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Apply now: PhD Opportunities – Non-Communicable Diseases in South Asia

Khyber Medical University

Applications are open for the Centre’s PhD scholarships in ‘Non-Communicable Diseases in South Asia’

These scholarships are a Centre for IMPACT collaboration between the University of York, UK and Khyber Medical University, Pakistan.

The Department of Health Sciences, University of York, UK and Khyber Medical University (KMU), Pakistan are inviting applications for fully funded PhD scholarships in the field of applied health research in non-communicable diseases (NCD) and mental health in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

These are off-site collaborative scholarships, based at either the KMU Peshawar or Islamabad campus. They are available on a full-time basis to start in October 2023 for 3 years. Scholarship holders who successfully complete their PhD will be awarded a PhD from the University of York.

Successful candidates will be enrolled in the Department of Health Sciences’ PhD programme at the University of York, UK. They will be geographically based at the Institute of Public Health and Social Sciences (IPH&SS) (Peshawar or Islamabad campus) KMU, Pakistan, for the majority of the PhD enrolment period. Students will have full access to the usual postgraduate training facilities, including library and IT services at York and KMU.
They will also have the opportunity to visit York on short-term placements.

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Students will benefit from being based in a lively and supportive research and learning environment supervised by senior academics from the Centre for IMPACT and collaborators. Depending on their area of interest, they will have the opportunity to gain experience in applied health research, including, for example: multimorbidity research, evidence synthesis, qualitative research, participatory learning approaches, policy evaluation, economic modelling, community and public involvement, randomised controlled trials and implementation science.

Please share this #C4IMPACTPhD2023 opportunity with your networks and collaborators.

The application deadline is Friday 5th May 2023, but please remember applications are likely to take at least several weeks to prepare – so start early.

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