This four-year studentship at UCL Institute for Global Health (IGH) offers candidates a unique opportunity to build both the research and teaching experience required for a future academic career, in a supportive environment. The awardee will receive a stipend of £20k per annum and have their UCL student fees paid at the Home or International rate. IGH is home to UCL’s MSc in Health Economics and Decision Science. The awardee will be expected to spend 180 hours per year on teaching on this MSc, and the rest of their time on research studies. The extra teaching responsibility is recognised in the longer than average funding period.
Applications for this studentship should include a project proposal in an area aligned with the research interests of Dr Haghparast-Bidgoli or Dr Batura. These interests include but are not limited to the applied microeconomics of health and health care; behavioural and development economics applied to health and health care; allocative and technical efficiency of health services and programmes; health financing and equity in low- and middle-income countries. Applicants are advised to read the guidance on developing a project proposal on our webpages, to read about the research of Dr Haghparasat-Bidgoli and Dr Batura, and to contact them in advance to discuss potential research ideas before developing their proposal and submitting their application.
Candidates must have a Master’s degree in Economics.
For full details see the specification.
To apply, send the following to Dr Neha Batura ([Email Address Removed]):
(ii) cover letter indicating why you believe you are suitable for the studentship
(iii) research proposal of 3-4 pages following guidance available
(iii) names and contact details (address, email) of two academic referees
Shortlisted applicants must also apply to the Institute for Global Health MPhil/PhD programme. Any offer to the Fellowship will be subject to obtaining an offer from UCL and meeting any conditions of that offer.
For full details, see studentship description.