PhD Studentships in Health, Well-being and Social Care at the Open University

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PhD Studentships in Health, Well-being and Social Care (Open University)
Unit: Faculty of Well-being, Education and Language Studies (WELS)

Open University Location: Milton Keynes 
Commencing October 2017
Closing Date: 17 March, 2017 at 17:00

The Faculty of Well-being, Education and Language Studies at the Open University is funding full-time PhD studentships for an October 2017 start. Achieving good health and supporting effective social care for all is essential to achieving social justice, and this lies at the heart of the Open University’s mission. We are keen to attract students to work with us on research that locates the experiences of service users, “patients”, carers, family members and practitioners at the fore of enquiry. We place value on participatory and inclusive research particularly with individuals that are marginalised, “hard to reach” or have complex needs. Our research draws on various methodologies and forms of analysis and much is based on multidisciplinary work across the social sciences, in particular drawing on medical sociology, critical psychology, anthropology and other critical, applied social sciences. We also have places for part-time self-funded students.

Studentships include funding for tuition and an annual stipend. It is anticipated that the stipend will be approximately £14,295 (non-taxable) per year. Further details can be found via the links below.
Applications are invited on one or more of the following themes:

  • age, ageing and later life
  • children, young people, parenting and families
  • death, dying and bereavement
  • disability and long-term conditions
  • reproductive and sexual health

For more information on the application process click here, and here

To enquire about these studentships contact Dr Lindsay O’Dell by email:
Closing date 17 March 2017. Interviews to be held in May 2017.

Email: Send completed applications to

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