Advanced Care Research Centre

ACRC Academy 2024 cohort - applications open

The applications for our 2024 Academy PhD Studentships are now open!

Are you interested in taking forward a PhD focussed on quality of life in later life? 

We are looking for the next generation of leaders who will transform care for people in later life. Over four years you will study on a thriving, cohort-based, thematic programme with a first year of interdisciplinary training, and continuing training and support throughout the research phase. A wide range of external input ensures that the Academy is fully engaged with real-world challenges and aware of latest development in the field. We have high profile guests and speakers from the fields of medicine, social care and technology, while external placements will mean that students will bring new experience, skills and connections back to their longer-term training and research.

The ACRC Academy will equip future leaders to drive society’s response to the challenges of later life care provision; a problem which is growing in scale, complexity and urgency. Our alumni will become leaders in a diverse range of pioneering and influential roles in the public, private and third sectors.


You can find out more about the PhD Studentships, and how to apply, at the following links:

  • Find out more details about the ACRC Academy, here.
  • Find out more about the application process, here.
  • Discover more about the available studentships, here.
  • Meet some of our existing Academy students, here.
  • Apply, here.
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