IELTS 7.0 (minimum 6.0 in any section). 

Short-listed applicants will be required to attend an interview. Following the interview, applicants will receive an initial decision about whether they are being nominated for a Grand Union DTP scholarship. Nominees will be instructed to submit a formal online application via Brunel University Admissions.   A final decision from the DTP Panel on the award of a studentship will be advised by April 2019. All nominees who meet the required standard for doctoral study will also be advised of any alternative opportunities for doctoral study at Brunel.