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School of Health Sciences: Three Doctoral Studentships to Commence 1 October 2019

School of Health Sciences
Three Doctoral Studentships to Commence 1 October 2019

Closing Date: Midday, 28th August 2019

The School of Health Sciences is offering three full/part-time Doctoral Studentships to exceptional candidates in these areas:

  • Narrative abilities in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)Professor Nicola Botting, Professor Lucy Henry, Dr Helen Spicer-Cain
  • Developing and evaluating a parent-child intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Dr Martin Cartwright, Professor Dermot Bowler, Dr Sophie Lind
  • Co-designing healthier food environments with London’s childrenProfessor Corinna Hawkes and Dr Grace Lucas

More details on each specific topic area and supervisors are here.

What is Offered

A doctoral studentship will provide:

  • An annual bursary (£16,777 in 2019/20)
  • All fees for PhD student registration paid for UK and EU students. Applications are welcome from overseas applicants but the applicant must make appropriate arrangements to cover the difference between the overseas and UK tuition fee
  • Research costs up to £1,000 over the three years


The studentships will be awarded on the basis of outstanding academic achievement and the potential to produce cutting edge-research.

  • Applicants must hold at least a 2.1 honours degree or merit level Masters degree in a relevant subject (or international equivalent
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must have achieved at least 7.0 in IELTS or a recognised equivalent
  • Applicants must not be currently registered as a doctoral student at City, University of London or any other academic institution

How to Apply

To apply for studentship funding:

  • Complete an application form for a place on the PhD programme by clicking here where you will be asked to register before you can complete your application
  • Upload a short cover letter with your application. Please include:
    • Why you think you are the best candidate for this studentship?
    • Outline previous relevant experience
    • Maximum 2 pages (650 words, font 12)

Submit your online application form and supporting documents by mid-day Wednesday 28th August 2019. If you have any queries, please contact the doctoral degrees support officer, Tracy Rowson ([email protected]).

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on Wednesday 11th September 2019.

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