ResM Studentship Opportunity ESF-CUC Research Programme

Exploration of sustainable family centred neonatal care in Cornwall.

We are seeking to award one ResM studentship to explore sustainable family centred care within neonatology, based in Cornwall. This studentship aims to identify and address issues related to sustainability, resource management and family centred care within the neonatal care environment. 

This studentship will involve undertaking research with the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (RCHT), the principal provider of acute care services in the county of Cornwall. The student would be resident in Cornwall and based academically for supervisory purposes in the Research Centre for Health and Social Care Innovation at Plymouth University.

The ESF-CUC Research Programme aims to build a strong cadre of research students and the capacity for sustainable, internationally recognised research in the Combined Universities of Cornwall (CUC) partner institutions. As part of this programme Plymouth University is offering scholarships of £3,500 for Home/EU students resident in Cornwall undertaking Research Masters with Cornish based businesses and organisations.

Entry requirements: Applicants should have a first degree (2:1 or above) in a health-related subject or social sciences, or related experience.  Experience of working within neonatal care is essential.

Research Masters (ResM) The ResM is a research degree and normally requires a minimum of one year and a maximum of two years (18 months study and 6 months writing-up) for full time mode of study, or can be completed in a minimum of two years and a maximum of three years (two years study and 12 months writing-up) in a part time mode of study.  Students studying for this award undertake a minimum of 2 x 20 credit modules in appropriate subject areas. Further information on ResM can be found on

Also Read  Phd Studentships: 50th Anniversary Scholarships

Funding: This ESF-CUC ResM studentship includes a Scholarship of £3,500 for full-time study (tax free) for UK and EU nationals resident in Cornwall. This is payable in Year 1 only.

Please note these figures are based on current fee levels. For up-to-date information on fees go to:

Application procedures: For an application form, and full details on how to apply, please click on the Apply button below. In order to apply you will need to complete the standard postgraduate application form along with a covering letter detailing suitability for the individual studentship. Please ensure that you declare on the first page of the application form that you are applying for an ESF-CUC ResM Studentship.

Home and EU Nationals resident in Cornwall wishing to apply for an ESF Scholarship of £3,500 will also need to complete a Scholarship Application form and submit it along with your postgraduate application form.  Further details on the Scholarships and to download a form go to

Send your completed application form to: Sarah Carne, Research Administrator, 5th Floor, Rolle Building, Plymouth, PL4 8AA or e-mail  

Informal enquiries can be made to Prof Janet Richardson at or Dr Andy Nichols at   

Closing date for applications:  25/11/13

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on:  5/12/13

Start date for ResM: 6/1/14

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *