Medical and Health Care Studies: Fully Funded KESS II MSc by Research Scholarship at Swansea

  • Master
  • Full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a stipend
  • 28 February 2020

Medical and Health Care Studies: Fully Funded KESS II MSc by Research Scholarship: Individual vulnerability profiling versus geographical profiling to targeting early support for pregnant women, children and families
This scholarships is part funded by the Welsh Government’s European Social Fund (ESF) convergence programme for West Wales and the Valleys.
This study will use existing health and government data to identify vulnerable pregnant women and children up to age 7 years (e.g. mother with poor mental health, those born preterm, those with low school readiness scores). We will flag the children who would be classified as vulnerable and compare the numbers that would be identified by individual vulnerability profiling compared to those living in a deprived area (as is the current methods with Flying Start and Family First areas). This work will examine the number of vulnerable children who are missed when geographical profiling methods are used and will inform the future direction of providing support for women and families to improve the outcomes for children. This work is in partnership with Public Health Wales, Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board and the National Centre for Population Health and Wellbeing.
The scholarship provides 1 year funding with a 3 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 40 credit award.
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Candidates should have a 2.1 or above in their undergraduate degree in a health related field. 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 our website.


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The studentship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a stipend. The bursary will be limited to a maximum of £11,702 p.a. dependent upon the applicants financial circumstances.
There will also be additional funds available for research expenses.
Please note that a KESS student is not eligible for a Postgraduate Master's Degree loan, because they will be in receipt of KESS II support.


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