Funded PhD studentship opportunity in Health Economics for two Ukrainian students

We can offer them a three-year full-time studentship (£15,609 per annum, living costs tax-free). Affordable accommodation is available in Halls of Residence at Bangor University. Tuition fees will be covered the sponsor, Hywel Dda University Health Board and Bangor University.

Closing date: 15th April 2022

How to apply

If you fulfil ALL the essential criteria below and would like to apply, please send: a one-page covering letter stating why a PhD in Health Economics appeals to you and why you are the right candidate; a short Curriculum Vitae; transcriptions of marks at Masters level; names and email address/phone numbers of two academic referees (if available); evidence of proficiency in written and spoken English, and evidence of Ukrainian nationally.

You will receive a response by email as you whether you have been shortlisted or not. If you are shortlisted, Zoom or telephone interviews will take place week commencing 25th April.

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Essential requirements

  • A Masters in Economics, Finance, Health Economics, Medical Sciences (including medical students or qualified doctors), or Health and Social Care.
  • An excellent undergraduate degree (minimum 2.1 or equivalent) in a related academic subject.
  • Excellent written and spoken English, demonstrated by formal qualifications if possible.
  • A strong quantitative background including knowledge of statistical software packages (e.g. SPSS, Excel).
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • Experience of project completion and dissertation or project reporting.

Desirable requirements

  • An awareness of, and readiness to include, qualitative analysis methods in the thesis.
  • An interest in working in a multidisciplinary group.
  • An awareness of the bilingual nature of Bangor University.

The projects

These projects are funded by Hywel Dda University Health Board. This is a Health Board in West Wales, serving a rural population. These studentship projects will be intended to study the economic returns to spending on the provision of health care, in terms of health benefits to the local population and wider society. These studentships will involve students being based at Bangor University in North Wales. Students will be welcomed to stay to undertake field work in mid-Wales. Travel costs and accommodation will be provided for this field work.

The Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation (CHEME) is an active research group at Bangor University, undertaking research spanning public health through to pharmacoeconomics. We have many early career researchers and PhD students who would welcome our Ukrainian students.

Lead supervisor: Professor Rhiannon Tudor Edwards, co-director CHEME.

Publication date: 25 March 2022