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MSc Scholarships available for North London clinical staff for 2023 applications

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Noclor scholarships available for between 20% and 50% total part time fees to support clinical staff in North London Trusts to undertake the UCL MSc in Mental Health Sciences Research or the MSc Dementia: Causes, Treatment and Research (Mental Health) beginning September 2023. Awards can be used in combination with other scholarships or study leave funding.

These scholarships are open only to staff working within the following affiliated Noclor Trusts:

  • Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
  • Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
  • East London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust
  • West London Mental Health Trust

Scholarships are especially intended for clinicians, but applications from staff without clinical qualifications who have worked in the Trusts for at least two years will also be considered. Trainees who are qualified clinicians, such as junior psychiatrists on rotation, will also be considered. Service users undertaking paid roles such as peer support workers are also encouraged to apply.

More information on how to apply for the Noclor Scholarship are available here

There is a pressing need for more clinicians to get involved in clinically-relevant research, both as university-based clinical academics, and as clinicians who can take a leading role in supporting research in the NHS. Combining research with clinical work can make for a very rewarding and varied career. UCL offers a pathway for clinicians wishing to train as mental health researchers, the MSc in Mental Health Sciences Research in the Division of Psychiatry. This provides a very practical research training and has been a route for many into a career in which research is a major element. The biggest group of our students have been trainee psychiatrists, but we have graduates from the full range of professional backgrounds. As below, there is some scholarship funding for North London clinicians for this MSc.
The MSc offers core modules in research methods together with a wide variety of optional modules, focused on areas including neuroscience, social and global aspects of mental health, evaluation in mental health and epidemiology. You can also take modules from across UCL. You finish by completing a research project with our support, writing it up in a format suitable for journal publication, and many of these papers are published. The structure is very flexible, allowing the 12 modules to be taken over up to 5 years with payment as modules are taken. People have started the course at a wide variety of stages, from CT3 to ST6 - earlier is often better if you are considering an academic career.#

Scholarships are being offered by Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust 

If interested, we suggest asking to be considered for all scholarships for which you might be eligible – you can put in just one application for all, and you can reapply in successive years, so that the total amount of support available tends to be substantial. There are also some Division of Psychiatry scholarships that you will be considered for if you apply for the above.