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Professional Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Bursary

Vacancy Details

Closing Date: 12/15/2023
Date Posted: 11/28/2023
Reference: O263


Professional Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Bursary



A professional doctorate bursary (part-time fees for 1 year - £3625) is being offered as part of a strategic plan to develop impact in sport and exercise settings by the University of Gloucestershire. The professional doctorate involves part-time study, normally alongside current employment, with the student expected to start the Professional doctorate with a new cohort on 1st February 2024. Applications where joint funding from an employer is possible will be strongly considered.


Applications are invited for a one-year part time research bursary to undertake a Professional Doctorate in Sport and Exercise. Candidates would be expected to propose a research project that will make a significant impact in working environments and within organisations. Applications based within the Sport and Exercise cluster research themes would be welcomed:


-        Human Movement Dynamics

-        Injury Prevention and Coaching Practice

-        Sport, Exercise and Wellbeing in Society



We would welcome applications from individuals who have a Masters degree (or equivalent) in a related subject area (e.g., coach education, sports science, exercise science, philosophy, physical activity and well-being, strength and conditioning, sports therapy, physiology, biomechanics) and interests or experiences in:


·       Significant industry experience

·       Demonstrable interests in applied work with the intention on creating change

·       Experience of working with external partners.

·       Familiarity of quantitative and qualitative data analysis including use of Excel and SPSS

·       Previous demonstrable experience in applied real world settings


Applications should be e-mailed directly to before 11pm on the closing date and should include the following:


·       Current CV


·      A 2 page (maximum) supporting statement detailing your applied experience and a brief research proposal focusing on the impact of the research.


For further information about the nature of the Professional Doctorate please contact either Dr Emily Ryall ( ) or Professor Mark De Ste Croix ( (Course Leaders for the Professional Doctorate in Sport and Exercise)


Closing date for receipt of applications: 15th December 2023


Professional Doctorate will start on 1st February 2024.

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