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    Research studentships

    Fully funded research studentships

    As part of our ongoing investment in research, Middlesex University offers a number of funded studentships throughout the year.

    Alcohol research uk

    Current studentships

    Sponsor: Alcohol Research UK and Middlesex University

    Qualification Type: PhD

    Location: Hendon, London

    Funding for: UK/EU Students

    Mode of Study: Full Time

    Application Deadline: By 6pm on Friday 28th April 2017

    Interviews will be held on: Monday 22nd May 2017

    Studentship Start: September 2017

    Middlesex University is seeking PhD applications for a studentship jointly funded with Alcohol Research UK entitled: Peer mentors and volunteers within specialist alcohol treatment services: role development, wellbeing and career progression. This studentship presents an exciting opportunity to examine the role of peer mentors and volunteers within alcohol treatment services, in relation to issues of workforce wellbeing and development. Within current recovery-oriented models of treatment peer mentors and volunteers are regarded as an integral part of the ‘workforce’, however, there remains a large degree of speculation regarding their position in services, development needs and wellbeing. The research will use a mixed methods approach (qualitative and quantitative methods) and offer scope for the student to develop their own ideas about how to integrate the data sets. For further information about the research.

    The student will be part of the Middlesex University Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (DARC) within the Department of Mental Health, Social Work and Integrative Medicine (School of Health and Education).

    Funding and Eligibility

    As this is jointly funded project you will be expected:

    • To be normally resident in the UK and intending to work in the UK after completion of the doctorate.
    • To agree to the joint funder (ALRUK) receiving an annual report on your progress. Continuing payment of the bursary is dependent on satisfactory progress.

    The bursary is offered on a full-time basis to UK/EU students and covers an annual maintenance award (£15,533) paid in quarterly instalments and fee payments (at the UK/EU rate, currently £4,076). Funds (up to £300 per year) are available to support attendance at relevant conferences and courses. The studentship bursary is free of both tax and national insurance contributions. The Studentship is for three years, subject to satisfactory progress.

    About Middlesex University

    The Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (DARC) is a multi-disciplinary Centre which brings together staff working on different aspects of alcohol and drug use/problem use/addiction. DARC builds upon a long tradition of cutting edge research and promotes the ‘golden circle’ of linked research, teaching and knowledge transfer. Staff are involved in a wide range of European, national and local research funded mainly by EU, government departments, research councils and charities. Please visit the website to find out more http://drugandalcoholresearchcentre.org/

    Entry Requirements & How to Apply

    Applicants must have a first or an upper second class honours degree or equivalent, and preferably a good Masters degree, in a relevant discipline. Research experience or understanding and knowledge of research methods would be desirable.

    If your first language is not English, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component).

    To apply please create an Applicant Portal account in order to use the online application system. Please note the following guidance and click here to watch a short video on making your application:

    - When logged into the online application system please select an application for the MPhil/PhD within the discipline of Social Work; London; September 2017; Full time.

    - When making your application, you will progress through 12 sections. In the 4th section ‘Residency’ and when answering the question, ‘Who will pay your fees?’ please select ‘Other,’ then insert the following in the text box below, ‘Alcohol Research UK and Middlesex University Studentship.’

    - Please note that instead of a 'Research Proposal' we request a 'Personal Statement’. In your personal statement please describe experience and preparedness to undertake the research topic specified above (max 2000 words).

    To upload your Personal Statement, with in the ‘Documents & Portfolio Upload’ section, under the ‘Upload Documents’ subheading, please select document type ‘Personal Statement’ from the drop-down menu and upload your Personal Statement.

    For further details contact

    Dr. Rachel Herring r.herring@mdx.ac.uk or telephone 020 8411 5281

    Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, School of Health and Education, Middlesex University, The Faculty of Professional and Social Sciences, The Burroughs, Hendon, London, NW4 4BT.

    research.adm@mdx.ac.uk

    The deadline for applications is by 6pm on Friday 28th April 2017.

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