Centre for Health Services Studies

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CHSS 3 year PhD Studentship

We are offering a 3 year PhD studentship (full time or 5 years part time) to be based in the Centre for Health Services Studies (CHSS) in the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR), University of Kent. We welcome applications to undertake research in health services and evaluation commencing in September/October 2018.

We are looking for a student who is enthusiastic about health services research and can become part of the research endeavour within CHSS.
Applicants will have completed a health-related postgraduate training course at Master's level equivalent to merit or distinction with a substantial research training component (such as an ESRC recognised training course).


The studentship will cover tuition fees at the standard postgraduate home/EU rate plus an annual maintenance stipend £14,553 per annum (2017-2018 rate). In addition, there is an annual Research Training Support allowance of £750 to cover conference attendance, training courses, equipment and books.

Interested applicants should apply for a place via the University of Kent‘s online application system. In addition, they must submit through the online application system, by 23.59 on Thursday 1 March 2018, the following:

1. A research proposal (maximum 2,500 words including references).
2. A personal statement (maximum 1,000 words) indicating the reasons for doing a PhD at CHSS.
3. Transcripts.

Informal enquiries regarding the application process and studying for a PhD in CHSS should be made to Kalliopi Glezakou.

Applicants must ensure that both references have either been submitted by the referees through the online system or sent directly by email to Kalliopi Glezakou by 23.59 on Thursday 1 March 2018. This is the deadline by which the University must have all the supporting documents. The School will not request references on your behalf from your referees, and your application will not be considered if both references are not received. The interview date will be confirmed.

Further details on the SSPSSR Scholarships and Bursaries page

For more information about CHSS and the research interests of staff members explore the rest of our CHSS website.


Centre for Health Services Studies, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF

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Last Updated: 23/10/2017