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