The School of Education is pleased to offer two PhD studentships in the Institute of Sport, Physical Education and Health Sciences. The studentships are available from November 2010 for 3 years and each offers an annual award of £13,590 in addition to payment of Home/EU fees for 3 years from the start date of the studentship.
Research projects will be in the following areas: socio-cultural aspects of sport; any area of sports and exercise science; or any area of physical activity and health.
The successful candidates will undertake research in line with the agreed project and will also undertake a small amount of teaching and will participate in the activities of the Institute.
To be considered for these studentships, applicants should hold a a good first degree (First Class, Upper Second Class or equivalent), or a higher degree (e.g. taught/research Masters) in a sports-related subject field such as sports studies, sport management and sport and exercise science, or a social science discipline such as sociology or a natural science such as physiology. A working knowledge in both qualitative and quantitative research methodology would be advantageous.
Previous experience in working with young people or sports people is desirable.
The studentships will be awarded broadly on the basis of academic merit, in line with the criteria above. Offers of these studentships will be conditional on the candidates receiving an offer of admission for PhD study on a full-time basis within the Moray House School of Education.
The deadline for the SPEHS studentships was 12 noon on Friday 24 September. Applications will be reviewed and shortlisted candidates invited to attend for interview within 3 weeks of the closing date.
For further details please contact Dr John Sproule, Head of Institute of Sport, Physical Education and Health Sciences.
This article was published on Oct 14, 2010