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.

Alternatively search our scholarship finder to see the funding we have for you. 

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.

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

Faculty studentship: Enhancing recovery from domestic abuse

This project will be an examination of using the green exercise activities of wilderness therapy and care farming for improving the health, wellbeing and resilience of survivors of domestic abuse (umbrella term). 

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

Closing date: 7 May 2019


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Faculty studentship: 'Nothing about us without us': Working with disabled people to identify accessible and inclusive ways of evaluating their participation in sport and physical activity

The aim of this project is to develop and test an accessible and inclusive toolkit to assess the physical activity and associated health benefits of people with a disability. This can then be used by researchers, practitioners and policy makers.

Lead department: School of Health and Social Care (in collaboration with the School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences)

Closing date: 7 May 2019


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Faculty studentship: Using sport as a vehicle to enhance communication skills in young people diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

The purpose of the present research is to examine the use of sport as a vehicle to enhance communication and social interaction skills in children and young people diagnosed with ASDs.

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

Closing date: 7 May 2019


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Faculty studentship: Strength training in pulmonary rehabilitation 

The project aims to explore the clinical application of strength assessment and training in pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) settings in the UK.

Lead department: School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences (in collaboration with the School of Health and Social Care)

Closing date: 7 May 2019


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Faculty studentships: Wearable sensor-based rehabilitation exercise assessment platform for use in stroke rehabilitation

The main motivation of this project is the need for an effective post-stroke rehabilitation system that provides provide 24/7 assistance to stroke survivors as well as healthcare providers at home or in hospital environments.

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

Closing date: 31 May 2019


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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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If you're one of our graduates, studied abroad with us, or have a spouse or partner studying here as a full-time international student paying overseas fees, we'll give you a loyalty discount of up to 33% on the tuition fee for your first year of postgraduate study at Essex.

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