ESRC Research Studentships - Health and Wellbeing Pathway

ESRC Research Studentships - Health and Wellbeing Pathway

Project description

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is a member of UBEL, the UCL, Bloomsbury and East London Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP). This is an ESRC-funded organisation which brings together five leading Social Science institutions in London to offer PhD studentships each year.

LSHTM’s research and training agenda is responsive to existing and emerging health priorities and yields major policy relevant research findings in the areas of social determinants of health and disease, the evaluation of public health interventions, the financing and performance of health systems, and the health and environmental impacts of globalisation.

Please note that applicants who have research proposals that are suitable under any of the 26 pathways can apply via the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) if their supervisor is based at the School.

Research Projects

Two routes in the LSHTM Health and Wellbeing pathway are available:

  • Health Economics
  • Social Science Approaches in Public Health and Health Services Research

This is an open competition for ESRC studentships on any topic that falls within the remit of the pathway. You will need to have contacted a relevant staff member at the School who would be willing to be your supervisor and support your application.

To make direct contact with prospective supervisors you can search for staff members and their interests via the School’s website.  The majority of social scientists (anthropologists, sociologists, economists, etc) are based in the Faculty of Public Health and Policy.

Award details

The main variants of the awards are 1+3 (for applicants who do not have a relevant Masters), or +3 (for students who already have a Masters).  Please note, it is possible that this award can be for 3, 3.25 or 3.5 years.  LSHTM is not able to offer the +4 route on any of the pathways.

Please refer to the UBEL ESRC DTP website and the Preliminary Application Guidance for full details.

The deadline to submit a preliminary application is 23:59 on Monday 10th January 2022.


2022-23 UKRI Studentships are open to all applicants (both 'Home' and 'Overseas' fee status), with doctoral training programmes able to offer up to 30% of total awards available to international applicants. International applicants will be expected to top up the studentship award with an alternative scholarship or bursary. Awardees may not use family/personal funds or their ESRC stipend to cover the top up. 

Applicants who do not already have a master's in a relevant subject area can apply for the 1+3 route.