Faculty of Science and Health

Scholarships and funding

Supporting your studies

At Essex we offer scholarships and funding opportunities for talented students from a range of backgrounds.

Some of our scholarships are university-wide, while others are offered by specific departments. You can use the scholarships finder links below to find out more.

In addition we offer postgraduate studentships to help fund those who are working towards a research degree (MSD, MPhil or PhD). These may be interdisciplinary, involving more than one department, or offered as part of specific research projects by academics in one of our science and health departments.

Scholarships

The University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support talented students, and ensure we remain accessible to all with the potential to succeed, regardless of financial circumstances. 

Search our Scholarship Finder to see the funding you can apply for.

Postgraduate funding

We offer postgraduate funding to help support you during your research. These may be offered as part of specific research projects being carried out by our academics, or as part of our work with Doctoral Training Partnerships.

Along with studentships, we also give all research students access to Proficio, our unique professional development funding scheme. Proficio gives you funding for training courses and conference attendance, whether you're working on a 1 year Master of Science by Dissertation (MSD), or undertaking a 3 year PhD.

Funded PhD studentships

Validating a simple measure for assessing the health of an individual’s gait

This funded PhD studentships aims to create a ‘gait health’ assessment tool to assess intervention success, fall risk and track pathology progression.

We welcome applications from candidates with a background in sports and exercise science, biomechanics, mathematics, engineering, or computational statistics.

Title: Validating a simple measure for assessing the health of an individual’s gait

Based in: School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences (in collaboration with the Department of Mathematical Sciences).

Deadline: 30th September 2022


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Stroke - Accessing health services in coastal areas

This funded PhD studentship will look at health inequalities/EDI in accessing health care around stroke services; with a focus on early intervention and access of services and care targeting barriers and exploring facilitators, specifically in coastal areas of deprivation.

We welcome applications from candidates with a background in health or social care, and an interest in primary or acute health care research relevant to issues of socio-economic inequality, access, and health and well-being.

Title: Stroke - Accessing health services in coastal areas

Based in: School of Health and Social Care

Deadline: 31st October 2022


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Dementia - Fundamentals of care

This funded PhD studentship will nurse and allied health professionals providing fundamental care within the wider system with a focus on care and factors influencing delivery focusing on nutrition and hydration, positive relationships, and activities of daily living affecting patient safety in the acute sector.

We welcome applications from candidates with a background in health or social care, and an interest in primary or acute health care research relevant to issues of socio-economic inequality, access, and health and well-being.

Title: Dementia - Fundamentals of care

Based in: School of Health and Social Care

Deadline: 31st October 2022


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Faculty studentships

The Faculty of Science and Health is keen to promote interdisciplinary research across the university. By breaking down academic silos and bringing together researchers with similar interests in different fields, we can create cutting-edge research that will have impact on the real world.

Our Faculty studentships are co-supervised by at least two academics from different departments.

We do not currently have any Faculty studentships.

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