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Fully Funded Double PhD Degree Studentship between Carnegie School of Sport and the University of Copenhagen - Understanding Physical Activity Experiences of Older Adults with Spinal Cord Injury

Leeds Beckett University - Carnegie School Of Sport

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Leeds, Copenhagen - Denmark
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: £14,777 bursary per annum (pro-rata into 12 monthly payments) and UK/EU Fees
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 13th September 2018
Closes: 28th October 2018

Carnegie School of Sport is offering a fully funded PhD studentship in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen.

The studentship provides a bursary of £14,777 per annum (pro-rata into 12 monthly payments) and UK/EU Fees paid for a period of three years. We will also support travel to Copenhagen to the value of £500 per year.

It is a requirement that the successful applicant will be based full-time at our Headingley Campus, and will undertake a period of study of at least six months in Copenhagen, across the three years.

Following submission of a PhD thesis and successful completion of a public PhD defence, the student will receive an Award from both universities.

This double degree PhD programme will be jointly supervised by Professor Andrew Sparkes, Dr Toni Williams (Leeds Beckett University) and Dr Adam Evans (University of Copenhagen). This unique collaboration will draw upon, and advance, existing specialisms in the respective university departments and research groups to provide an opportunity for theoretically and substantively ground breaking work.

At Leeds Beckett University, the Carnegie School of Sport delivers international research excellence through the interdisciplinary and applied nature of our work to generate meaningful impact. Similarly, the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sport (NEXS) at the University of Copenhagen is a world-class, research intensive institution (currently ranked 15th globally for sport science in the QS University rankings), including research groups focused upon the study of health and physical activity during later phases of the life course.

The PhD programme: Understanding physical activity experiences of older adults with spinal cord injury.

Before applying, we would recommend any potential applicants contact a member of the supervisory team to discuss the nature of the project in greater detail: Prof Andrew Sparkes (Email:, Dr Adam Evans (Email: or Dr Toni Williams (Email:

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