School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences

Scholarships and funding

Supporting your studies

We offer many funding opportunities to support undergraduate, masters and postgraduate research students, including a range of University of Essex scholarships for both home and international students.

Scholarships

Our range of scholarships and bursaries to support talented students ensures that we remain accessible to all with the potential to succeed, regardless of financial circumstances.

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Master of Science by Dissertation (MSD) and 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.

PhD studentships

Brain mechanisms underpinning green exercise wellness

This PhD project will combine EEG and TMS with a systematic green exercise program to characterise functional changes in affective brain circuit linked to green exercise.

We will contrast brain affective responses before, during and after green exercise versus indoor exercise. Then, we will characterise the role of the affective brain areas towards functional changes associated to green exercise.

Lead department: School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences (in collaboration with the Department of Psychology)

Closing date: 31 March 2020


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Obesity management: a focus on glucose dynamics, diet and lifestyle

The proposed PhD project will use the personalised measurement and monitoring of physiological data and behaviours related to eating to promote effective and lasting weight loss.

Lead department: School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences (in collaboration with the Department of Psychology)

Closing date: 31 March 2020


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Brain sensorimotor plasticity after knee joint injury in recreational adult athletes

Knee soft tissue injury results in a range of physical and mental issues, from activity limitation and forced retirement to emotional distress. Therefore, knee soft tissue injury represents a considerable burden on recreational adult athletes’ overall health and wellness as well as local healthcare systems’ resources.

This project will employ psychology facilities to characterise sensory and motor cortex changes in recreational adult athletes with knee soft tissue injury, and develop novel clinical interventions that beneficially affect the sensory and motor cortices.

Lead department: School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences (in collaboration with the Department of Psychology)

Closing date: 31 March 2020


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Intelligent wellness and strength training using sensor fusion based approaches

This studentship will research intelligent approaches to exercise training using wearable sensors and digital technologies that will help active individuals, athletes and people living with long term conditions to maximum their training and capacity over time.

Lead department: School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (in collaboration with the School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences).

Closing date: 31 March 2020


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Supervised at-home gait assessment for children with Cerebral Palsy using deep learning and data fusion techniques

This interdisciplinary studentship brings together the expertise of AI and machine learning with rehabilitation science also leveraging practical support from the Paediatric Physiotherapy Unit, Anglian Community Enterprise Community Interest Company.

The project is to develop a portable, marker-less motion capture system consisting of accelerometers and a video camera, and a gait assessment method using deep learning and data fusion techniques to automatically quantify the degree of walking impairment in children with Cerebral Palsy.

Lead department: School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (in collaboration with the School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences)

Closing date: 31 March 2020


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Proficio

Research students at the University of Essex have access to our unique professional development scheme Proficio. Depending on the type of research degree (MSD, MPhil, or PhD) you are taking, you will have access to funding of up to £2500 for training courses, a portion of which is to be used for conference attendance.

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