Postgraduate research

University Hospitals of Northamptonshire NHS Group - Part Time PhD

Qualification: PhD

Department: Health Sciences

Application deadline: 19th August 2022

Start date: 26 September 2022

Overview

University Hospitals of Northamptonshire NHS Group- Part-time PhD Scholarships now available

UHN are pleased to announce funding for you to complete a Part-Time PhD ( UHN PhD Scholarship).  This supports our Academic Strategy to grow our research active workforce and to support research that is relevant to our patients.  

UHN will fund two PhDs across the hospital group per year. Funding is available of up to £20,000 per year.  This will:-

  • Fund your PhD fees 
  • Contribute to buy out time to support your PhD studies  

We are working with our Academic Partner, University of Leicester, to launch the UHN PhD scholarships.  University of Leicester will manage the application process and, if necessary support the identification of a PhD Supervisor, if your application is successful.  UHN will fund PhD studentships from any relevant research area, including non-clinical PhD projects.

Applicants are required to have developed a full research proposal which is to be submitted as part of the application.

Applications open to University Hospitals of Northamptonshire NHS Group staff only.

Funding

Funding

UHN will fund two PhDs across our hospital group per year. Funding is available of up to £20,000 per year.  This will:-
Fund your PhD fees at UK fee rates*
Contribute to some buy out time to support your PhD studies  

*International employees eligible for part time study will need to be able to fund the difference in fees for the duration of their studies.

  • UK part time fee is £2,208 per year for 2022/3
  • International part time fee is £10,500 per year for 2022/3
  • International students will need to be able to pay the difference in fees of £8,202 per year

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold  UK upper second class degree or or overseas equivalent or appropriate professional experience consisting of other qualifications, training or experience, subject to approval.

The University of Leicester English language requirements apply

Informal enquiries

Informal enquiries

Any questions internally, please get in touch with Kay Faulkner- kay.faulkner1@nhs.net 

Application enquiries: pgradmissions@le.ac.uk

How to apply

How to apply

To apply please use the Apply button at the bottom of this page and select September 2022 entry.

Please include the following with your online application.

  • CV
  • Academic qualifications. (Certificate and transcript)
  • Personal statement- include in your personal statement that you wish to register for part time study
  • Research proposal
  • In the reference section please enter the contact details of your two referees in the boxes provided or upload letters of reference if already available.
  • English language – if applicable
  • Passport – if applicable
  • A named supervisor – if you have one

In the funding section please state UHN Studentship

NOTE

In addition to the University of Leicester online application form, you will need to obtain a declaration of support from your UHN line manager. The form can be obtained by contacting Alex Cheasley (Email: alex.cheasley@nhs.net  Tel: 07743558431). When completed the declaration should be submitted directly to Alex Cheasley.

Eligibility

Eligibility

Available to University Hospitals of Northamptonshire NHS Group staff only.

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