Sport Science: Fully Funded MSc by Research at Swansea: Impact of the ‘super-agers’ project
- Full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a stipend
- 22 November 2019
Fully Funded KESS II MSc by Research Scholarship: Building communities and changing identities: Qualitative evaluation of the impact of the ‘super-agers’ project on older adults and community social dynamics.
This scholarships is part funded by the Welsh Government’s European Social Fund (ESF) convergence programme for West Wales and the Valleys.
Start date: January 2020
Bridgend County Borough Council is the lead partner in delivery and evaluation of the “Super-Agers” project that has been awarded funding from the Healthy and Active Fund (funded by Sport Wales, Welsh Government and Public Health Wales). The primary aim of the project is to enhance the physical wellbeing of older adults in the Cwm Taf Morgannwg area through engagement in physical activity. Central to the project approach is the empowerment of older adults to enable them to lead activity initiatives within their community, during and after completion of the project, facilitating sustainable individual behavioural and community change.
The work to be carried out in the proposed studentship project will supplement and extend the existing qualitative element of the funded project and will employ qualitative methods to provide an in-depth, longitudinal exploration of older adults’ experiences of building physically active communities, its meaning and impact on these older adults.
The aim of the research will be to produce evidence on which to base recommendations for delivering similar projects within other Partnership groups and communities.
Scholarships are collaborative awards with external partners including SME’s 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 Sports and Exercise Science or a related subject. They should also be eligible for UK/EU Fees.
We would normally expect the academic and English Language requirements to be met by point of application. For details on the University’s English Language entry requirements, please visit our website.
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The studentship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a stipend. The bursary will be limited to a maximum of £11,702 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 support are not eligible for Postgraduate Master's Degree loan.
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