Stellenbosch University has two bursaries for MPhil in Family Medicine students for 2023-2024. The bursaries are dependent on the MPhil student conducting a case study for their research project on how climate change has impacted primary health care, presumably at a specific location in their own country. The bursaries include course fees, research costs and a visit to the University of Ghent in Belgium for research training/supervision. The underlying TEAMS grant is a collaboration between Stellenbosch University and University of Ghent on climate change and primary health care in Africa.
The MPhil also contains course work designed to build capacity in primary care research, leadership, clinical governance, education and training – so ideal for those developing more of an academic career in family medicine or primary health care. You can check out the entry requirements and design of the course on our website Division of Family Medicine and Primary Care (sun.ac.za) As a non-clinical degree, entry is open to all registered health professionals (NQF level 8 and above) that meet the requirements, and not just doctors. The course is almost entirely on-line and via distance learning, with one required visit to Stellenbosch University at the start of the 2-year programme.
If you are interested please let me know and send me your CV as well as a 1-page motivation as to why you should be considered for the bursary. Entries for the MPhil close at end of September and we would like to select the successful bursary holders by early September. So please respond before the 31st August if you are interested.
Please circulate to those that might be interested.