Fully Funded PhD Studentship at Bournemouth University in UK, 2018

Deadline: 1 July 2018
Open to: UK, EU and international students
Benefits: annual GBP 14,777 stipend and an additional sum to support training and development costs during the Studentship


The Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Bournemouth University working in partnership with Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (DCH) is offering a Matched-Funded Ph.D. Studentship.

The successful candidate will spend two days per week working as a midwife at DCH and 3 days per week working on the Ph.D. research study. The Studentship is for 4 years, which will begin in September 2018.

This is an exciting opportunity that will enable an aspiring midwife to combine clinical practice with a research role, working across the University and DCH. You will work with supervisors drawn from both academic and clinical institutions in a tri-partite arrangement, and will have access to a wide range of resources to support the project. Formal training in research skills, such as interviewing and observation, will be provided through Bournemouth University’s Centre for Qualitative Research and the Bournemouth University Clinical Research Unit, with personal development through academic supervisors. You will be part of a large body of doctoral students in the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, with access to Postgraduate lectures and support sessions.

Live and work in the beautiful county of Dorset, with outstanding beaches at Poole and Bournemouth and the stunning landscape of the the Jurassic coast.


The PhD Studentships are open to UK, EU and international students. Candidates for a PhD Studentship should demonstrate outstanding qualities and be motivated to complete a PhD in 4 years and must demonstrate:

  • outstanding academic potential as measured by either a 1st class honors degree or a Master’s degree with distinction or equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA);
  • an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 minimum (with a minimum 6.0 in each component) for candidates for whom English is not their first language.

In addition to satisfying minimum entry criteria, BU will look closely at the qualities, skills and background of each candidate and what they can bring to their chosen research project in order to ensure successful completion.


You will be supported by an annual GBP 14,777 stipend and an additional sum to support training and development costs during the Studentship.

How to Apply?

Please complete the online application form by 1st July 2018.

For more information please visit the official website.