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25th April 2022


DHI MSc Funding 2022-23

The DHI is delighted to announce 19.5 FTE Master’s scholarships in digital health and care available for application for 2022-23 intake!

The deadline for the first round of applications for September intake is 30 June 2022.

Two FTE scholarships are currently being reserved for January 2023 intake, and will be made available for application later in the Summer during round 2 of the application process.

The scholarships are at £7,387 each and provided on a fee-waiver basis only*.

Students wishing to apply should ask their course organisers to send any applications to the DHI via by 30 June 2022.

Please note: The DHI will prioritise dedicated taught Digital Health and Care Masters applications and will not accept applications directly from the students. These need to be sent in by the course organisers once the student’s place on their course is confirmed and the student’s eligibility for our funding is verified.

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How to apply:

  • Apply to a Digital Health and Care master’s course at your chosen Scottish university.
    • It is the responsibility of the university to check the applicants eligibility for the funding **
  • Select one of the strategic themes of the DHI to align your MSc or MRes dissertation work (these will be announced shortly and published on the DHI’s website). This is a requirement for DHI funding.
  • The course leader/coordinator will apply to the DHI by 30th June 2022, with the start date, student’s selected theme for dissertation and whether the student is FT/PT.
    • We will prioritise applications from dedicated taught Digital Health and Care master’s courses.
    • Other taught master’s courses are deemed eligible (e.g. MSc in Nursing), if they contain sufficient taught digital health and care content. This needs to be demonstrated by the course leader at the application phase.
    • For MRes applications a research proposal (max 2000 words) is required.
    • The funding is not available for MPhil applications.
  • The DHI will review the applications and inform the applicants’ university by mid-July.
  • The host university and the University of Strathclyde sign a scholarships agreement.
  • The host university/course will invoice the DHI/University of Strathclyde for the funding.
  • If there should be more applicants than available places, the DHI will allocate places proportionately between the applying institutions, who will then select the most successful candidates for the scholarships.
  • If any of the scholarships are left over after the June deadline,they will be added to the 2 FTE available in the second round of applications with a deadline set in August. This will be announced after the June deadline.

Please, note that successful students must align their final MSc projects with the DHI’s strategic themes:

  1. Citizen empowerment and long-term condition management;
  2. Healthy ageing
  3. Digital solutions in supporting preventative and early intervention approaches in health and social care
  4. Digital solutions as an enabler in shifting care from institutional settings into home and/or community settings e.g., Hospital at home
  5. Digital solutions in supporting Population/Public Health and/or Emergency Planning/Prevention, Early Intervention (ref Covid19 or similar epidemic/pandemic threats)
  6. Service issues OR service redesign in health and care: demand and capacity management (Topics 3 and 6 should focus on one of the following non-communicable diseases - diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases, mental health, cancer)
  7. Digital skills and workforce development in health and social care
  8. Solution to barriers for scaling Digital health and care solution (e.g., information governance, procurement and standards etc...)

The following eligibility criteria apply:

  • ** The scholarships are only available to British nationals domiciled in Scotland for at least the past three years.
    • Students’ nationality is confirmed by the passport held by the student.
    • Some students may be required to provide proof of residency in Scotland.
  • Courses can be taken full-time or part-time.
    • NB! Part-time funding is allocated at 0.5FTE basis, the first half in the first year of study, second half in the second year of study.
  • * In cases where the MSc fee is higher than the available award, the university is expected to waive the excess fee.
    • The scholarship will not cover the whole fee.
    • The excess fee cannot be charged to the student nor charged to a third party.
  • In cases where the MSc fee is less than the available award, the excess sum is intended to go towards supporting the student in their studies, be it, e.g., buying necessary equipment or to fund a conference trip to disseminate their research. It is not meant to be used towards living costs.

 Courses we have previously supported include: 

  • MSc in Digital Health Systems, University of Strathclyde
  • MSc in Digital Health Interventions, University of Glasgow
  • MSc in Digital Health, University of West of Scotland
  • MRes in Digital Health, University of West of Scotland
  • MSc in Primary Care, University of Glasgow
  • MRes in Design, Health and Care, The Glasgow School of Art
  • MRes in Midwifery and Nursing, Robert Gordon University
  • MRes in Nursing, Edinburgh Napier University
  • MSc in Exercise, Wellness and Coaching, Robert Gordon University
  • MSc in Health Economics for Health Professionals, University of Aberdeen

Dedicated Digital Health and Care masters in Scotland:

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