Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research

Making sense of the social world


Scholarships and bursaries

Our School provides additional scholarships and bursaries for certain students and degree options, see below for current opportunities and how to apply. Other funding can be found in the links under the 'Other sources' tab.

Postgraduate taught

School Alumni Master's Excellence Discount

Degrees which apply:

  • MA Sociology
  • MA Criminology
  • MA Criminology with a semester abroad
  • MA Methods of Social Research
  • MA International Social Policy
  • MA Civil Society, NGO and Non-Profit Studies
  • MA Philanthropic Studies
  • MA Political Sociology
  • MSc Environmental Social Science

The School will award a £500 discount to eligible students.

To be eligible, candidates must have a First Class honours or a very good upper 2.1 (68%+) degree from the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (graduating by this summer or already graduated), and to study full-time or part-time starting in September 2016. All applicants who have accepted a place on one of the above programmes will be automatically considered for a discount. There is no need to make a separate application.

This discount will be in addition to any Kent scholarships and discounts (such as the £1,000 Graduate School Scholarship, 10% Loyalty Discount and the School MA Scholarship).

While there is no formal closing date, we recommend you apply for your chosen course as soon as possible, before the end of June 2016.

If you have any questions, please email us sspssr-pg-admin@kent.ac.uk

Applied Health Research Scholarship

The deadline for this Scholarship has passed. If you have any questions concerning scholarships, please email sspssr-pg-admin@kent.ac.uk .

The Centre for Health Services Studies will award one scholarship on a competitive basis to cover tuition fees (at the Home/EU rate* £5,430) for the MSc Applied Health Research.

Those interested need to do the following:

  1. Apply for a place on the MSc Applied Health Research and ensure your references and transcripts are submitted through the university's online system by the deadline of 23.59 Friday 17 June 2016.
  2. Submit to Dr Kate Hamilton-West a 600 word application outlining your interest, your experience to date and why you would be the most suitable recipient of the Applied Health Research Scholarship. Your application should include your name, and the title of the scholarship and should show awareness of the context of health research. The deadline for applications is 23.59 Friday 17 June 2016.

Information about the programme can be viewed on the MSc Applied Health Research webpage. Enquiries can be sent to Dr Kate Hamilton-West.

The deadline for applications is 23.59 Friday 17 June 2016. Shortlisting will take place on Wednesday 29 June 2016 and we hope to notify those invited to interview on the same day. Interviews will be held at our Canterbury campus Wednesday 6 July 2016.

*International applicants will be expected to cover the difference in tuition fees if successful.

Clinical Outcomes Solutions Internship

The deadline for this Internship has passed. If you have any questions concerning scholarships, please email sspssr-pg-admin@kent.ac.uk

Degree which applies:

Applicants to the MSc Applied Health Research are invited to apply for an internship opportunity with Clinical Outcomes Solutions (Folkestone, Kent). Clinical Outcomes Solutions (COS) are a health outcomes company committed to continuous, dedicated support across all facets of clinical outcomes research to assist with value driven decisions for informing patient care. With a specific focus on Clinical Outcomes Assessments (COAs), COS is specialised in measuring and understanding Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs), Clinician Reported Outcomes (CROs), Observer Outcomes (e.g., Parent, Teacher, or Guardian), and Screening Tools in the context of specific clinical conditions. Examples of the work COS undertakes are:

  • the development and validation of COAs
  • measurement strategy
  • gap analysis and selection of COAs for clinical trials
  • psychometric and statistical support of COA endpoints
  • statistical analysis plan development
  • clinical trial post-hoc outcomes analytics
  • observational study design and execution

This internship opportunity will allow the successful applicant to work directly with the COS research team on qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods COA studies to better understand humanistic clinical benefit within the context of observational or clinical studies. Role responsibilities will include conducting literature searches (some systematic) and assisting with setting up and running both qualitative (e.g. patient interviews) and quantitative studies (e.g. psychometric validation of a new or existing COA measure).

The internship may be undertaken on a full time (after successfully completing the MSc), or part-time (during the second year of a part time MSc) basis, over a period of 6-12 months. The internship attracts a stipend of £18,000-£22,000 (full time equivalent). The Clinical Outcomes Scholarship can be in addition to any Kent scholarships and discounts (such as the £1,000 Graduate School Scholarship, 10% Loyalty Discount and the School £500 discount for high performing students). Those interested need to do the following:

  1. Apply for a place on the MSc Applied Health Research and ensure your references and transcripts are submitted through the university's online system by the deadline of 23.59 Friday 17 June 2016.
  2. Submit to Dr Kate Hamilton-West a 600 word application outlining your interest, your experience to date and why you would be the most suitable candidate for the Clinical Outcomes Solutions Internship. Your application should include your name, and the title of the internship and should show awareness of the internship provider, Clinical Outcomes Solutions Ltd. The deadline for applications is 23.59 Friday 17 June 2016.


Information about the programme can be viewed on the MSc Applied Health Research webpage.

Enquiries: Dr Kate Hamilton-West

The deadline for applications is 23.59 Friday 17 June 2016. Shortlisting will take place on Wednesday 29 June 2016 and we hope to notify those invited to interview on the same day. Interviews will be held at our Canterbury campus Wednesday 6 July 2016.

MA Methods of Social Research Scholarship

The deadline for this Scholarship has passed. If you have any questions concerning scholarships, please email sspssr-pg-admin@kent.ac.uk

Degree which applies:

  • MA Methods of Social Research

The School will award one £3,000 scholarship (as contribution to tuition fees) on a competitive basis for MA in Methods of Social Research

To be eligible, candidates must have a First Class honours degree from the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (graduating by this summer or already graduated), and to study full-time starting in September 2016.

This scholarship will be in addition to any Kent scholarships and discounts (such as the £1,000 Graduate School Scholarship, 10% Loyalty Discount and the School £500 discount for high performing students).

Those interested need to do the following:

  1. Apply for a place on the MA in Methods of Social research and ensure your references and transcripts are submitted through the university's online system by the deadline of 16.00 on Friday 1 July 2016.
  2. Submit to the postgraduate office (K.Glezakou@kent.ac.uk) a 600 word proposal (excluding bibliography and footnotes) for a dissertation project you would like to pursue as part of your MA by the deadline of 16.00 on Friday 1 July 2016. The proposal should include the title, the aim of and rationale for the project, the methods to be employed, and should show awareness of the place of the proposal in the wider literature / academic debates.

Information about the programme can be viewed on the MA in Methods of Social Research webpage.

Enquiries: Kalli Glezakou, sspssr-pg-admin@kent.ac.uk

The deadline for applications is 16.00 on Friday 1 July 2016. Interviews (if needed) will take place in July at a date tbc.

School Alumni Master's Scholarship

The deadline for this Scholarship has passed. If you have any questions concerning scholarships, please email sspssr-pg-admin@kent.ac.uk .

Degrees which apply:

  • MA Sociology
  • MA Criminology
  • MA Criminology with a semester abroad
  • MA International Social Policy
  • MA Philanthropic Studies
  • MA Political Sociology
  • MSc Environmental Social Science
  • MA Civil Society, NGO and Non-Profit Studies

The School will award three £3,000 scholarships (as contribution to tuition fees) on a competitive basis.

To be eligible, candidates must have a First Class or a very good 2.1 (68%+) honours degree from the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (graduating by this summer or already graduated), and to study full-time starting in September 2016.

This scholarship will be in addition to any Kent scholarships and discounts (such as the £1,000 Graduate School Scholarship, 10% Loyalty Discount and the School £500 discount for high performing students).

Those interested need to do the following:

  1. Apply for a place on one of the above programmes and ensure your references and transcripts are submitted through the university's online system by the deadline of 16.00 on Friday 1 July 2016.
  2. Submit to the postgraduate office (K.Glezakou@kent.ac.uk) a 600 word proposal (excluding bibliograpy and footnotes) for a dissertation project you would like to pursue as part of your MA by the deadline of 16.00 on Friday 1 July 2016. The proposal should include the title, the aim of and rationale for the project, the methods to be employed, and should show awareness of the place of the proposal in the wider literature / academic debates.

Information about the programmes can be viewed on our Postgraduate Taught programmes webpages.

Enquiries: Kalli Glezakou, sspssr-pg-admin@kent.ac.uk

The deadline for applications is 16.00 on Friday 1 July 2016. Interviews (if needed) will take place in July at a date tbc.

MA Social Work Bursary

Degree which applies:

  • MA Social Work

The Department of Health manages the NHS Social Work Bursary which is administered by NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA). Home and EU students are normally eligible to apply for a Department of Health Bursary, which also includes a placement travel expenses allowance.

Only a limited number of students will receive a bursary as a national cap is placed on the number of bursaries available to students in each university. Students who do not receive a bursary may be eligible for a placement travel allowance, subject to eligibility criteria. Please refer to the NHSBSA website for more details about the application process for 2016.

NCVO Master's Scholarship

The deadline for this Scholarship has passed. If you have any questions concerning scholarships, please email sspssr-pg-admin@kent.ac.uk .

Degree which applies:

  • MA Civil Society, NGO and Non-Profit Studies

The scholarship provides £2,000 (as contribution to tuition fees) and is available on a competitive application basis to those who work for an NCVO member organisation. Eligible applicants should:

1.       Apply for a place on the MA Civil Society and ensure your references and transcripts are submitted through the University's online system by the deadline of 16.00 on Friday 1 July 2016.
2.       Submit proof that you are employed by an NCVO member organisation.

Information about the programmes can be viewed on our Postgraduate Taught programmes webpages.

Enquiries: Kalli Glezakou, sspssr-pg-admin@kent.ac.uk

The deadline for applications is 16.00 on Friday 1 July 2016. Interviews will be held on the Canterbury campus if required.

 

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Last Updated: 16/11/2016