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WUA / LSTM 2021 PhD Studentship

The NIHR Global Health Unit on the Prevention and Management of Stillbirths and Neonatal Deaths in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, led from the Centre for Childbirth, Women’s and Newborn Health at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine UK, is an established equitable multidisciplinary partnership between Africa, Asia and UK-based researchers.  As an international centre of research excellence, our goal is to end preventable stillbirths and newborn deaths, ensure adequate support for parents and families whose baby dies and reduce associated stigma.

About Women’s University in Africa (WUA)

The Women’s University in Africa (WUA) is a private institution that was established in 2002 and granted a Charter by the Government of Zimbabwe in 2004 (Statutory Instrument 130/2004) with a mandate to address gender disparity and foster equity in university education.  The University, through its department of Family and Health Sciences, has partnered with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) in a collaborative research in the NIHR Global Health Research Unit on the Prevention and Management of Stillbirths and Neonatal Deaths in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. (NIHR... read more


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WUA / LSTM PhD Studentship


Aim and Benefits of WUA / LSTM PhD Studentship

PhD Registration at LSTM

Successful candidates will study as a full-time, the PhD student registered at WUA. This studentship opportunity will provide funding for the duration of 36 months from the date of registration. This equates to:

  • Full time PhD registration fees at WUA
  • Stipend to cover living costs at local rates
  • Travel, accommodation and subsistence allowance for selected in-person Unit meetings and networking
  • Funded visit (year 2 TBC) to UK to meet with UK supervisors and wider research teams

Requirements for WUA / LSTM PhD Studentship Qualification

Nationality and right to study requirements

Fellowship funding is ONLY available to nationals of countries and territories that are eligible to receive Overseas Development Assistance (ODA). A list of countries and territories that are eligible for ODA is available here

We are unable to accept applications from candidates from high income countries as stipulated above. Nationality and location will be determined via the information provided within your application. Candidates must also be able to demonstrate that they have right to study in the country that the project is based for which they wish to be considered at the time of application. Applications from candidates that do not meet nationality and location requirements will be rejected upon receipt.

Academic

  • Obtained (or expected to obtain) an honours degree (minimum Upper Second) and/or a master’s degree in a relevant subject (International qualifications need to be of equivalent standard, as defined by NARIC)
  • OR in exceptional cases Professional registration (e.g. Midwife, Nurse or Allied Health Professional) and substantial, demonstrable work at postgraduate level (including research methods training) undertaken for the equivalent of one-year full time 

English Language

The PhD programme at WUA is delivered in English and you must ensure that you meet WUA’s English language entry requirements so that you have the skills to pursue your chosen course of study successfully and can participate in all aspects of academic life.

Other requirements

PhD programmes will offer combination of in person and remote learning, to maximise flexibility but are offered on a full-time study basis. Therefore, students must also demonstrate in their application the time and commitment for PhD study:

 

  • Full time hours availability for the three-year programme
  • If seconded from employment, support, and approval from your employer for study time
  • Consistent computer and IT access
  • Internet connection, up to date windows software, webcam and microphone

Checkout: Scholarships for African students 2021/2022

Application Deadline

Not Specified


How to Apply

For more details, visit WUA website.

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