MSc by Research (Funded) Opportunity: Physical Activity and Primary School Interventions - Children’s Health & Exercise Research Centre (CHERC)
Posted: Tue, 28 May 2019 17:59
The University of Exeter's College of Life and Environmental Sciences, in partnership with Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership (SASP) is inviting applications for a MSc by Research studentship to commence in September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. For eligible students the studentship award will cover UK/EU tuition fees and an annual tax-free stipend of £1,600 for 1 year full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would be based in the Children's Health and Exercise Research Centre in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the St Luke's Campus in Exeter.
Currently, many children in the South West of England fail to achieve the recommended minimum amount of daily physical activity. This MSc by Research project will support a student to work closely with several primary schools in Somerset in order to understand the perceptions of pupils, teachers and parents regarding physical activity in early life, and to explore ways in which activity can be delivered in the school setting. This project also includes a focus on the role physical activity might have on mental health, cognitive function and outcomes related to academic achievement.
This project would require a student with previous behavioural, physical activity, exercise science or paediatric exercise science experience. They should also enjoy working with children and have a keen interest in health and well-being. The student will work in CHERC with Professor Craig Williams and Dr Bert Bond. The project will run in collaboration with Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership (SASP), who are providing funding for the evaluation of the field based work and analysis.
This award provides annual funding to cover UK/EU tuition fees in full and a tax-free stipend of £1,600. You may be interested to apply for a Postgraduate Master's Loan https://www.gov.uk/masters-loan which would be paid over 2 years for the full-time programme.
The studentship will be awarded on the basis of merit for 1 year of full-time study to commence in September 2019. The collaboration with the named project partner is subject to contract.