MSc Research Studentship in the Faculty of Applied Sciences

Reference: O48

Salary: Fully funded two-year MSc Research Studentship

Closing date: 6 December 2013 – Note that applications must reach us by this date.

Interview date: 7 January 2014

Availability: Internal and external applicants


RESEARCH TOPIC: Evaluation of the Gloucester ‘Hearty Lives’ Project (Podsmead).

Applications are invited for a part time (24 months) fees-paid (tuition fees £2,500 PA) research studentship to undertake a MSc by Research at the University of Gloucestershire. This studentship includes a stipend of £1,800 PA (total £3,600 over two years) plus an allowance of £500 for dissemination e.g. attendance at conferences. The research student will be based at the University of Gloucestershire’s Oxstalls Campus, although collaboration with, and travel to other venues will be required.

Context and rationale: Hearty Lives Gloucester is a three year British Heart Foundation-funded programme run by Gloucester City Council that aims to reduce the impact of health inequalities for people living in one of the poorest areas of the county.

The studentship is available to conduct aspects of the following research:

  • To qualitatively assess the impact of the Hearty Lives programme over time on participants’ knowledge and awareness of healthy behaviour and factors associated with any change.
  • To investigate participant experiences and nature of engagement with the programme.
  • To investigate the experiences, attitudes and opinions of participants and their families, and awareness of the British Heart Foundation brand.

The studentship will be supervised by Dr Martin Jones, Dr Elizabeth Loughren and Dr Colin Baker (University of Gloucestershire). It is anticipated that the position will commence 1st February 2014.

Contact Details

For further information about the nature of the position and the project please contact Dr Elizabeth Loughren ( before 5pm, Friday 6th December 2013.

For further information, or to return your completed application form, please email by clicking Apply

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