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PhD Studentship in Health and Society: Vulnerable Children and Families

Value of award

100% of UK/EU tuition fees paid and annual living expenses of £15,009. Successful non-EU international students will be required to make up the difference between the UK/EU fees and international fees. A research training support grant of £5000 per year is available to cover research costs and local, national and international travel (conferences and exchanges).

Number of awards


Start date and duration

January 2020 for 3 years full time.

Application closing date

30 September 2019.


This Fuse studentship, hosted by the Institute of Health & Society, is open to social science candidates or those with relevant professional qualifications with interests in children and families. The specific research project will be determined by the interests of the successful candidate. In particular, applications will be welcomed that relate to:


Newcastle University

Name of supervisor(s)

Dr Ruth McGovern. Further supervisors will be identified depending upon the topic and methods of the successful applicant’s project.

Eligibility Criteria

The successful applicant will have, or expect to obtain, an upper second class or above in Public Health, Social Science or a cognate discipline); a Master degree (Merit or above) is desirable but not essential. If your first language is not English you need an overall IELTS score of 7.0 (with at least 6.5 in all sub-skills).

How to apply

You must apply through the University’s online postgraduate application system by creating an account. To do this please select ‘How to Apply’ and choose the ‘Apply now’ button.

All relevant fields should be completed, but fields marked with a red asterisk must to be completed. The following information will help us to process your application. You will need to:

*You will not be able to submit your application until you have submitted your degree transcript/s.


For further information, please email Dr Ruth McGovern.

Eligible Courses