Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences PhD Studentship

University of East London
November 27, 2022
Offerd Salary:£18,062
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Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences PhD Studentship

Location: Other Post Type: Full Time Closing Date: Sunday 27 November 2022 Reference: PHD001R2022

Funding amount: £18,062 (per annum stipend)

The East London Sport Talent Pathway (ELSTP) working in conjunction with Sport England

The University of East London (UEL) invites applications from highly qualified and motivated students for a full-time PhD studentship starting in January 2023. The studentship provides full tuition fees, a generous stipend, and research costs as appropriate to the field of research. UEL are currently engaged in a large Sport England funded project with the goal of diversifying the athlete and coach talent pipeline in the U.K. The PhD candidate will work alongside a project lead and support officer to add robust evaluation (quantitative and qualitative) and capture the full scope of the outcomes from the project.

The PhD Studentship is in the department of applied sport and exercise sciences (ASES) with the successful applicant being based at the University's Docklands campus. The ASES department is an innovative academic community that supports the local community with over 70% of their student population representing those from an African, Asian, Caribbean, or other non- white ethnic group. We are responsible for delivering high-quality research that is impact-led, intellectually stimulating, and highly socially relevant in order to give back to our community.


The studentship will cover fees for a period of three years with a maintenance allowance of £18,062 per annum, inclusive of research costs as applicable to the project. The candidate will be expected to register in January 2023.


Applicants should have a 1st class, upper second class or international equivalent honours degree in a relevant subject and an appropriate master's level qualification. Evidence of undertaking a practical, primary research project is essential. Applicants must have excellent communication skills and a very high level of written and spoken English. Where English is not the applicant's first language, a minimum IELTS Academic English score of 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in all components is required.

UEL is committed to opening career pathways in research for people from under- represented communities and as such we particularly welcome applicants who identify as Black, Asian, and minority ethnic, and people from the geographic communities in which UEL is located.

The holder of the studentship will be expected to:

  • Engage fully with local stakeholders and work collegiately as part of the ELSTP team
  • Complete their doctoral studies and submit their dissertation within 3 years.
  • Prepare papers for submission to peer-reviewed journals.
  • Participate in and contribute to research activities of the School and activities relevant to their sponsors.
  • Application Process:

    Candidates wishing to express their interest should send though to HSB PGR Admin ( the following:

  • Academic CV
  • 1000 word research proposal based on the PhD title to include: 1) a summary of the extant literature and 2) areas for future research
  • The closing date for expression of interests is 27 November 2022.

    Interviews will take place on 07 December 2022.

    Additional Information

    The project will be require a large scale scoping exercise followed by the completion of three studies which will largely be based on qualitative methodologies. The project requires the successful candidate to engage effectively with coaches and athletes who may be from disadvantaged and marginalized communities in East London.

    We welcome applications from a diverse range of students and are happy to receive enquiries (Dr Richard Buscombe;

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