Adult Social Care

Year 2020 - 2021

Scholarship Name

Adult Social Care

Application Deadline

30 November 2020

University Name

University of Kent


Partial-funded ( up to £4,407 per annum with stipend £15,009 per annum)

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Field of study

Adult Social Care; the programme includes cross-cutting themes that relate to social care, including digital innovation, co-production, public health, and health and social care economics.


All applicants from any country

Scholarship value

The studentship will cover tuition fees at the standard postgraduate home/EU (£4,407 per annum plus an annual maintenance stipend £15,009 per annum. In addition, there is an annual Research Training Support allowance of £200 to cover conference attendance, training courses, equipment and books. The research studentship will be linked to the ARC KSS academy. The studentship holder will also have the opportunity to link with other PhD students and academic colleagues in the ARC KSS programme (and potentially in related programmes). This could include research across the Kent, Surrey and Sussex area covering primary and community care, child and adolescent mental health and dementia, as well as social care and social work research. The scholarships are normally offered for the full period for which you are liable to pay tuition fees to the University, which is usually the same as the length of your course.

Living cost

1,248-2,371 EUR/month

Eligibility/Selection Criteria

We are looking for students who are enthusiastic about research and can become part of the research communities within ARC KSS and University of Kent. Applicants will need an excellent (minimum 2:1) undergraduate degree and a good Masters in a relevant discipline (equivalent to merit or distinction with a substantial research training component, or be willing to undertake additional research methods training), or have an equivalent health or social care related postgraduate training course at Master's level.

Application instructions

Applicants should on the mentioned link for PhD in social policy and ensure that all documents are submitted by the deadline; 30 November 2020. Informal enquiries regarding the application process and studying for a PhD should be made to Professor Julien Forder. PSSRU is one of the leading social care research groups in the UK and internationally. The Unit was established at the University of Kent in 1974 and carries out policy and practice social care research with a national and international remit. PSSRU’s research encompasses all aspects of the delivery of social care and produces the annual volumes of Unit Costs of Health and Social Care, which are widely used by policymakers, providers and the research community. It is important to visit the official website for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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