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PhD Scholarship Sport & Exercise Science

Canterbury Christ Church University - School of Human & Life Sciences

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Canterbury
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: £13,000 yearly stipend, as well as £500 annually for conferences and events
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 17th April 2019
Closes: 31st May 2019
Reference: REQ00631

Sport & Exercise Science PhD Scholarship: Isometric exercise training and resting blood pressure

The School of Human & Life Sciences are inviting applications for one funded full-time scholarship in the area of isometric exercise training and resting blood pressure management. Applicants should have the minimum of a good honours degree (2:1 or above) in a relevant discipline and are required to complete the university PhD application form, references and provide a CV.

The School of Human and Life Sciences seeks to harness and integrate insights from fundamental, applied and social sciences to improve the conditions of human living. It has approximately 75 academic staff and 15 professional service and technical support staff providing innovative multi-disciplinary science and social science education across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to over 1400 students. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, the majority of the School's submitted research was assessed to be world leading and internationally excellent. 

The PhD proposal should focus upon developing current knowledge and understanding of the effects of isometric exercise training upon resting blood pressure. Candidates are encouraged to provide a clear research question and aim(s) in their application and consider the research design in terms of its feasibility and suitability in relation to the application/proposal submitted.  

The scholarship includes payment of fees and a GBP 13,000 yearly stipend, as well as GBP 500 annually for conferences and events. The supervision team will be academics from the school with a background in this area of research. The successful candidate will have access to the university Graduate School facilities.

Candidates selected for interview will be expected to deliver a 15 minute presentation on their PhD proposal outlining the research questions and proposed research design.

Application Process

Please click here for details of the application process:

(Instructions to apply are provided below)

Under the heading 'Apply now for your research degree' click on the PhD/MPhil heading.

You will see an application form and a referees form.

Referees Form - Two academic referees must provide an assessment of your academic ability and email the reference on the form provided to by the application deadline.

Proposal form - complete the proposal form - upload form during application (through the portal).

Submission Process:

1)   Click on the Portal button 

2)   Select 'apply for a course' 

3)   Select Year of Study 2019-20

4)   Keyword search 'sport and exercise science'

5)   Select PRHPDSPRTSC - 1CAOC MPhil/PhD Sport and Exercise Science

6)   Follow instructions on portal

Deadlines for applications for this studentship: Friday 31st May 2019 noon. 

Short listed candidates will be invited to attend for interview at the Canterbury Campus during the week of 24th - 28th June 2019. 

Please note that applications must be made via the link and instructions above and not via the vacancies page.

For further questions on the scholarship, proposal or application process please contact Dr Jim Wiles on

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