Research Studentships and Fees only bursaries
If you are an enthusiastic high achieving student looking to undertake a Full Time PhD in an exciting research environment, then join us.
Full time Postgraduate Research Studentships are available across all faculties within a wide range of research areas starting in October 2013. Faculties including areas of research and centre are listed at the bottom, but applicants may also submit their own proposals for consideration.
Each studentship will have a stipend of £13,726 per annum (paid monthly) plus UK/EU Tuition Fees paid for a period of three years, with the exception of the Faculty of Arts, Environment and Technology which are offering fees only bursaries.
Potential applicants should review the University’s regulations here, prior to making an application. Applicants should also read the specific terms and conditions of the studentships here.
The Closing date for applications is 7th June 2013
Research Studentships and Fees only bursaries available
Centre for Active Lifestyles
- The effectiveness of Persuasive Technology on changing physical activity and health-related behaviours
- Delivering community-based physical activity programmes to benefit ‘Hard-to-Engage’ male populations
- Understanding how the environment, including access to food outlets and opportunities for physical activity and lifestyle behaviours influence obesity
- An investigation into the effects of protein intake and types of protein on functional performance, physical activity levels, and body composition
Centre for Diversity Equity and Inclusion
- Sport, black women and the body
- Shades of Dark Leisure: An ethnography of liminal spaces, liquid modernity and resistance
- The role and value of Community Sport Development in the UK
- Whose mega events…Whose culture? Mega-events, spatiality, culture and ‘race’
- Women living alone: Exploring new forms of gendered leisure
- Feminism, gender and physical education
- Young people’s experiences of, and opportunities for, physical education and sport in the post-Olympic/Paralympic era of austerity and change
Centre for Sport Coaching and Physical Education (SCoPE)
- Women’s experience of Sports coaching
- The experiences of young disabled people within physical education and sport coaching; Implications for programmes and professional practice
- Impact of the EPPP on player development in youth Academy football: what works for players, coaches and key stakeholders, in what circumstances, and why?
Centre for Social and Educational Research across the Life Course (SERL)
- The experiences of migrant children in the UK: perspectives and experiences
- Sociocultural insights into how emergent bilingual learners employ their silenced mother tongue to negotiate their learning both in and outside of UK primary schools
International Centre for Research in Events, Tourism and Hospitality (ICRETH)
- Le Tour of Yorkshire: Cycling tourism, performativity, identity and leisure cycling subcultures
- New models of destination management delivery: An exploration of increased reponsibility from the private sector
- Events as a community regeneration good
- Community festivals and public art: Catalysts of civic participation?
- Music festivals as tools for behavioural change: a development of social marketing ideas
Centre for Sport Performance
- An exploration of athletes’ experiences, perceptions and behaviours in response to performance expectancies depicted in the media
- Physiological changes at high altitude; Hormonal imbalance and hydration status
- Optimisation of performance and immune system though nutritional supplementation in rugby league players
- Socio-cultural conditions surrounding elite and aspiring sportspeople’s use and avoidance of performance enhancing drugs
- The effects of dietary intervention strategies on adaptation to extreme environmental exposure
YHA and Leeds Metropolitan University joint PhD BursaryDefining and Evaluating YHA experiences
Faculty of Arts, Environment & Technology
Faculty of Business & Law
Centre for Retail Excellence
Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
Essential Information - Please read before applying
Entry Qualifications for Admission
Applicants for registration for a Studentship/Fees only bursary will be expected to hold a good first degree, in some areas relevant professional experience will also be taken into consideration. Potential applicants should also submit a strong research proposal that demonstrates:
- Qualifications, expertise and experience relevant to undertaking study for a PHD
- Knowledge of the subject area that will allow the development of a focussed line of enquiry
- Knowledge and understanding of research methods appropriate to undertaking a PhD in your chosen area of research
- Clarity on the original contribution that the completed PhD will make to the body of knowledge in the relevant research literature
- Scale and scope of the proposed research in terms of delivery within the three year studentship.
If you are an international student in receipt of a research studentship you will be paid the monthly stipend but will be liable and be charged the difference between the rate for Home/EU and International tuition fees, applicable to the year and subject. The tuition fee will be charged annually throughout the period of the Studentship and be subject to annual increases.
50% of the difference must be paid prior to our University issuing a Certificate of Acceptance of Study (CAS). A CAS will be needed when applying for a VISA. International students are advised to refer to the UKBA regulations on studying in the UK.
International students should also look at the guidelines for Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) where your course requires it.
English Language Qualification
If your first language is not English, the University will require evidence that you have the necessary language skills to fulfil the requirements of the award. You will need to provide evidence of a minimum International English Language Testing System Grade 6.5 (IELTS 6.5) with no individual sub-score below 6.0 or equivalent for all research awards.
Start date and Induction
The start date of the studentship is October 2013. Successful candidates will have to attend a compulsory induction at the beginning of October (Friday to Sunday) here at Leeds Metropolitan University.
Length of Studentship and commitment required
Each studentship is for a period of 3 years full time study subject to satisfactory progression. Students are expected to spend approximately 37.5 hours a week working on their research degree, limited teaching commitments may be included in this. Please refer to the section on Opportunity for teaching experience. We expect students to be located close to the University.
Each studentship (with the exception of the AET fees only bursaries) will have a bursary of £13,726 per annum (as a monthly payment). UK/EU fees of £3828 will also be paid.
Fees only bursaries
The Faculty for Arts Environment and Technology are offering eight fees only bursaries. The University will pay the Home tuition fee only. Potential applicants are encouraged to ensure that they give careful consideration to their living expenses during their period of study.
Opportunity for teaching experience
All PhD students will be expected to take advantage of the opportunity to engage with some teaching experiences in an area of their expertise. The maximum amount of teaching related activity that a student could be expected to undertake is 6 hours per teaching week for each semester. Teaching related activity would include preparation of teaching materials, delivery of seminars, practical, tutorials and lectures as appropriate to the expertise and experience of the student.
Part of the Research Culture
We expect postgraduate research and students holding studentships to be an integral part of the research culture of the university, contributing to seminars and conferences, perhaps to other projects, and generally engaging in the exchange of ideas. Associated with this, all research students undertake a research training programme.
All potential applicants will have to attend an interview in July. The interviewing panel’s decision is final.