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Funded Masters by Research Scholarships in Health, Care and Wellbeing


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 Tuesday, October 31, 2023
 Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)

About the Programme

The Faculty of Life Science and Education, University of South Wales, invites applications for the following Masters by Research programmes commencing in October 2023. The faculty provides a vibrant research culture with our three Research and Innovation Groups and aligned with the University strategic accelerator areas of Sustainable Environment, Crime, Security and Justice, Health and Wellbeing and Creative Industries. These scholarships are aligned to our Health, Care and Wellbeing Research and Innovation Group.

Project details

Four funded Masters by Research scholarships are being offered (listed below). For the right candidates there may be an opportunity to continue onto PhD studies (subject to funding being available). Please contact individual supervisors to arrange an informal discussion or to find out more about individual projects.

  • Social Prescribing and Learning Disabilities

Examination of existing outcome measures in social prescribing for individuals with learning disabilities and the experiences and perceptions of this population and the people who work with them.

Supervisors: Dr Simon Newstead Prof. Stuart Todd Prof. Carolyn Wallace

  • Building Voices and engagement: Racialised Family/Relative Carers' Perspectives for Post-Pandemic Recovery (Wales).

Exploring perspectives of living through the pandemic from family/relative carers of people with learning disabilities from racialised backgrounds to enhance inclusive post-pandemic recovery in Wales.

Supervisors: Ed Oloidi , Prof. Stuart Todd , Prof. Roiyah Saltus

  • FRAIT (Family Resilience Assessment Instrument and Tool)

This project will use a realist approach to understanding stakeholder experiences of family resilience and the FRAIT in Wales. It will ask for whom does the FRAIT work?

Supervisors: Prof. Carolyn Wallace , Dr Michelle Thomas , Associate Prof. Mark Davies

  • Towards healthy intimate and family relationships: ‘what matters’ and well-being amongst cared-for adults and carers

 This project will explore how cared-for adults and unpaid carers experience and achieve well-being in their intimate partner and family relationships, including how they are supported and informed with the skills and confidence to make positive decisions and achieve well-being within their relationships.

Dr Sarah Wallace – , Professor Emily Underwood-Lee – , Professor Mark Llewellyn –

Scholarship details 

Each scholarship will include a bursary of £18,622 per annum for one year and fees (at the UK Home student rate) plus expenses for research costs.


Applicants are invited from students with an upper second-class honours degree in an appropriate subject and / or a relevant master’s degree. International students are eligible to apply but would need to pay the difference between home and international student fees.

Application guidance (please read carefully)

Details of how to apply can be found here:  

Applying for a Postgraduate Research Degree | University of South Wales 

Please select Masters by Research (Health) from the drop-down list in the online application form.

Please specify the title of the project for which you are applying and the supervisor’s name at the top of your personal statement.

A research proposal is not required.

For further advice on the application process please contact Jane MacCuish in the Graduate School   

Please contact individual supervisors to arrange an informal discussion or to find out more about individual projects.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 31st October and the expected start date is the beginning of January 2024. Interviews will be held in early November. 

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.
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