School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences

Scholarships and funding

Supporting your studies

We offer many funding opportunities to support both undergraduate and postgraduate students, including a broad range of University of Essex scholarships.


Search our scholarship finder to see the funding we have for you. Our range of scholarships and bursaries to support talented students ensure we remain accessible to all with the potential to succeed, regardless of financial circumstances.

University of Essex Doctoral Scholarships

Our University of Essex Doctoral Scholarships support talented PhD students pushing boundaries in their field of study.

There are 24 awards in total to be granted across our Science and Health, Social Sciences and Humanities faculties for 2018-19. If you have an excellent academic background and the potential for future achievement then you could be eligible.

PhD studentships

We offer studentships for research students throughout the year. When they are advertised you will find the relevant information on this page or you can contact us with any studentship enquiries.

Current Faculty studentships

The Role of Biodiversity in Promoting and Maintaining Human Health and Wellbeing

Human health and the natural environment are intractably linked; with growing evidence that spending time outside immersed in nature, particularly when undertaking exercise, is beneficial for health and wellbeing. However, the evidence base has taken a mean-field approach to assessing nature, generally assuming that most natural green space is equivalent in terms of health promoting qualities. Ecologically this appears misleading, as the role of biodiversity stocks in regulating the flow of ecosystem services (e.g. health benefits) is highly dependent on the environmental and ecological context under which natural ecosystems exist; simply put, different components of biodiversity provide differing amounts of benefits to society in general, and across different groups within a society. This studentship will explore how different quantities and qualities of biodiversity and the associated differences in structural complexity of ecosystems influence health-related ecosystem service delivery.

Deadline: 13th July 2018

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