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.


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. 

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

Departmental studentship: Transformation Leadership and the Ethics of Sports Coaching

This project specifically seeks to investigate the impact of sport coaches’ ethical intentions and actions have on athlete behaviours, cognitions, emotions, and well-being. Given the broad scope of the research, successful candidates may select their particular area of interest within this remit. Bass and Steidlemeier’s (1999) conceptualisation of transformational leadership underpins the research and other relevant theories may be integrated as appropriate. Researchers with experience of qualitative and quantitative methodologies are encouraged to apply; with the resultant methodology selected informed by the research question posed. 

Closing Date: N/A

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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: 28 October 2019

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Faculty studentship: 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: 28 October 2019

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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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