The School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR) provides world-class research and innovative degree programmes in social science. SSPSSR is part of the Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice (LSSJ). The Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) and the Tizard Centre are two major research centres, making up a substantial part of the School. The two units are founding members of the NIHR School for Social Care Research.
PSSRU is one of the leading social care research groups in the UK and internationally. The Unit was established at the University of Kent in 1974 and carries out policy and practice social care research with a national and international remit. PSSRU’s research encompasses all aspects of the delivery of social care and produces the annual volumes of Unit Costs of Health and Social Care, which are widely used by policymakers, providers and the research community. Further information about PSSRU is available at www.pssru.ac.uk.
Kent is a leading academic institution: 97% of our research was judged to be of international quality in the Research Excellence Framework.
Funding will be provided for a studentship starting in January 2023, and includes:
In order to be considered for the studentship, you must apply for entry in January 2023 to one of the PhD programmes specified below, and ensure that all supporting documentation (including references) are submitted by the scholarship deadline. As part of the application process applicants will be asked to submit a research proposal explaining the work to be undertaken during the studentship that is in line with the NIHR SSCR’s business plan and the research interests of PSSRU and Tizard Centre (maximum 2,500 words including references).
How to apply
To be considered for the scholarship, apply online for a place to study one of the following PhD programmes (and provide all supporting documents) by the scholarship application deadline: