Sports Science: PhD Scholarship at Swansea Uni: Sports betting manipulation and athletes' rights

  • Phd
  • Full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a stipend
  • 31 May 2019

Subject areas: Sports Science

Start date: July 2019

Project description: Applications are invited from suitably qualified to study for a fully funded PhD.

Applications are welcome in the broad fields of sports integrity, focussing on one or more of the following topics:
¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Sport competition and sports betting manipulation (otherwise referred to as ‚Äúmatch-fixing‚ÄĚ);
·        Athletes’ rights in sports, especially employment rights.

Applications can be for theoretical or qualitative empirical studies or a combination of both. Proposals that offer an interdisciplinary approach from the social science disciplines (e.g. sociology, law, politics, history) are especially welcome. 

Project supervisors: Dr Andy Harvey and Professor Mike McNamee


Candidates should hold or expect to achieve a minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1) and/or a master’s degree or equivalent, in a relevant subject (law, sociology, philosophy, politics, history or any combination of these and other social science disciplines). Candidates who possess a postgraduate degree (i.e. MSc / MA) in a related subject area would be particularly welcome.

Experience of working in the field of sports would be an advantage. Experience of undertaking qualitative research is desirable.

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

The scholarship covers the full cost of tuition fees and an annual stipend for UK/EU candidates but tuition fees only for international candidates.


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UK/EU candidates: The scholarship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees and an annual stipend of £14,296.

International candidates: The scholarship covers the full cost of tuition fees only.

There will be additional funds available for research expenses.


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