Funded Studentship with Bridge Case Management MSc Applied Health Research or Master of Public Health (Ref: AHR/MPH2019)

Applications are invited for a master’s studentship hosted by the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York, and funded by the UK Case Management Society commencing September 2019. The successful applicant will register on the MSc in Applied Health Research, or the Master of Public Health to conduct a systematic review to identify the impact of using a case management approach with adults who suffer trauma through injury.

The topic will form the student’s dissertation and will be supervised by Professor Trevor Sheldon in the Department of Health Sciences. We are looking for a student who is interested about working in this area of research and is keen to acquire and demonstrate their systematic review skills. It is the expectation that the successful student will present the findings of the project to the society and/or attend a conference.

The Award

The studentship is open to all UK applicants and the award will cover studentship fees for a full time student starting in September 2019 (£7810).  

Essential academic requirements

Only applicants with a minimum of 2.1 degree with a health or social sciences background will be considered. Therefore, those who are still undertaking their degrees will not be eligible. For students whose first language is not English there is a minimum requirement of an overall IELTS score of at least 6.5, with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and no less than 6.0 in any other component. 

Application process

Applications should be received no later than 3rd July 2019 16:00h (BST). Applications will not be considered for the studentship after this date. No exceptions will be made.

Applications should be made through the Department of Health Sciences online application process which can be accessed using these links:

When completing the electronic form, applicants will need to state that they are applying for the advertised studentship and include reference: AHR/MPH2019 under the ‘How studies will be funded’ section, in order to be considered for the studentship. Please contact Sarah Parkinson with any queries regarding your application


Interviews will take place on 9th July (BST) face-to-face or via Skype or similar communication tools. Please make sure that you are available on this date as no other interview times or dates will be offered.

Informal Enquiries

Prospective applicants who wish to discuss the studentship should contact: Dr Amanda Perry ( on +44 (0)1904 321929 in the first instance. Further details about the programmes can be found on the departmental website at:

Previous candidates who have already been accepted on one of the specified Masters courses are eligible to apply for the studentship and need to contact Student Information Service on: +44 (0)1904 321310 in advance of making any application.

Department of Health Sciences

The Department of Health Sciences includes over 280 academics, teachers, researchers and support staff engaged in delivering research, professional development, education and training. Our core aim is excellence in research and teaching, while contributing to improving health and healthcare through the application of our research to policy and practice. We are a multidisciplinary department, involving clinicians from a range of health professions including medicine, nursing and midwifery alongside disciplines such as public health, epidemiology, statistics, health economics, health services research, psychology and sociology. In the most recent assessment of research quality in the UK (the 2014 Research Excellence Framework), the Department was ranked equal first nationally for its research environment for producing research of world-leading quality.

Our research activity is organised around seven core themes: mental health and addiction; trials and statistics; public health and society; cancer epidemiology; nursing and midwifery; cardiovascular health; health services and policy. The successful candidate will join a vibrant Graduate School joining over 200 postgraduate students.

The University of York

The University of York is a member of the Russell Group of leading UK Universities. It has an outstanding record of research, teaching, and training across a full range of disciplines. The main campus is a 200-acre landscaped park, with colleges and academic buildings within walking distance. Proximity to the historic city of York makes the University a popular choice and provides a pleasant working environment. Transport connections to York are fast and effective.

University of York Graduate Research School

Who are the Case Managment Society?

The Case Management Society UK (CMSUK) is a non-profit association of registered Case Managers, committed to the delivery of quality case management through standards of best practice.  They seek to promote the individual and collective development of case management throughout the United Kingdom. CMSUK is a charitable company whose purpose is to protect and promote public well-being see ( for more information.