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Studentships at Keele University (UK).


 Keele University has a number of studentships available, these are funded internally or from external sponsors such as research councils or from industry. If you are interested in any of the studentships available you can apply online.
Research Topic Research Institute for Social Science Studentships
Reference number: RISS-2011/12
Abstract Applications are invited for studentships within any of the 5 Centres of the Research Institute.
  • Economics and Management
  • Law, Ethics and Society
  • Politics, International Relations and Environment
  • Psychological Research
  • Social Policy
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Duration 3 years
Fees Funding for 3 years across a variety of Graduate Teaching Assistantships, full and part studentships, bursaries and fee waivers at UK rates.
Stipend
Closing date 15th May 2011 at 5pm    Apply online here

Research Topic Local Enterprise Partnerships: Networking for Innovation and Regeneration
Reference number: RISS 2011/12 SOT
Abstract A central objective of the proposed research is to assess the capacity of Local Enterprise Partnerships for policy learning and innovation, examining the ways in which the new institutions, political actors and policy agendas emerge in the context of urban regeneration.
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Duration 3 years full-time
Fees Duration – 3 years (full time) Value of studentship: Tuition fees at UK rates, stipend of £13,590
Stipend
Closing date 5pm 18th April 2011    Apply online here

Research Topic Research Institute for Humanities Studentships
Reference number: RIHUMS - 2011/12
Abstract Applications are invited for studentships within any of research areas of the Research Institute:
  • English and Creative Writing
  • History
  • Music and Music Technology
  • American Literature and History
  • Cultural and Media Studies
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Duration 3 years
Fees Funding for 3 years across a variety of Graduate Teaching Assistantships, full and part studentships, bursaries and fee waivers. Part-time students will be eligible for 3 years funding only.
Stipend
Closing date 15th May 2011 at 5pm    Apply online here

Research Topic Endowed Bursary for MRes History
Reference number: RIHUMS MRes 2011/12
Abstract The MRes in History introduces students to, and further develops their knowledge of methodological debates within the discipline of history, critical developments in the historiography, and most especially allows students to undertake a substantial piece of personal research under the supervision of an acknowledged expert.
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Duration 1 year
Fees Funding for 1 year: Full fees Bursary, with £1500 maintenance grant and support for research expenses.
Stipend
Closing date 15 May 2011 at 5pm    Apply online here

Research Topic Medicinal chemistry and pharmacology
Reference number: RSTM 11-01
Abstract Synthesis and evaluation of inhibitors of autotaxin for the treatment of ovarian cancer. This studentship will involve training in both synthetic chemistry and cancer pharmacology and is consequently 4 years in duration.
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Duration 4 years
Fees Fees and stipend for 4 years. 4 years' fees at UK/EU level
Stipend At Research Council rates, currently £13,950 per annum (tax free)
Closing date 31 March 2011    Apply online here

Research Topic Do patient psychology and/or chronic pain prevent response to treatment following referral to hospital with musculoskeletal problems?
Reference number: RPCH 2011-01
Abstract The aim is to evaluate the presence of psychological distress and chronic pain in this patient group and the influence of these factors on how patients respond to treatments (joint injections, physiotherapy, analgesics, surgery etc) given within the clinic over time.
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Duration 3 years
Fees Funding is available for three/four years to cover fees for PhD registration (2011 home/EU rates: £3,732) and a research studentship stipend of currently £13,590 per annum for 2011. Non-EU students would be required to pay the balance (up to £8,000 per annum) of the overseas fees themselves.
Stipend
Closing date Friday 20th May 2011    Apply online here

Research Topic The development and testing of a generic musculoskeletal version of the Pain Attitudes and Beliefs Scale
Reference number: RPCH 2011-02
Abstract The overall aim of the thesis is to develop and test a generic version of the Pain Attitudes and Beliefs Scale for use across a range of musculoskeletal conditions.
This research will use a combination of pre-existing datasets and new data collection from general practitioners and physiotherapists managing patients with common musculoskeletal problems.
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Duration 3 years
Fees Funding is available for three/four years to cover fees for PhD registration (2011/12 home/EU rates: £3,732) and a research studentship stipend of currently £13,590 per annum for 2011. Non-EU students would be required to pay the balance (up to £8,000 per annum) of the overseas fees themselves.
Stipend
Closing date Friday 20th May 2011    Apply online here

Research Topic Measuring self-reported levels of physical activity in patients with osteoarthritis within a Primary Care setting.
Reference number: RPCH 2011-03
Abstract The focus of this PhD is to examine various outcome measures to determine the most appropriate instrument to assess exercise/physical activity levels of a Primary Care based OA population. This PhD is a studentship being offered by the Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre around this topic area.
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Duration 3 years
Fees Funding for three years to cover fees for PhD registration (2011/12 rates - home/EU rates: £3,732pa) and a research studentship stipend of currently £13,590 per annum (tax free) for 2011.
Stipend
Closing date Friday 20th May 2011    Apply online here

Research Topic A study of the relationship between musculoskeletal pain and cancer (incidence and survival)
Reference number: RPCH 2011-04
Abstract The research will use data collected in 11687 subjects who returned a baseline questionnaire and gave permission for their medical records to be reviewed, as part of the North Staffordshire Osteoarthritis Project (NorStOP). This offers a unique opportunity to explore the relationship between widespread pain, physical activity levels, and long term outcome, including mortality.
The aim of the PhD project is to (1) examine the strength of the link between widespread pain and cancer incidence and mortality and (2) explore the potential mechanisms between widespread pain and cancer.
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Duration 3 years
Fees Funding is available for three/four years to cover fees for PhD registration (2011/12 home/EU rates: £3,732) and a research studentship stipend of currently £13,590 per annum for 2011. Non-EU students would be required to pay the balance (up to £8,000 per annum) of the overseas fees themselves.
Stipend
Closing date Friday 20th May 2011    Apply online here

Research Topic Evaluation of methods of statistical analysis in randomised clinical trials in Primary Care – with particular focus on research in musculoskeletal disorders
Reference number: RCPH 2011-05
Abstract This research will focus on the review, assessment and recommendation for analysis of clinical trials in Primary Care with particular focus on research in the field of research in musculoskeletal disorders.
The aim is to evaluate current methods and potential analytical applications to this area. This will involve reviews (including systematic approaches) of the literature with attention to current practices and recommendations. The researcher will use the reviews as a platform to assess suitability and enhancement of methodological approaches to the analysis of trials in this area. Evaluations may be carried out through simulation work and by analysis of Centre empirical data.
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Duration 3 years
Fees Funding is available for three years to cover fees for PhD registration (2011 home/EU rates: £3,732) and a research studentship stipend of currently £13,590 per annum for 2011. Non-EU students would be required to pay the balance (up to £8,000 per annum) of the overseas fees themselves.
Stipend
Closing date Friday 20th May 2011    Apply online here

Research Topic Comparison of self-report and medical record health resource use data in economic evaluation of clinical trials of musculoskeletal disorders in Primary Care.
Reference number: RPCH 2011-06
Abstract The question which this studentship aims to explore is whether there is agreement of health resource use data elicited through medical record review and through self-report. In brief, the more the two measurement methods agree the more likely they are of being valid measurements of health resource data. Focus is specifically on evaluation of clinical trials of musculoskeletal disorders in Primary Care.
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Duration 3 years
Fees Funding is available for three years to cover fees for PhD registration (2011 home/EU rates: £3,732) and a research studentship stipend of currently £13,590 per annum for 2011. Non-EU students would be required to pay the balance (up to £8,000 per annum) of the overseas fees themselves.
Stipend
Closing date Friday 20th May 2011    Apply online here