School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

PhD opportunities

Funding opportunities

Postgraduate studentships are available from a variety of government, charitable and industrial sources, and close collaborations exist with industry and research institutes both in the UK and internationally.

Funding sources for our current PhD students are:

  • Sports organisations: e.g. English Institute of Sport, England and Wales Cricket Board. 
  • Medical and health charities: e.g. Arthritis Research UK, British Heart Foundation
  • Industry
  • University Studentships (see below)
  • Overseas Government funding e.g. Science without Borders in Brazil
  • UK government research councils e.g. ESRC Midlands Graduate School

Students are welcome to apply with their own funding for PhD study (pre-defined projects in Performance, Lifestyle and Participation), either through use of personal funds or by securing funding from third-party organisations (employer, government scholarship, industry, charities etc.). Further information on funding, bursaries and studentship for PhD study can be found here.

Our current funded studentships in Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences are listed here:

An examination of the role of sports-based solutions in addressing food poverty and in promoting healthy eating behaviours.

Challenging the rulebook - Mini-CDT: Beyond the binary: The critical issue of gender and sport in a changing world.

Changing teams - Mini-CDT: Beyond the binary: The critical issue of gender and sport in a changing world.

Dietary modification of the gut microbiota: implications for human metabolic disease.

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The first playing field - Mini-CDT: Beyond the binary: The critical issue of gender and sport in a changing world.

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The mechanics of hamstring muscle function during maximal velocity sprinting: enhancing performance and improving injury prediction, prevention, and recovery strategies PhD

Information about all Loughborough University funded studentships can be found here.