Sports Science: Funded MSc by Research Studentship at Swansea University: Applied research to support, inform and direct S&C and medical practice in a professional Rugby Union team

  • Full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a stipend
  • Deadline: August 31, 2017
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*This scholarship is part funded by the Welsh Government’s European Social Fund (ESF) convergence programme for West Wales and the Valleys.*

Swansea University is a UK top 30 institution for research excellence (Research Excellence Framework 2014), and has been named Welsh University of the Year 2017 by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.

Funded MSc by Research Studentship: Applied research to support, inform and direct strength and conditioning (S&C) and medical practice in a professional Rugby Union team

This project will extend ongoing KESS II-funded collaborative research between Swansea University and Scarlets Rugby. The aims are to undertake applied research to inform and refine current practice regarding the analysis and interpretation of neuromuscular performance asymmetries, and to extend these practices to develop a clearer understanding of the effects of fatigue on neuromuscular performance and asymmetries.

Scholarships are collaborative awards with external partners including small and medium-sized enterprises (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 30 credit award.

Eligibility

Candidates should have a 2.1 or above in their undergraduate degree in Sport Science, Strength & Conditioning, or a related subject. They should also be eligible for UK/EU Fees.

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Benefits

The studentship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a stipend.  The bursary will be limited to a maximum of £11,358 p.a. dependent upon the applicant’s financial circumstances.

There will also be additional funds available for research expenses.

Application

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