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Carnegie School of Sport Funded PhD Studentships in Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure

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The Carnegie School of Sport is offering a number of 3-year full-time PhD studentships in Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure to start in October 2017. The award covers the standard UK stipend (£14, 553 in 17/18; pro-rata into 12 monthly payments and exempt from UK Income Tax and National Insurance) and tuition fees (EU/UK fees only).

The PhD Studentships available include a range of exciting research projects spanning our four Research Centres in the Institute for Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure. The interdisciplinary and applied nature of much of our research means that students work on challenging problems and have significant opportunity to develop new and valuable skills.

We are seeking highly-motivated and enthusiastic students who will fully engage in the dynamic and vibrant research environment in the Carnegie School of Sport. The quality of the Carnegie School of Sport research is evident in the outstanding results achieved in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, where we ranked 2nd nationally when accounting for both research quality and the number of contributing staff (Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism).

The specific projects to apply to are:

Centre for Active Lifestyles
• Exercise interventions in early rheumatoid arthritis: From physiological responses to training interventions (Reference: Carnegie AL1)
• Exercise and nutritional interventions to improve appetite regulation, body composition and muscle function in older adults (Reference: Carnegie AL2)

Centre for Diversity Equity and Inclusion
• An examination of the role of grassroots football clubs, projects and communities in instigating positive social change for Refugees and Asylum seekers (Reference: Carnegie DEI1)
• Challenging heteronormativity, homophobia and transphobia in PE: learning from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth (Reference: Carnegie DEI2)

Centre for Sport Coaching and Physical Education
• Exploring the place and meaning of physical education and sport in the lives of care experienced young people (Reference: Carnegie SCOPE1)
• In pursuit of coaching excellence: the long-term development of Triathlon coaches in the UK (Reference: Carnegie SCOPE2)

Centre for Sports Performance
• Movement efficiency and muscle-tendon function in the cycling and run legs of the Olympic distance Triathlon (Reference: Carnegie SP1)
• Performance and development characteristics of elite youth female soccer players (Reference: Carnegie SP2)

To apply and for further details on each of the projects please follow the process online here.

Interviews for the studentships will take place the week commencing 17th July 2017

Further information on our research degrees can be found at

For all enquiries regarding the application process please contact
[email protected]
Telephone: +44 (0)113 81 25375.

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. It is available to citizens of a number of European countries (including the UK). In most cases this will include all EU nationals. However full funding may not be available to all applicants and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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