|Funding for:||UK Students|
|Funding amount:||£16,062 p.a. This scholarship covers the full cost of UK tuition fees and an annual stipend of £16,062. Additional research expenses will also be available.|
|Placed On:||3rd August 2022|
|Closes:||17th August 2022|
Funding provider: Swansea University and Millfield School
Subject areas: Sport and Exercise Sciences, Performance Science, Strength and Conditioning, Youth Development
Project start date:
Dr Richard Metcalfe (Swansea University)
Professor Liam Kilduff (Swansea University)
Professor Melitta McNarry (Swansea University)
Dr Mark Waldron (Swansea University)
Dr Scott Drawer (Millfield School)
Mr Steve Perkins (Millfield School)
Aligned programme of study: PhD in Sport and Exercise Science
Designing training practices that provide an age and playing level appropriate, engaging bio-psycho-physical stimulus is central to the successful development and retention of youth talent and long-term retention in sport. Despite the importance of practice design, and the considerable hours invested by players and coaches in the implementation of such practices, little is known about the relative effectiveness of different practices for developing youth talent. This collaborative PhD will examine the bio-psycho-social responses to typical practice designs and their long-term implications for the development of physical characteristics, technical execution and decision-making in youth football. The PhD will comprise three themes:
In summary, this PhD seeks to systematically understand the impact of modern coaching practices on long term development in youth football. It is expected that the tools and knowledge generated through this PhD will significantly advance an under-developed area of research, and have significant impacts on training practice and policies in youth talent development academies across sports on a national and international scale.
Other Important Information:
Candidates must normally hold an undergraduate degree at 2.1 level (or Non-UK equivalent as defined by Swansea University) in Sports Science or similar relevant science discipline.
The aligned course standard entry requirements can be found at –
English Language requirements: If applicable – IELTS 6.5 overall (with at least 5.5 in each individual component) or Swansea recognised equivalent.
Due to funding restrictions, this scholarship is open to applicants eligible to pay tuition fees at the UK rate only, as defined by UKCISA regulations.
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