Fully Funded PhD at Swansea: Skin cancer management, UK

  •  Phd
  •  08-Dec-2021
  •   United Kingdom
  • $$  Full cost of UK tuition fees and an annual stipend

Medical and Healthcare Studies: Fully Funded Scar Free Foundation/HCRW PhD Scholarship: RESECT - Service redesign in skin cancer management
Funding providers: Scar Free Foundation/Health and Care Research Wales
Subject areas: Skin cancer, Health services research, Health services redesign
Project start date: 1 January 2022 (Enrolment open from mid-December)
Aligned programme of study: PhD in Medical and Healthcare Studies
Mode of study: Full-time
Project supervisors:

  • Primary: Professor Iain Whitaker
  • Secondary: Professor Hayley Hutchings

Project description:
Skin cancer is a significant and growing societal health problem, with Wales having one of the highest rates of melanoma in the UK. Among Caucasian populations, the incidence of skin cancer is rising faster than that of any other malignancy, with this trend expected to continue. With an ageing national population, longer life expectancy, higher patient expectations and the long-term impact of greater foreign travel now being realised, it is unlikely that the health service will be able to cope unless care services are designed and planned effectively.
The aims of this PhD are to:
  • map the characteristics of patients and services relating to skin cancer in Wales
  • determine the burden of morbidity and associated healthcare to patients and society
  • calculate the associated healthcare costs of providing skin cancer care

This will contribute to a better understanding of existing skin cancer care in Wales, which will serve as a basis for developing new and more effective ways of providing care and condition management in skin cancer, supporting the Welsh Government’s ‘prudent healthcare’ agenda.
For more information, visit the Reconstructive Surgery & Regenerative Medicine Research Centre (ReconRegen) website.

Swansea University Information

Swansea University Grants

Fully Funded PhD at Swansea: Skin cancer management, UK Established in 1920, Swansea University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Swansea (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Wales. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Privy Council, Swansea University is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Swansea University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 99 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must normally hold an undergraduate degree at 2.1 (or Non-UK equivalent as defined by Swansea University).

English Language requirements: If applicable – IELTS 6.5 overall (with at least 5.5 in each individual component) or Swansea recognised equivalent.

Due to funding restrictions, this scholarship is open to applicants eligible to pay tuition fees at the UK rate only.

Offered Benefits

This scholarship covers the full cost of UK tuition fees and an annual stipend of £19,650.

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