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  Teacher - pupil health and well-being and the role of schools in enhancing both

   School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

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  Dr J Stirrup, Prof L Cale  Applications accepted all year round  Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Project

Project details

The wellbeing of pupils and teachers is currently a significant educational policy priority within and beyond the UK. Increasingly, teachers are held responsible for the wellbeing of their pupils. Coupled with this, there is a heightened recognition that some children experience emotional difficulties, with greater responsibility placed on schools to help pupils develop ‘inner resources they can draw on as a buffer when negative or stressful things happen’ (DfE, 2016, p19). Similarly, research suggests many teachers report low levels of wellbeing due to work (Education Support, 2019).

Such findings have led policy makers to place an increased responsibility on schools to support the wellbeing of their teachers (Hinds, 2019, Ofsted, 2019). In light of this, the focus of this project is twofold, firstly it will look to explore the association between teacher and pupil wellbeing and secondly will go beyond this to better understand the role schools play in enhancing both.

Entry requirements

Our entry requirements are listed using standard UK undergraduate degree classifications i.e. first-class honours, upper second-class honours and lower second-class honours. To learn the equivalent for your country, please choose it from the drop-down below.

Entry requirements for United Kingdom

Applicants will need to hold, or expect to gain, at least a 2:1 degree (or equivalent) in Sport and Exercise Science, Sport Science, Physical Education and Coaching or a related subject. A relevant Master’s degree will be an advantage. Experience of work within a school/education context is desirable.

English language requirements

Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. Fees are reviewed annually and are likely to increase to take into account inflationary pressures.

How to apply

All applications should be made online. Under programme name, select School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences. Please quote the advertised reference number: SSEHS/JLS in your application.

To avoid delays in processing your application, please ensure that you submit the minimum supporting documents.

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Funding Notes

UK fee: £4,596
International fee: £25,100

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