MPhil/PhD Scholarship - Personal, clinical and social care responses to the challenge of ageing with HIV in the UK - Application deadline very soon!

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MPhil/PhD Scholarship - Personal, clinical and social care responses to the challenge of ageing with HIV in the UK
University of Greenwich - Faculty of Education and Health

Location: London

Salary: Up to £13,863

Hours: Full Time

Contract: Contract / Temporary

Placed on: 19th June 2014

Closes: 7th July 2014

Job Ref: VCS-EH-09-14

Avery Hill Campus

Description: Antiretroviral therapy has improved survival for people living with HIV (PWHIV) with many expecting a normal life expectancy. This means that the population of PWHIV in the UK is ageing with some estimating that in ten years, 60% of the UK population of PWHIV will be over 50 years old. Older PWHIV have complex health and social care needs with higher rates of health conditions associated with ageing, significant levels of economic deprivation and social isolation.

Using mainly qualitative approaches such as interviews, groups and documentary analysis, the research will examine the experience of ageing with HIV in London paying particular attention to emerging and ongoing needs within the context of current models of clinical and social care provision. The research will take an assets-based approach examining not only how needs are experienced but also how individuals and communities craft innovative ways of meeting needs. Working at the interface between 'self-help' and the role of the State as service provider and drawing on current and emerging theory around citizenship, participation and activism within neo-liberal contexts, the research will problematize traditions of communitarianism emblematic of HIV responses.
Candidates for this studentship must have attained a minimum 2:1 (upper second) classification in their undergraduate degree, or hold a masters' degree, preferably in a health-related social sciences/humanities discipline. They should ideally have experience of qualitative research methodologies and be able to work with quantitative data. They should have strong written and oral communication skills. Some experience of the HIV voluntary sector is also desirable.

For further information please contact the supervisor: Dr Peter Keogh, email

Bursary available (subject to satisfactory performance):
Year 1: £13,863 Year 2: In line with RCUK rate Year 3: In line with RCUK rate
In addition, the successful candidate will receive a contribution to tuition fees equivalent to the university's Home/EU rate for the duration of their scholarship. International applicants will need to pay the remainder tuition fee of £7,279 for the 2014/15 session and is subject to an annual increase. Scholarships are available for three years from the date scholars first register as an MPhil/PhD student with the university. Scholarships are available for full-time study only. Applicants must hold a Master's degree (UK or UK equivalent) or a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Bachelor's in a relevant discipline.

For additional information about the scholarship and links to the application form please go to:

Please read this information before making an application. Applications need to be made online via No other form of application will be considered.
All applications must include the following information. Applications not containing these documents will not be considered.

*   Scholarship Reference Number - included in the personal statement section together with your personal statement as to why you are applying
*   a research proposal *
*   a CV including 2 referees *
*   academic qualification certificates/transcripts and IELTs/English Language certificate if you are an international applicant *
*upload to the supporting information section of the application form. Attachments need to be in PDF format.

The scholarship must commence in September/October 2014.

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