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Research Scholarship - MSc by Research

The impact of Fellowships as a means of innovation and Improvement within the National Health Service.

The School is delighted to announce this opportunity for a curious graduate to take the first steps into a research career, or to consolidate research skills and expertise in an area of shared interest.  


The successful candidate will work with Professor Chris Burton, Professor of Health Services Research, on an investigation of the impacts and sustainability of opportunities for healthcare professionals to work across clinical practice and healthcare education. For further information about Professor Burton’s areas of research interest, please visit our website

The project will provide an exciting opportunity for the successful applicant to engage with stakeholders working at the forefront of developments in healthcare education, and to gain theoretical insights and practical skills in supporting change. The topic will be of interest to graduates within the health disciplines, or related subjects such as psychology and sociology. Applicants from other fields are welcome if they can demonstrate how their ‘lens’ on the topic may provide new ideas and insights. 

The scholarship is for full-time study only and will offer a stipend of £13,000 p.a. and a tuition fee waiver.  

Anticipated start date: 1 June 2021 

Closing date for applications: 17 May 2021 

Entry Requirements 

Candidates should hold at least an Upper Second Class Undergraduate Honours degree, and have a strong commitment to the development of a research career within a health-related context. We endeavour to be inclusive and flexible regarding applicants with caring obligations, disabilities and other considerations. 

How to Apply 

For information about how to apply, please contact the School Office through alliledpublic.health@canterbury.ac.uk  

Further enquiries 

For other questions or queries about the Studentship, please do not hesitate to contact Professor Chris Burton: 



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