Funded Studentships

in the Faculty of Health and Medicine

The Faculty of Health and Medicine Doctoral Scholarships

The Faculty of Health and Medicine is pleased to offer a number of scholarships to include fees plus a stipend to the equivalent of RCUK rates for outstanding UK/EU and overseas students wishing to undertake full time doctoral research in any Department within the Faculty of Health and Medicine.

Awards will be made for a maximum of three years full-time study.

Applications must be linked to one of the Faculty's core research areas of:

  • Ageing and End of Life Care (including Cancers of Old Age)
  • Biostatistics and Epidemiology
  • Cancer
  • Infectious Disease and Parasitology
  • Mental Health
  • Public Health

Students wishing to apply for doctoral scholarship, should, in the first instance either contact a potential supervisor directly, or apply to the Director of Postgraduate Research in the relevant department to seek advice.
Expression of Interest form

The closing date for expressions of interest is 9 March 2015.

Doctoral Directors

Biological Life Sciences: Dr Paul McKean
Health Research: Professor Carol Thomas
Medicine: Dr Tom Keegan

For general enquiries please contact Alex MacPherson.

ESRC-Funded Research Studentships

Lancaster University forms part of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)'s North West Doctoral Training Centre (NWDTC). A large number of studentships, covering tuition and maintenance, are available for those wishing to study in areas covered by the ESRC at Lancaster, Liverpool or Manchester. Some studentships are reserved for students seeking joint supervision across two or more partner institutions.

Details of the provision and funding offered by the NWDTC are available here.

The Faculty of Health and Medicine has Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funding for research studentships within the broad areas of i) Health and Well-Being; and ii) Quantitative Methods. Applicants for the Health and Well-Being pathway must be residents of the UK or the EU. Studentships in Quantitative Methods are open to candidates of any nationality.

Masters Scholarships

The Faculty of Health and Medicine is pleased to offer a number of scholarships for outstanding overseas students wishing to study on a taught Masters level programme. The value of each award will be £1000 per student. Awards will be made for one year only and are conditional on satisfactory progress during the first term of study. These awards are administered by individual Departments.

Applicants wishing to be considered for these awards should apply via the University electronic applications process noting in the section on source of funding that they wish to be considered for 'MSC bursary 2014'.

To be considered for an award, applicants must hold an offer of a place to study in any Department in the Faculty of Health and Medicine by the deadline date and should be due to commence their studies in October. Applicants may only apply for an award for a programme on which they are not already registered.

Scholarship awards will allocated to successful students in the form of a fees reduction.


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