Great Heritage Fund: Fully funded 3 year PhD studentship

Bangor University - College of Health and Behavioural Sciences (CoHABS)

The award

The College of Health and Behavioural Sciences (CoHABS) at Bangor University, supported by its Great Heritage Fund, invites applications for PhD study, through a fully- funded studentship, available to start in October 2018. Proposals for study can be drawn from across the range of research in any of the 4 Schools Healthcare Sciences, Medical Sciences, Psychology, Sports, Health and Exercise Sciences :

Bangor University is a vibrant research-led institution. The College’s research covers a broad range of health, psychological, biomedical, sports, exercise and performance sciences. The quality and depth of this research is evident in the results from the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), with the vast majority of the research and impact cases submitted ranked as 'World Leading' or 'Internationally Excellent'. In the 2014 REF exercise, the CoHABS average GPA (a measure of research quality) of 3.27 across 3 units of assessment saw us ranked 6th in the UK compared with overall institutional GPAs.

Basic science, applied, and clinical proposals will be allowed. However, proposals that involve significant collaboration between Schools, or collaboration with external bodies, will be favoured.


Applications are invited from exceptional candidates with a 1st class or strong upper 2nd Honours degree, or appropriate Master’s degree. The University values diversity and equality and encourages applications from all sections of the community and full or part-time study. The scholarship is open to UK Nationals and EU students who can satisfy UK residency requirements. Proof of English Language Competency (7.0 IELTS min.) will also be needed.

Further information.

These studentships are ‘open’ awards. Applicants should approach a potential supervisor before submitting their application to confirm that there is appropriate supervisory capacity within the University and to discuss proposals. The research interests of our staff can be found on the following School pages:


Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences: Health Sciences: Medical Sciences:

The closing deadline for applications is Wednesday 16th February 2018. Send a completed application form for admission to doctoral study to Dr Richard Ramsey ( Short-listed applicants will be invited to interview, which are expected to take place in March 2018. Successful applicants can expect to hear by mid-April 2018.

How to apply

The application must contain the following documents:

  1. Covering letter: no more than two pages.
  2. Academic / Professional Qualification 
  3. References: two academic reference 
  4. Curriculum Vitae: no longer than two pages.
  5. Research Proposal: a maximum of 1000 words, not including references.

Suggested headings:

  • Title, aims and purpose of the research;
  • Overview of the academic literature relevant to your field;
  • Proposed methodology;
  • Academic contributions of your research;
  • References.

6. Your proposal should also provide the name of your proposed supervisor, with a clear link between your proposed research and their expertise.

General enquiries: For administrative advice about how to apply and eligibility, please contact: Everil McQuarrie (

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