Applications are invited for an ESRC-funded SGSSS Collaborative PhD studentship within the Physical Activity for Health Research Centre at Moray House School of Education. This is a fully funded studentship, providing UK/EU fees and a stipend for eligible candidates. The scholarship will be undertaken full-time over a 3- or 4-year period working in collaboration with the external partner Paths for All. Applications from MScgraduates in a related area are particularly welcome, but we will also consider students with 1st or 2:1 classification in a related undergraduate degree. Dependent on qualifications and experience applicants may be eligible for appointment to either the +3 pathway (direct to PhD enrolment) or 1+3 doctoral pathway (includes a 1 year MSc).
Applicants would normally have an UG degee in a relevant area with a clasification of 2:1 or above (or the non-UK equivalent) and/or an appropriate MSc degree (or near completion) with normally a minimum of 60% for both the dissertation (when applicable) and the overall programme mark. Substanial and demonstrable research and professional experience will also be considered, and applicants will be expected to demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with others (e.g., professional organisations). The research proposal described in the next section will also be used in the selection process in order to assess subject knowledge and academic communication skills. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview via Skype in the week beginning 24th July. Appointment will be subject to satisfactory references and approval by the SGSSS.