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PhD Fully Funded ESRC Wales Graduate School for the Social Sciences (WGSSS) Studentship in Sport and Exercise Science Pathway

Swansea University - Sport and Exercise Science

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Swansea
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: £18,622 p.a. this scholarship covers the full cost of tuition fees and an annual stipend at UKRI rate (currently £18,622 for 2023/24), additional research expenses will also be available
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 23rd November 2023
Closes: 12th January 2024

Funding providers: ESRC Wales Graduate School for the Social Sciences (WGSSS) and Swansea University

Subject areas: WGSSS ESRC studentship Sport and Exercise Science pathway

Project description: 

This studentship is an ‘open’ award. Applicants must approach a potential supervisor before submitting their application to confirm that there is appropriate supervisory capacity within the University and to discuss their draft application. Information on the research interests of our staff can be found on the Swansea University webpages.

Research in the field of Sport and Exercise Science at Swansea is conducted by three related research groups. These groups will give you a good idea of the sort of research that is being undertaken at Swansea, and may in turn help you to develop a research proposal in the area of economics and/or the social sciences. 

Duration of study: 

The duration study is dependent on prior research experience and training needs which will be assessed by completing an Initial Development Needs Analysis (Initial DNA) at the application stage and a Full DNA prior to award if successful.  

Duration of study may vary from 3.5-4.5 years, full time (or part time equivalent) dependent on your prior research experience.  

Swansea University, in conjunction with colleagues in the WGSS, will undertake an assessment of the successful applicant’s training needs and work with them to tailor the training they are offered to meet their research needs. This might take the form a full master's course, or might be comprised of individual courses designed to enhance skills required for their chosen area of study. 

Eligibility

To receive ESRC studentship funding, you must have qualifications or experience equal to an honours degree at a first or upper second-class level, or a master's from a UK academic research organisation.   

Students with non-traditional academic backgrounds are also welcome to apply. 

WGSSS studentships are available to home and international students. 

Please visit our website for more information on eligibility.

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