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  Master by Research in Partnership with Manchester City FC's CITC - Supporting community sport coaches to transform lives through developing and deploying key interactional skills

   Musculoskeletal Science and Sports Medicine

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About the Project

This is a fantastic opportunity to study for a one-year funded Master's by Research project in partnership with Manchester City FC’s, City in the Community Foundation.

Project details

This funded Master's by Research position is based within Manchester Metropolitan University's Institute of Sport in partnership with Manchester City FC’s City in the Community (CITC) Foundation. The successful candidate will conduct in-depth, impactful research into the intra- and inter-personal dynamics, challenges, and social skills that delivery staff (i.e., sport coaches) need to successfully enact CITC sport and physical activity programmes focused on health, education and social justice.

This unique project provides applicants with the opportunity to undertake an original programme of applied research by working closely with staff at CITC, programme participants and affiliated partners. Core to the project’s focus is addressing issues of social (in)justice for marginalised young people. Recruitment of a student who can be respectful of, and demonstrate empathy towards, individuals from underrepresented communities is essential for this position. You must be passionate about working within a multidisciplinary team to support coaches in developing and deploying interactional skills needed to transform lives and positively shape society. The successful candidate will have experience of conducting qualitative research, preferably in an applied sport setting.

The project's anticipated start date is October 2022, with interviews likely to be held on 12 August 2022.

About studying at Manchester Met

The Institute of Sport at Manchester Metropolitan University provides a vibrant, ambitious and outstanding environment for postgraduate researchers. We offer excellent learning and research spaces within our new £27M state-of-the-art facility in the heart of Manchester.

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Funding Notes

The tuition fees* for the project are funded by Manchester Metropolitan University and CITC (approx. £5,000).  The recruited student, however, will be required to fund their living expenses.  You can apply for Government Postgraduate Masters Loans to help with living costs (up to £11,836) and/or you could look to secure part-time work**.
*Home fees are covered. Eligible overseas students will need to make up the difference in tuition fee funding where funding is available.
**The recruited student will have the opportunity to apply for any part-time work that may arise at CITC.

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