PhD Studentships

The NIHR CLAHRC NWC is now inviting applications for full-time (3 years) PhD studentships to start in the forthcoming academic year (2015/2016).


The National Institute Health Research CLAHRC NWC are looking for exceptional individuals to fill a new cohort of PhD studentships which are targeted at reducing health inequalities.  

Suitable candidates should have at least an upper-second class (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in a relevant health, social care, or pertinent methodological subject.   Candidates should also be able to demonstrate the following skills: communication, presentation/writing, IT, time-management and the ability to be self-motivated/work alone.

The National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care North West Coast (NIHR CLAHRC NWC) brings together NHS organisations, local authorities and academic leaders from the Universities of Liverpool, Lancaster and Central Lancashire, to accelerate the translation of research findings into service improvements and maximise the potential for applied health research within the partner organisations to improve health and reduce health inequalities. 

The key focus of the NIHR CLAHRC NWC’s applied health research and implementation programme is to find effective and innovative ways to tackle health inequalities across the region. The key programme themes are:

  • Delivering Personalised Health and Care
  • Knowledge Exchange and Effective Implementation
  • Evidence Synthesis Collaboration
  • Improving Mental Health
  • Improving Public Health
  • Managing Complex Needs


More details on each theme and further information about NIHR CLAHRC NWC can be found via the website 

Students may choose to study at either the University of Liverpool (6 studentships available), Lancaster University (5 studentships available) or the University of Central Lancashire (5 studentships available).  Details of the PhD topics available at each of the three Universities can be obtained by e-mailing    

Bursaries will be provided through the partner universities and will incorporate an annual stipend of £14,057 and tuition fees.  All applicants need to be UK/EU nationals because of the nature of the funding. EU nationals will require an overall IELTS score of 7.

For more information about how to apply, please see the job opportunities section of the CLAHRC NWC website. Deadline for application is 3 July 2015 and interviews will take place from late July onwards.


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