PhD Scholarships in Health Economics of Childhood Obesity

University of Exeter has an opening PhD studentship in health sciences. This studentship is available for all students around the world. Applicants should apply before January 27, 2015. 

We are delighted to offer an exciting PhD studentship titled ‘ An economic perspective on childhood obesity: exploring the causes and consequences of childhood obesity ’, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The studentship will be supervised by Professor Colin Green and Dr Obi Ukoumunne, and the successful applicant will join a thriving health economics group based in the multi-disciplinary Institute of Health Research, University of Exeter Medical School, benefiting from co-supervision from the Health Statistics Group.

The Health Economics and Health Statistics Groups have strong collaborative links across the University including a close relationship with the Economics Department, Psychology, and the Mathematics Research Institute. The studentship will complement research currently underway, funded by the NIHR Public Health Research Programme, assessing a novel school-based intervention to address childhood obesity.

The successful applicant will be awarded a stipend for three years of full time study, and tuition fees will be paid at the UK/EU rate. The full-time stipend will be £ 13,863 pa in 2014/15 (increasing over the following 2 years) and in addition students will have support on research costs of up to £ 6,000 over the course of the studentship.

Candidates from countries outside the European Union will be liable for the difference between ' home student fees ' and ' international student fees ' which was £ 14,000 in 2013/14 but is likely to increase slightly each year.

Non-EU students who wish to be considered for the current studentships must confirm their ability to pay the international portion of the fee. If selected, financial assurances will be required. Non-UK candidates must also have IELTS score of 7 and above (or equivalent qualification).

Application Requirements
Applications are invited from suitably qualified graduates, minimum of 2:1 or above, preferably in economics or another quantitative subject. Preference will be given to candidates with a relevant Masters degree.

How to apply?
Please send a CV, covering letter (outlining your academic interests, prior research experience and reasons for wishing to undertake the project) and copies of transcripts of degrees/awards to Leala Watson by 5 p.m. on 27th February 2015 at the very latest.

We expect to hold interviews for this studentship over 24-25th March 2015. The successful candidate will be based in Exeter and should begin their studentship as early as possible in 2015, preferably before end of June 2015. For an informal discussion and further details contact Professor Colin Green.

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