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An examination of the socio-economic consequences of the diagnosis of, and recovery from, cancer in the UK (in collaboration with Tenovus UK)


Research Field
Social sciences



This PhD will focus on understanding the socio-economic outcomes of individuals who experience cancer in the UK, including in core aspects of quality of life, such as, work and income, and wellbeing. The international evidence suggests individuals with cancer experience significant economic disadvantage, particularly in relation to employment (see, for example, Bradley 2002a and 2002b; Candon 2015; Heinesen et al., 2018) and, that the diagnosis of cancer causes a decline in wellbeing which persists even after recovery (Binder and Coad, 2013). This project will provide a statistical profile which quantifies of the impact of cancer in the UK and, in doing so, address a major gap in the evidence aligned to the strategic aim of Tenovus, To conduct and fund research to improve cancer experience.

What is funded

The studentship commences October 2020, will cover tuition fees, a stipend and a training Grant. There are other opportunities and benefits available to studentship holders, including, teaching opportunities and overseas institutional visits.


Depending on academic background, the studentship is available:

- Normally, as a ‘1+1+2 studentship’, involving two full-time years of research training, comprising of the MSc Economics and MRes Economics programmes, followed by two years of full-time Doctoral study

- In exceptional cases, as a ‘1+2’ studentship, comprising of one full-time year of research training in the MRes Economics programme, followed by two years of full-time Doctoral study


Applications are invited from exceptional candidates with a first class or strong upper second-class honours degree, and an appropriate master’s degree with an average mark of at least 65%. Applications can also be considered from holders of a first-class undergraduate degree in Economics or a first-class degree strongly related to Economics.

How to Apply

Applicants should apply to the Doctor of Philosophy in Economics with a start date of October 2020.

In the research proposal section of your application, please specify the project title and supervisors of this project and copy the project description in the text box provided. In the funding section, please select ’I will be applying for a scholarship/grant’ and specify that you are applying for advertised funding from An examination of the socio-economic consequences of the diagnosis of, and recovery from, cancer in the UK (in collaboration with Tenovus UK).

Please include:

1. Covering Letter

2. Academic Qualifications

3. Two References

4. CV

5. Research Proposal (maximum 1000 words), taking into consideration the working title of the project.


Organisation name
Cardiff University
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