Funded MSc by Research Studentship: Assessing the Health Economics of a Home-based Exercise Programme in Obese Adults

University of Hull

Place: University of Hull, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Life Sciences (Sport, Health and Exercise Science and Biomedical Science)

Qualification type: MSc by Research
Location: Hull
Funding for: UK Students
Funding amount: Maintenance (£9,000 for one year, plus 1 year UK/EU tuition fees paid)
Start Date: March 26th 2018
Duration of award: 1 year
Award type: MSc by Research

The MSc project advertised is funded by the East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group and University of Hull to determine the economic cost of running a novel resistance and walking exercise programme we have developed and currently running in obese individuals prior to bariatric surgery. The intervention is aimed at improving body composition, strength/power, psychological factors/quality of life and functional abilities. The project will investigate the economic factors (e.g. cost of equipment/exercise specialists time etc. vs. the perceived and actual physiological, psychological and social benefits of the programme) to determine if the programme is economically viable on this small scale and assess the potential to upscale to both a regional and national level.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a First or upper Second Class UK honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline such as Economics or related discipline. A knowledge/experience of Health Economics is desirable together with relevant research experience.


The studentship will cover the tuition fees at the UK/EU rate only and provide a bursary of up to £9,000 p.a. for 1 year.

How to apply

Please complete the online application form 

Alternatively, for more information please contact: Dr Rebecca Vince ( or Phil Marshall (

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