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PhD Scholarships

Fully Funded PhD Scholarship: Experiences of Amputation

A fully-funded PhD scholarship is currently available in the Institute of Allied Health Sciences Research at De Montfort University.

Project Description
The ‘Improving psychological preparation for amputation surgery’ (Pre-Amp) study is looking to recruit a Social Sciences PhD student. The Pre-Amp study is funded by the National Institute for Health Research and is exploring how patients can be better prepared for amputation. You can find out more about the study on twitter @PreAmp20. The successful applicant will undertake research under the supervision of the Principal Investigator of the Pre-Amp study, Dr Esmée Hanna. The focus of the PhD research undertaken by the post holder will be complementary to the Pre-Amp study. 

We are inviting applications for a PhD project on one of the following four topics:

  • The preparation of children for amputation surgery
  • How cultural and religious factors influence patients’ views and practices around the disposal of limbs after amputation
  • The understanding of inequalities and the experience of amputation (including the North/South divide in surgery rates, gender differences and how broader health inequalities impact on the experience of amputation and rehabilitation)
  • A sociological exploration of ‘preparedness’ in the context of amputation and other surgery

De Montfort University, based in Leicester, a diverse and culturally vibrant city in the East Midlands, has a strong research culture for postgraduate research students. The development programme for postgraduate research students covers all aspects of conducting research as well as wider career development and employability skills. The successful applicant will be part of the Pre-Amp study team as well as a member of the Institute of Allied Health Sciences Research and will be supported in their development as an early career researcher.

The DMU PhD scholarship includes Home/EU fees for 3 years plus an annual tax-free stipend starting at £15,285 for full time study for three years. The scholarship is to begin 1 April 2021.

Entry Criteria
You can find out more about studying for a PhD at De Montfort and how to apply here, including minimum entry criteria, at

How to apply
If you are interested in applying, you should contact Dr Esmée Hanna ( for an informal discussion about your chosen topic and project proposal before formal submission of your application. To apply for this scholarship please submit a full application via our application portal which can be accessed here When applying, please ensure that you identify Dr Esmée Hanna as the named academic within the Proposed Programme of Study tab.

The deadline for applications is 1 February 2021


Doctoral College PhD Scholarships

De Montfort University is offering fully-funded 3-year PhD scholarships (pro rata for part-time study), for Home and International students with a stipend of £15,009 per annum. The scholarships take effect from 1 October 2020. 

Please note, applications for the Doctoral College PhD scholarships are now closed for the academic year 2020/21.



Vice-Chancellor's 2020 scholarships

The Vice-Chancellor's 2020 scholarships provide DMU graduates with a tuition fee discount of up to 50 per cent. The discount is available on selected full-time, part-time and distance learning postgraduate courses running across multiple start dates in the 2019/20 academic session. The scholarship, based on academic achievement and merit, applies automatically to all DMU Home and EU students who are graduating in 2019 or have graduated within the last two years (2018 or 2017)* and achieved a 2:1 (or equivalent) or above.

For further information please click here