ARC-funded PhD studentships

We are funding PhD studentships in the ARC, as well as supporting a community of PhD students involved in applied health and care research training through our Academy doctoral programme. Through the ARC, PhD students have access to diverse opportunities and unparalleled expertise in applied health and care research across the partnership.

We work with each host institution’s graduate training programme to equip students with the skills needed to work at the interface of academia and health and care services.

Alongside doctoral programmes provided by our partner universities, we offer a seminar series and bespoke training opportunities for PhD students and ARC research staff, facilitated through our ARC Early Career Researcher Network.  These sessions cover wider skills such as interdisciplinary working, teaching, implementation and research co-production.

Our doctoral programme focuses on practical aspects of applied health and care research, such as the skills required to:

  • Undertake research in health, care and public health settings
  • Engage patients and the public in research
  • Navigate relevant ethical and research governance approval systems
  • Build interdisciplinary and collaborative partnerships for applied research.

We also provide students with an understanding of how their work fits in to current NHS, care and local authority governance structures and offer a Conference and Training Support fund to all our ARC researchers to develop new skills and disseminate their research.

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