Sport Sciences/Data Analytics: Fully Funded Swansea University and EIS PhD Scholarship

  • Phd
  • Full cost of UK tuition fees and an annual stipend
  • 11 February 2022

Sport Sciences/Data Analytics: Fully Funded Swansea University and English Institute of Sport PhD Scholarship: The application of advanced data analytics techniques to high performance sport

Funding providers: Swansea University and English Institute of Sport

Subject areas: Sport Sciences/Data Analytics

Project start date:

  • 1 April 2022 (Enrolment open from mid–March)


  • Dr Neil Bezodis and Professor Huw Summers
  • Industrial advisors- Chris Bailey and Dave Thomas
  • Research advisors- Professor Liam Kilduff, Professor Paul Rees, Dr Sean Walton and Dr Daniel Archambault

Aligned programme of study: PhD in Sport and Exercise Sciences

Mode of study: Full-time

Project description:

This project will develop and apply advanced data analytical and visualisation techniques to impact the practice of the UK’s Olympic sports. This will involve the interaction between academics working in Sport and Exercise Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, and leading practitioners from the English Institute of Sport (EIS) working directly with some of the UK’s most successful sports’ National Governing Bodies. In recent years, greater instrumentation and monitoring has led to a dramatic increase in the volume of data which aims to quantify different aspects of sporting performance. However, much like in many aspects of wider society, this increase in data collection has often superseded the rate at which practitioners have been able to understand and interpret the meaningfulness of the data and the potential application and communication of its findings. By applying advanced data analytics and visualisation techniques from a range of disciplines, this project will enable the critical features of complex sporting systems to be identified, translated into meaningful insight, and ultimately applied to potentially impact elite sporting performance.

Please note: interviews for those applicants shortlisted will take place on Friday 25 February 2022.


Candidates must have a minimum of an upper 2.1 degree in Sport and Exercise Sciences, Computer Science or other relevant discipline or non-UK equivalent as defined by Swansea University. A master's degree in Sport and Exercise Sciences (Biomechanics), Data Analytics, Computer Science or other relevant discipline is desirable.

English Language requirements: If applicable – IELTS 6.5 overall (with at least 5.5 in each individual component) or Swansea recognised equivalent. Details on the Swansea University English Language entry policy can be found here.

Due to funding restrictions, this scholarship is open to applicants eligible to pay tuition fees at the UK rate only, as defined by UKCISA regulations.


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This scholarship covers the full cost of UK tuition fees and an annual stipend of £15,609.

Additional research expenses will also be available.


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