Health Economics: Fully Funded KESS II PhD Scholarship at Swansea University: Modelling the impact of the Tenovus Cancer Care Mobile Cancer Support Units for supporting people with cancer in Wales

  • Full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a stipend
  • Deadline: July 31, 2018
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*This scholarships is part funded by the Welsh Government’s European Social Fund (ESF) convergence programme for West Wales and the Valleys.*

Tenovus Cancer Care have two mobile cancer units with a third being launched in the autumn. The intention is that through these mobile cancer units, patients can have their cancer treatment and support in a location closer to their home. Several thousands of patients have already utilised the units since the provision commenced in 2009. The intent of the studentship is to assess the economic implications of the mobile cancer unit and the possible benefits for patients and their families.

Scholarships are collaborative awards with external partners including SME’s and micro companies, as well as public and third sector organisations. The scholarship provides 3 years of funding with a 6 month period to complete the thesis. The achievement of a postgraduate skills development award, PSDA, is compulsory for each KESS II scholar and is based on a 60 credit award.

Eligibility

Candidates should have a 2.1 or above in their undergraduate degree in Mathematics/Operational Research/Health Economics or a closely related subject. They should also be eligible for UK/EU Fees.

We would normally expect the academic and English Language requirements to be met by point of application. For details on the University’s English Language entry requirements, please visit – http://www.swansea.ac.uk/admissions/englishlanguagerequirements/

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Benefits

The scholarship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a stipend. The bursary will be limited to a maximum of £14,483 p.a. dependent upon the applicant's financial circumstances.

There will also be additional funds available for research expenses.

Application

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