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Fully Funded KESS II MSc by Research Scholarship: Evaluation of Partnership Working Across South Wales

Swansea University - Sports Science

Location: Swansea
Salary: £11,702 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 17th May 2019
Closes: 21st June 2019

Fully Funded KESS II MSc by Research Scholarship: Evaluation of Partnership Working Across South Wales, Regional Partnership Boards, Public Service Boards and the Criminal Justice Board to enhance effectiveness of community well-being interventions 

Start date: October 2019 

*This scholarships is part funded by the Welsh Government’s European Social Fund (ESF) convergence programme for West Wales and the Valleys.*

This is a joint project between Swansea University and the South Wales Police & Crime Commissioner's Office.

Across South Wales, Regional Partnership Boards, Public Service Boards, and the Criminal Justice Board work in ways to benefit society and enhance individual well-being. Understanding how to optimise the ways in which these different organisations can work optimally in partnership and share effective practice is important to ensuring the effectiveness of their work. Similarly, understanding how work within one organization or partner within the organization (e.g., Police and Crime Commission) impacts on that of other partners (e.g., Health Board) will help to ensure maximum effectiveness of different initiatives and interventions. Such increased awareness and understanding can then be used to facilitate co-production of goals and plans to achieving common outcomes related to enhancing well-being in society. 

Thus, the proposed project will:

  • Explore partnership working across the following organisations in South Wales: Regional Partnership Boards; Public Service Boards, and Criminal Justice;
  • Evaluate the impact of a Public Health policing approach on outcomes across partner organisations, and;
  • Make recommendations for effective partnership working.

The project will involve a range of research methods including desk based, case study, quantitative and qualitative approaches. 

Scholarships are collaborative awards with external partners including SMEs and micro companies, as well as public and third sector organisations. The scholarship provides 1 year funding with a 3 month period to complete the thesis. The achievement of a postgraduate skills development award, PSDA, is compulsory for each KESS II scholar and is based on a 40 credit award. 


Academic requirements: 

Candidates should have a 2.1 or above in an undergraduate degree of relevance to the subject areas of the project. 

We would normally expect the academic and English Language requirements to be met by point of application. For details on the University’s English Language entry requirements, please visit – 

Residency criteria: 

Due to funding restrictions, this scholarship is open to UK/EU candidates only.

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