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PhD Studentships in Health Sciences – a wealth of opportunity

Health Sciences students

The Department of Health Sciences at the University of York has announced a number of funded PhD studentships for which applications are now invited.

Topics include reducing tobacco use in South Asians, supervised by Dr Kamran Siddiqui; healthcare inequalities, supervised by Professor Tim Doran; and medical and nursing student socialisation and identity formation, supervised by Professor Helen Allan. The deadline for applications is 30 April 2013.

The Department of Health Sciences currently hosts around 90 graduate students from countries as diverse as China, Chile, Nigeria, the United States, Canada and Switzerland.

Za Hairmey MD Ali‌A recent successful applicant to the PhD programme is Za Hairmey MD Ali, an Education Officer from PAPRSB Institute of Health Sciences, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, who has already studied in Brunei and Australia. Za has been successful in obtaining a prestigious award in order to study for a PhD in Health Sciences.

The In-Service Training Scheme Scholarship (known as Latihan Dalam Perkhidmatan Seberang Laut) is open to employees in the government of Brunei Darussalam and has very rigorous eligibility criteria. Doctoral degree candidates go through several qualifying stages where the applications are scrutinised and appraised by several appointed committees. The process takes between six months to a year and candidates may be called in for a round of interviews.

The scholarship is a sought after award as it provides full tuition fees, living and travel expenses as well as other benefits throughout the duration of the course. Successful candidates also must adhere to very strict academic and professional guidelines throughout their course of study as well as fulfil a number of obligations and an employment bond with the government on completing their studies.

Za was attracted to study in the Department of Health Sciences due to the prestige of the research undertaken and the high-standing of the University on the global stage.  

The University’s leading ranking for nursing and allied health professional education was a significant factor supporting my application to the scholarship committee

Za Hairmey MD Ali

Za said, “The existing presence of a research group exploring decision-making in health professionals suggested that there would be a robust team that could support and assist me in my proposed research, which I have very much found to be the case so far.

“The long-standing and continued recognition of the University as one of the top in the UK also contributed to my decision. The University’s leading ranking for nursing and allied health professional education was also a significant factor supporting my application to the scholarship committee and their subsequent decision.”

If you’d like to study for a PhD in the Department of Health Sciences, visit our website for more information: www.york.ac.uk/healthsciences/gradschool

If you’re not ready for a PhD, why not consider our Masters in Public Health?