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. 

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We are global

Essex is a university with an international outlook. Depending on where you're coming to us from, we may have scholarships or bursaries to support your studies with us, as well as information about open days we're holding in your country.

See our country-specific pages

NHS Learning Support Fund

Students starting an eligible healthcare course in autumn 2020 can apply for additional support under the NHS Learning Support Fund.

Funding amounts

Funding consists of up to £5000 for eligible students each academic year. An additional payment of up to £3000 may be awarded to students who are focusing on a particular healthcare specialism or region that struggles to recruit, or who need assistance for childcare costs.

Eligible courses

Students are eligible for this funding for a range of healthcare courses, including physiotherapy.

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 studentship - Upscaling therapeutic community gardening as a green social prescription for the treatment of mental ill-health

The proposed interdisciplinary PhD will explore strategies for upscaling therapeutic community gardening as a green social prescription for the treatment of mental ill-health in the UK.

We welcome applications from candidates with a science background, and experience of research design and quantitative and/or qualitative statistical analysis.

Title: Upscaling therapeutic community gardening as a green social prescription for the treatment of mental ill-health

Based in: School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences (in collaboration with the Department of Government).

Deadline: 18th July 2022


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PhD studentship - Validating a simple measure for assessing the health of an individual’s gait

This funded PhD studentships aims to create a ‘gait health’ assessment tool to assess intervention success, fall risk and track pathology progression.

We welcome applications from candidates with a background in sports and exercise science, biomechanics, mathematics, engineering, or computational statistics.

Title: Validating a simple measure for assessing the health of an individual’s gait

Based in: School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences (in collaboration with the Department of Mathematical Sciences).

Deadline: 18th July 2022


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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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