RESEARCH MASTERS STUDENTSHIP

Project Title: Measuring Impact, ResM Studentship

This provides an ideal opportunity for a candidate interested in developing their research skills and employability based on an applied, topical project. It would be of particular interest to those wishing to pursue a career in the third sector. The sponsoring body aims to use the findings to develop and help further fund its work. A high priority will, therefore, be placed on the on-going communication of findings as well as the production of a final report (form to be determined) for the sponsors.

Studentship Description
This is a part-funded ResM studentship (tuition fees only) tenable for up to 2 years from October 2013. The research project element will seek to measure the impact of a UK-registered charity that provides support for children with epilepsy. The student will also take a minimum of 40 credits of taught modules including a Research Methods module (20 credits) and a taught module applicable to the subject area (20 credits).

Person Specification
Applicants should have a degree in any subject and will be able to participate in appropriate masters levels modules. For further information about the project please e-mail: Julie Parsons, Programme Lead on the MSc Social Research and Evaluation in the first instance: jmparsons@plymouth.ac.uk . The ResM will be under the supervision of Dr. Joyce Halliday.

This studentship pays for fees (at the Home/EU student rate) for the student for the ResM (£3,950).  To be eligible for the studentship, candidates must be a UK/EU national who has been ordinarily resident in the EU for the previous 3 years. Overseas applicants are eligible, but must fund the difference in fees between the Overseas rate (currently £ per annum) and Home/EU student rate. Evidence of this funding must be submitted at the application stage.

How to apply for this position

Formal applications should be submitted using the application form available at http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/pages/view.asp?page=32190 marking the application. IMPACT REPORT.

Please include a covering letter outlining motivation, interest, and suitability for this project, and e-mail your application to: Sarah Carne, Doctoral Training Centre Administrator, sarah.carne@plymouth.ac.uk . Do not send the application to Central Admissions as indicated on the form.

Please note this is a specified project and we do not expect a project proposal but an indication as to how you would approach the project. Informal enquiries may be made before the submission date to jmparsons@plymouth.ac.uk .

Application deadline: 12 noon 13th September 2013
Interviews: 18th September 2013.

Start date: 24th September 2013 or 2nd January 2014.
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