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MRes Scholarship in Social Work, UK

Application Closes:  29/6/2015 midday

Start Date: October 2015.

The University of East Anglia, School of Social Work is offering a scholarship for a Masters in Social Science Research Methods, MRes, one year full-time for the academic year 2015-16.

The funded place will be available for an applicant who can demonstrate academic excellence in areas relevant to the strategic interests of the School.

For further information about the research interests of the School and individual members of staff, please see the School’s ‘Research Degrees’ web pages, and the webpages of the Centre for Research on Children and Families.

Applications are invited from candidates who wish to do research in the following areas, but we are pleased to consider other ideas or areas of interest:

  1. Child placement: themes include adoptive/foster parenting, kinship care, birth families and birth family contact, supporting placements, residential care, children and young people’s views and experiences.
  2. Decision-making and planning in child and family social work: including care proceedings and inter-professional working for children in care or on the edge of care.
  3. Child protection practice: including children’s views and experiences, child sexual exploitation.
  4. Social policy contexts and developments: e.g. issues affecting parents and children, LGBT issues, mental health, older people.

Members of staff who are available to offer PhD research supervision in the next academic year include Professor Gillian Schofield, Professor Jonathan Dickens, Dr Beth Neil, Dr Jane Dodsworth. If you have an idea for a research study and would like to discuss it, to start off please contact the postgraduate admissions tutor, Professor Jonathan Dickens.

EU and international applicants may be required to provide evidence of competence in English Language.

Entry Requirements:

Candidates should hold, or expect to hold, a minimum of a 2.1 degree or international equivalent in any relevant subject. Masters degrees or relevant work experience may constitute important additional qualifications.


For UK/EU students the MRes scholarship covers tuition fees (UK/EU rates), and a tax-free maintenance grant of £4,000 for 2015-16 entry. International students are welcome to apply. International fees are £14,200 for 2015-16, and if successful the whole scholarship will be used to offset the first £11,000. International students must pay the difference, and there is no maintenance grant.

Further information:
If you have any questions specifically about the application process, please contact the UEA postgraduate research office – email: pgr.enquiries.admiss-at-uea.ac.uk – tel: (01603) 591709. Please click to access the application form for the MRes.

Candidates who are shortlisted for the MRes scholarship may be invited to participate in an interview. This is usually in person, but may take place via telephone or Skype.


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