Graduate Teaching Assistant

University of Kent - Sport and Exercise Sciences

The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences is delighted to be able to offer two Vice Chancellor’s Research Scholarships for new PhD students starting in the academic year 2018/19:

  • The scholarships cover full home/EU fees plus a maintenance grant and a salary which will total an amount equivalent to that offered by the Research Councils for 2018;
  • The scholarships will be offered for one year in the first instance, renewable for a maximum of three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance;
  • The scholarships are administered under the Graduate Teaching Assistantship Scheme. Further details, terms and conditions can be found at:
  • Recipients of these scholarships will be expected to undertake roles including demonstrating/seminars/tutorials, supervision, mentoring/tutoring, highly moderated marking, answering student enquiries on behalf of the module leader, and escalating these to the module leader, where necessary.
  • The competition for these scholarships is open to UK, EU and overseas fee-paying students. Please note that overseas students must have the appropriate documentation to evidence eligibility to work in the UK. Further information can be found at:  


Vice Chancellor’s Research Scholarships will be awarded to outstanding applicants able to demonstrate a high level of academic achievement, excellent communication skills, and the potential to make a strong contribution to their chosen field of research.

Candidates must: 

  • Hold a good honours degree (First or 2.1) or a Master’s degree at Merit or Distinction in a relevant subject or equivalent;
  • Have a high-quality research proposal;
  • Have excellent communication skills, both written and oral, suited to undergraduate teaching.

Fields of study

For information on the fields of study please see our website:

How to apply 

All completed applications received by 5pm (UK time) on 4th February 2018 will be considered for all funding opportunities for which they are eligible. Therefore, separate applications are not required. 

  • Submission of a KentVision application for a PhD place in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Kent including:
  • The name of the proposed supervisor (this should be agreed with the relevant staff member prior to submission)
  • A transcript of degree undergraduate and postgraduate marks to date and certificate, if completed
  • A completed application form which can be downloaded from our website.
  • The names and email addresses of two academic referees. References must also be received by 5pm (UK time) on 4th February 2018. Please leave a suitable amount of time for your referees to respond to the reference request which is sent automatically upon submission of the PhD application in KentVision. If an alternative submission method is needed, referees can send their letter of recommendation directly to the SSES Postgraduate Coordinator via their professional email account.
  • A current CV
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