New PhD Opportunities At MUBAS, KUHeS, University of Strathclyde

By | May 25, 2023

The Kamuzu University of Health Sciences (KUHeS), the Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences (MUBAS) and the University of Strathclyde (Scotland) together are implementing a four-year (2022-2026) research and capacity-building adolescent health and wellbeing programme with funding from the UK’s National Institute of Health and Care Research (NIHR). These opportunities will focus on a range of topics pertaining to adolescents: health economics, water sanitation and hygiene, sexual and reproductive health rights and adolescent wellbeing.

Four PhD Studentship opportunities are available to Malawian nationals resident in Malawi only, to support this research programme. Two PhD studentships based in Scotland, UK are being offered by the University of Strathclyde. 

Please see detailed information in the attached document below

Two PhD studentships based in Scotland, UK are being offered by the University of Strathclyde. Please see information at these links for more information:

  1. PhD on Participatory Methods to Promote Adolescent Well-being in Malawi
    Short Summary
    We are offering a 3-year PhD scholarship for a student to explore what young people in Malawi
    understand by well-being in their context. They will work with young people to explore a range of co-produced and participatory methods to help with harness the stories and concerns related to well-being among Malawian adolescents and explore the feasibility of initiatives to improve their well-being. The studentship covers international fees and a stipend for living costs of circa£18,000 (full time) per annum for the duration of 3 years. The stipend will be in line with Research Council rates and an increase is expected but still to be confirmed.
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Awarding Institution
University of Strathclyde, Scotland, UK
Candidate Requirements/Background and Eligibility
This opportunity is open to Malawian nationals resident in Malawi only. The successful candidate will have a strong undergraduate (the equivalent of a 1st or 2:1Honours degree) and preferably a master’s degree in social sciences (social/health policy, psychology, sociology) or social and public health sciences, or another related subject. It is essential that the candidate has experience: working with adolescents in Malawi or similar settings; qualitative interviews/focus groups; analysis of qualitative interviews; ability to search academic literature; good communication skills (in-person and in-writing); produced dissertation or report or publication; good reliability (punctuality, persistence); and interesting adolescent wellbeing. It is desirable that the candidate also has the ability to: communicate quantitative data; analyse quantitative data; undertake mixed-methods research; conduct a literature review; use a bibliography package; and use qualitative analysis software. Please submit your application with the following documents by midnight on 26 May 2023, attaching the following:

  1. A cover letter
  2. An academic curriculum vitae