Sport/Exercise Sciences: Fully Funded MSc by Research at Swansea: Sport as a crime prevention tool

  • Master
  • Full cost of tuition fees and an annual stipend
  • 28 May 2021
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Sport and Exercise Sciences: Fully Funded KESS II MSc by Research Scholarship: A scoping audit of the use of sport and physical activity as a crime prevention tool across Police Forces and Police and Crime Commissioners in Wales

Start date: July 2021

There are various strategic areas where sport is used as a prevention method, such as violence prevention units and in youth crime (criminal justice system). However, these initiatives vary across the different policing regions of Wales and there is not currently a comprehensive pan Wales picture available that captures these initiatives. Importantly, these initiatives are yet to be rigorously evaluated for their effectiveness.

The aim of this project is threefold:
  • Conduct an audit of investments in sport and physical activity initiatives by the Police Forces and Police and Crime Commissioners in Wales;
  • Gather best practice across all Forces in conjunction with the National Board, and,
  • Interpret the latest Insight and its relevant value to communities in Wales.

Findings from the project will help shape future strategy regarding the use of sport and physical activity in the area of crime prevention in Wales.

The project will be implemented under the auspices of the Welsh Institute of Physical Activity, Health and Sport (WIPAHS) and in partnership with the Policing in Wales Board.

Scholarships are collaborative awards with external partners including SMEs and micro companies, as well as public and third sector organisations. The scholarship provides 1 year funding with a 3 month period to complete the thesis. The achievement of a postgraduate skills development award, PSDA, is compulsory for each KESS II scholar and is based on a 40 credit award.


Candidates should have a 2.1 or above in their undergraduate degree in Sport and Exercise Science or a related subject.

They should also be eligible for UK Fees.

We would normally expect the academic and English Language requirements to be met by point of application. For details on the University‚Äôs English Language entry requirements, please visit ‚Äst

For this scholarship students must also have:
  • a home address in East Wales (details below)\* at the time of registration and enrolment
  • the right to take up paid work in the East Wales Area\* on completion of the scholarship

East Wales \* area covers: Vale of Glamorgan, Cardiff, Newport, Monmouthshire, Powys, Wrexham and Flintshire


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The studentship covers the full cost of UK tuition fees, plus a stipend. The bursary will be limited to a maximum of £11,819 p.a. dependent upon the applicant's financial circumstances.

There will also be additional funds available for research expenses.

Please note that students receiving KESS II EAST support are not eligible for Postgraduate Master's Degree loan.


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