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Nottingham University Business School PhD Scholarship 2017-2018, UK

Publish Date: Jun 02, 2017

Deadline: Jun 09, 2017

The Overview 

Funding is available for excellent students and we are proud to offer our research students an extraordinary level of support.


Full-time programme

UK and EU -  £4,183

Overseas -  £15,570 


When do I apply for funding?

You will only be considered for any of these funding opportunities after you have been accepted onto the PhD programme.

Although we offer PhD scholarships on a rolling basis throughout the year, we encourage you to apply as early as possible. We consider applicants for scholarships based on the strength of your application and a scholarship interview.

We strongly encourage students currently enrolled on a relevant Masters programme to apply for PhD funding. The same criteria apply for awards, along with a conditional offer subject to meeting the key entry requirements.

Business School Scholarships

The Business School is offering up to 7 fully funded PhD scholarships for 2017-18.

These scholarships cover full tuition fees as well as a tax-free stipend of £14,553 [RCUK rate for 2017], and are available to home/EU and overseas candidates across all research areas.

You must indicate on your PhD application form if you want to be considered for a scholarship. There is no separate scholarship application form to complete.

Only candidates with an excellent academic background (especially in the dissertation) and a strong research proposal will be considered. If you are short-listed, we will interview you (in person or by Skype) to assess your suitability as a PhD student. 


Understanding and appraising the contribution of operations management to the advancement of health systems safety: promoting safety in care transitions.

Are you interested in applying theories and methods in operations management and systems research to understanding and promoting the safety of care transitions in healthcare systems?

We are looking for an enthusiastic PhD student who will carry out research in, or across, the fields of organisational studies, operations management, or management science with application to the problem of improving the safety of healthcare systems. 

The PhD will be part of the Business and Management programme at Nottingham University Business School. 

CHILL’s work seeks to:

  • establish a multi-disciplinary approach to knowledge around improving quality in healthcare, drawing on learning from a range of social scientific disciplines and the ‘know how’ of improvement practice
  • build new social sciences knowledge and evidence approaches that are effective in improving the quality of care and methods that can evaluate whether quality has improved
  • build strong links between researchers specialising in quality improvement methodologies and expert practitioners in the field, to deepen knowledge of what works and to accelerate spread of that knowledge in the NHS.

This funded PhD will commence in Autumn 2017.

A yearly stipend at current RCUK rates (£14,553), plus UK/EU student tuition fees (£4,195), is available to the successful applicant. 

Closing date: 23.59pm [BST] on 9th June 2017. Applications submitted after this time will not be considered.

Interviews will be held in Nottingham on Wednesday 12th July 2017. The successful candidates will be notified as soon as possible after interview.

Please quote ref: CHILL/CLAHRC PhD 2017 in all correspondence.


Further Details

The focus of the PhD relates to the quality and safety of patient care transitions, such as hospital discharge or transfer of care between service providers. Research shows that care transitions can be a high-risk stage in the patient journey because of the difficulties of coordinating multiple organisations and specialists.

The PhD involves translating and applying theories and methods from operations management, and related disciplines, to better understand and improve the quality of care transitions. Applicants are encouraged to suggest the exact theoretical and methodological focus, based upon their background, experience and interests.

We are particularly interested in candidates that have the ability to analyse data on transition processes and that can develop skills to model such processes.

Nottingham University Business School is collaborating with the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) East Midlands, specifically the Implementing Evidence and Improvements theme, and also the NIHR Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre, specifically the Care Systems and Transitions Theme. 


How to apply

Applicants should have:

  • a 2.1 or higher honours degree in a social science, and
  • a Masters degree which includes a substantial research element, with an average score of over 65% in the taught modules and 65% or above in the dissertation.

The successful applicant will be expected to visit research sites on a regular basis and should be able to travel across the East Midlands.

Full application details can be found on the How to Apply for a PhD page.

Your application must include a research proposal, which should indicate the area in which the research will be conducted and the key issues that you want to examine in more detail.

In addition, please also enclose the following with your application form:

  • Transcripts of all your academic qualifications. If you have not completed your Masters degree yet, you should include a transcript of the marks received to date. Any offer is conditional upon achieving the required standard.
  • 2 academic references.
  • English language test result, if English is not your first language.

Entry onto our PhD programme is very competitive. If you fulfil all of the admissions requirements it does not guarantee that you will be offered a place.

We also consider:

  • the quality of your research proposal.
  • the fit of your research area with potential supervisors.
  • references.
  • your personal statement.

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