For courses starting in September 2019. Scholarships cannot be deferred.
Any applicant for a Faculty of Health & Social Science’s postgraduate course who qualifies as ‘overseas’ and EU for fee purposes
You will need to have a minimum of an upper second-class Honours degree (2i) or equivalent.
You cannot be in receipt of any other BU scholarship.
50% fee reduction
Need to fill in an application
Yes – your application should highlight your academic achievements and explain why you should be considered for this scholarship.
31 May 2019
The Faculty of Health & Social Sciences Executive Dean’s Scholarship is available to any international or EU postgraduate applicant for a full-time taught course run by this faculty, who can demonstrate an outstanding academic profile relating to their course.
PhD Studentship – Development and validation of a novel smartphone application for the assessment of acute and chronic stress, allowing the investigation of eating behaviours in association with stress during everyday life.
This project aims firstly to develop and validate a novel smartphone application for the assessment of both acute and chronic stress during everyday life. Secondly, the project will utilise this application to investigate associations between stress and eating behaviour. The work will be undertaken over a three year period in a series of studies, based on: reviewing existing measures of stress; development and validation of a smartphone application; and the investigation of eating behaviours in relation to acute and chronic stress.
The work will result in a novel and validated smartphone application for the measurement of stress during everyday life, of potential use and benefit for a range of academic researchers. The validation will also result in increased understanding of the relationships between subjective, implicit and objective measures of stress. Secondly, the work will extend current understanding of the links between stress and eating behaviour, with the aim of increasing understanding, developing future interventions, and improving population health. The work will be of interest to all those with an interest in improved health, both from a stress perspective and from a healthy eating perspective. To improve the societal impact of the project, the work will be undertaken following recruitment of individuals from workplace settings, and may be extended to include individuals with diagnosed stress-related and anxiety disorders (dependent on contacts). A wide variety of health and human resource professionals and professional bodies, and the population as a whole will benefit from increased understanding of stress, the relations between stress and eating behaviour and diet, and the evidence for possible future interventions. The findings of the project could result in an extension of the application for personal use, and for the development of interventions.
This scholarship is available for international students who are enrolling full-time on the MSc Public Health course with the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences.
You don’t need to apply for this scholarship – it will be automatically awarded to you if you receive an unconditional offer for this course by 1 June 2017. This scholarship will be confirmed once your offer becomes unconditional.