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Research Studentship (MPhil/PhD) at the Open University in partnership with Willen Hospice, Milton Keynes


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About the Programme

The Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies at The Open University is seeking high-quality applications for a full time studentship working with Willen Hospice in Milton Keynes. The project will be a qualitative exploration of where people choose to die in Milton Keynes and will focus on the following key issues:-

What influences where people die?; what is the role of the environment and culture of the hospice in Milton Keynes that mean that people choose this over dying at home? or how do issues of culture, ethnicity and other forms of diversity impact on accessing the hospice service or dying differently?

You are likely to have a background in medical sociology, anthropology or critical health psychology and good knowledge in qualitative research methods

The studentship commences October 2016. Applicants must normally reside in the UK for the duration of their registration.

You will be supported in developing a range of academic and other research skills and will be offered the opportunity to develop experience in teaching in the faculty.

Closing date: Midday 30 August 2016
Interview date: Mid-September 2016

For detailed information, and to apply online, go to http://www.open.ac.uk/about/employment/vacancies/research-studentship-mphilphd-open-university-partnership-willen-hospice-milton-keynes-0; or contact Faculty Research Office by telephoning Tel: 01908 858373 or by e-mailing: hsc-research-enquiries@open.ac.uk.

Equal Opportunity is University policy


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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