NIHR INSIGHT Research Masters Studentships 2024 for Developing Countries

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NIHR INSIGHT Research Masters Studentships 2024 for Developing Countries. Apply below.

When is Application Deadline:

14th August 2024 by 5pm

Tell Me About Award:

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) is funding ‘INSIGHT: Inspiring Students into Research’, an innovative three-year programme starting in Summer 2024. This initiative is part of the NIHR Academy’s portfolio aimed at developing a highly skilled research workforce capable of advancing health and care research, benefiting society and the economy.

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The NIHR INSIGHT programme for South West Central is one of 12 regional programmes, a collaboration between the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and Bournemouth University. Together, they host 6,000 pre-registration and 4,000 post-registration students across more than 15 health and care professions. The South West Central region includes:

  • Gloucestershire
  • Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire
  • Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon, and Wiltshire
  • Dorset

The programme aims to build collaborative partnerships and student networks across the region, involving over 20 co-collaborators from health and social care providers and NIHR organisations.

Which Fields are Eligible?

The NIHR INSIGHT programme is designed for undergraduate or postgraduate students working towards registration and early career professionals registered with one of the following regulatory bodies (excluding doctors and dentists):

  • Academy for Healthcare Science
  • General Chiropractic Council
  • General Dental Council
  • General Medical Council
  • General Optical Council
  • General Osteopathic Council
  • General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Health and Care Professions Council
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Social Work England
  • UK Public Health Register

This includes nurses, midwives, allied health professionals, pharmacists, healthcare scientists, social workers, and public health professionals.



Who can Apply?

These competitive awards are for newly qualified and early career health and care professionals with up to 5 years of practice experience.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Working towards or registered with one of the listed regulatory bodies.
  • Newly graduated or with up to five years of practice experience as a registered health or care professional.
  • Planning to apply and study for a Masters in Research Health and Care Research at UWE Bristol or Bournemouth University.
  • Typically, a Bachelors honours degree of 2:1 or above in a relevant subject is required. Equivalent qualifications or at least 12 months of relevant professional experience may also be considered.
  • For non-native English speakers, an IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 minimum is required.

This flexible, student-oriented programme enhances research capacity and leadership, offering opportunities to work with external stakeholders and a strong support system.

How are Applicants Selected?

Candidates will be selected for an interview based on their application forms. Online interviews will be arranged, and recipients of the Research Masters Studentships will be selected by a South West Central selection panel.

How Many Awards?

Not specified

What is the Benefit of Award?

The studentships cover tuition fees and provide a tax-free stipend at the UKRI rate (£19,237 for full-time study and £9,619 for part-time study in 2024-2025). Both full-time and part-time studentships are available.

  • A series of activities for students and early career health and care professionals to become more familiar with research and its delivery, enhancing their practice careers and showcasing research careers.
  • 30 Research Masters studentships annually in the South West Central region funded by NIHR INSIGHT for the next three years.

How to Apply:

UWE Bristol MRes Health and Care Research

Programme Lead: Dr. Mwidimi Ndosi ([email protected])

The programme provides formal training in health and care research methodologies and methods, applied to inform practice and policy. It includes compulsory modules (150 credits) and optional modules (30 credits), using a student-centred blended learning approach.

Bournemouth University MRes

Programme Lead: Dr. Leslie Gelling ([email protected])

The first round of applications is open now to start in September 2024. Both application forms must be received by 5pm, Wednesday 14th August 2024.

  1. Complete the online application form for a Research Masters studentship.
  2. Complete the online admissions application form for your preferred research Masters programme at UWE Bristol or Bournemouth University.

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