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University of Worcester Institute of Sport & Exercise Science PhD Studentship 2017, UK

PhD Studentship: Dementia and Sports reminiscence, memory and nostalgia: Engaging with the cultural dimensions of sport as a means of improving community engagement for people living with dementia.

The Institute of Sport & Exercise Science aspires to develop a national and international reputation for research in related disciplines and areas, embracing all forms of research with a focus on applied research and knowledge transfer. Its Sport, Exercise and the Body Research Interest Groups is a novel collaborative research enterprise that critically explores social issues associated with Sport, Exercise and the Body; to support research that is interdisciplinary, theoretically sound and embedded in empirical evidence; and to increase the appreciation of high quality socio-cultural research.

Research School

The Research School is a focal point for all our research students. It provides:

• day-to-day support for our students, both administrative and practical, through our dedicated team

• a Research Student Study Space with both PCs and laptop docking station

• a comprehensive Researcher Development Programme for students and their supervisors

• a programme of student-led conferences and seminars

Details of the studentship

During the period of your studentship you will receive the following:

• a tax free bursary of £13,863 for a period of 3 years

• a fee-waiver for 4 years

• a laptop

• use of the Research Student Study Space in Research School

• access to the Research Student Support Scheme to cover costs and expenses related to your research

Eligible Country: International

Host Country: United Kingdom

Study Level: PhD

Opportunities: Scholarships

Publish Date: March 17, 2017

Deadline: June 07, 2017

 Discipline: Health, Psychology, Sociology, Sports

Person specification


Applicants should have or be able to evidence:

• (or expect to receive) preferably a MA/MSc in the Sociology or Psycho-social aspects of Sport/Sport Studies/Physical Education fields or a closely related and relevant discipline OR Masters level study in psychology, sociology, dementia studies or a closely related and relevant discipline

• A First or Upper Second (2.1) Honours Degree with a relevant social science background such as Psychology, Sociology, Sport Studies or Physical Education, or, a closely related and relevant discipline such as Public Health or Education

• Proficiency in oral and written English;

• Computer literacy;

• Ability to take initiative on the project and organise and meet deadlines;;

• Good interpersonal skills;

• Ability to work independently and contribute to a team;

• A high level of commitment and an enthusiastic approach to completing a higher research degree

• Experience in the use of qualitative and quantitative research skills and methodologies within psycho-social/psychological/sociological /health domains

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