A pioneering medical programme at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has won prestigious scholarship funding which will entitle successful recipients to full tuition fee waivers, plus monthly living expenses.
Two scholarships for the University’s MSc Disaster Medicine programme have been awarded by the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme, a joint initiative between the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) and UK universities to support students from developing Commonwealth countries.
Awards are for taught Master's programmes only with subjects related to the economic, social and technological development of a candidate's country. Each successful applicant to the UCLan programme will receive a full tuition fee waiver of £14,500 plus a contribution to living expenses.
UCLan’s Professor Cathy Jackson, said: “We are absolutely delighted that the CSC has awarded the University this prestigious scholarship funding.
"We’re looking for applicants with international and Commonwealth backgrounds to study on our MSc Disaster Medicine programme which will not only be professionally transformational but will create global impact within the communities the successful postgraduates serve."— UCLan’s Professor Cathy Jackson
“We’re looking for applicants with international and Commonwealth backgrounds to study on our MSc Disaster Medicine programme which will not only be professionally transformational but will create global impact within the communities the successful postgraduates serve.
“Delivering healthcare to communities affected by disasters, be they natural or man-made, is demanding but immensely rewarding.”
Suited for healthcare, emergency or urgent care professionals, UCLan’s disaster medicine programme is aimed at those considering a career move into an expanding new field, enabling successful graduates to work as part of a disaster response team planning, managing and delivering a medical programme under challenging conditions, while also considering ethical, legal and logistical issues.
Commonwealth Shared Scholarship applications must be made via the Commonwealth online application system. The system for candidate applications is now open and will close at 16:00 (GMT) on 20 December 2021.