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Doctoral Studentship (PhD)

Hartpury University and College

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Gloucestershire
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: £14,000 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 8th October 2021
Closes: 1st November 2021

Interviews: 8th November 2021

Contract Type: Full Time (3 years)

Description of studentship:

Hartpury University is pleased to be offering three fully funded studentship to start on 3rd January 2022.  These studentships will be based in each of the Sport & Exercise, Animal & Agriculture and Equestrian Performance Research Centres.  These are unique and exciting opportunities to become part of vibrant postgraduate community in an idyllic rural setting, with world leading facilities and undertaking impactful cutting-edge research.  University of the West of England is the awarding body for this degree.

Studentships comprise tuition fees at home rates and a stipend of £14,000 per year tenable for 3 years.  Alongside their research projects, successful candidates will be asked (as a condition of their stipend) to deliver up to 7 hours per week teaching or research support within the Department in which the PhD is hosted. 

Areas of Research:

Investigating sleep education for student athletes

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Using technology to enhance dairy cow wellbeing

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A biomechanical investigation of the rider during show jumping

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PhD Studentship Selection Criteria:

The following criteria will be taken into account when considering applications:

  • The strength of your professional and academic profile, as demonstrated through previous study and/or professional experience
  • The quality, invention and viability of ideas relating to the research project you are applying for
  • The contribution you are able to make to the Hartpury research community and your host department, in terms of both research and teaching


  • 2.1 Bachelor’s Degree or Masters qualification in a relevant field
  • GCSE English at grade C or above or IELTS score 7.0 or TOEFL score 600 (or demonstrable equivalent) where English is not your first language


To apply for a PhD studentship you must send the following documents to

  • A curiculum vitae (maximum 3 pages)
  • A covering letter outlining your suitability for the studentship
  • A recent piece of critical writing you have completed (max 3000 words)
  • If English is not your first language, certification of English language qualification

* Please note that by submitting an application you are confirming your availability to attend an interview on 8th November.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.  All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks. 

Hartpury values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
Hartpury’s expectation is that all eligible staff will be vaccinated against COVID-19.

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