Social Gerontology Studentship



We welcome proposals for doctoral research in the field of social gerontology and with a particular emphasis on social relationships in later life. Possible areas of research could include:

  • Ageing and care relationships
  • Family relationships (especially under-researched areas including, sibling relationships and ageing; long-term partnerships; late life divorce; re-partnering; reconstituted families)
  • Friendship and ageing
  • Age friendly communities
  • Care environments (e.g. care homes, extra care housing, alternative housing options).

Research will be supervised by: Dr Miriam Bernard, Professor of Social Gerontology and Dr Mo Ray, Senior Lecturer, Social Work. 

Fees: UK/EU fee waiver for 3 years

Stipend: £13,726 per annum for 3 years (based on full-time study)

Full details are available by clicking the ‘Apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 5pm, 9th September 2013

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