Fully Funded PhD - Advanced Data Techniques

  • Leeds Beckett University
  • 21st July 2019

Employer: Leeds Beckett University, Carnegie School of Sport
Reference: CARRSC01
Bursary: 23,009+ fee waiver
Contract: Fixed term


Enhancing the Use of Data in Professional Rugby Union via Advanced Data Science Techniques - fully funded PhD by Bath Rugby and Leeds Beckett University.
The PhD studentship will have an enhanced bursary of 23,009 per annum (pro-rata into 12 monthly payments) plus UK/EU/International Fees paid initially for a period of four years.

Leeds Beckett University and Bath Rugby are looking to recruit a highly motivated individual to join the newly established research team within the Performance Department at Bath Rugby.

Founded in 1865, Bath Rugby is one of the oldest clubs in existence, and they have a rich history in both the English and European game. The club has a clear vision regarding its ambition to establish itself as a high performing organisation both on and off the field and a consistently successful team at the highest level of the game in both England and Europe. Bath Rugby are committed to the development of their people and their infrastructure to underpin this future success, and the function of research and applied science in shaping the direction of the Performance Department is an area of growth and investment.

The quality of Carnegie School of Sport research is evident in the outstanding results achieved in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, where we ranked 2nd nationally when accounting for both research quality and the number of contributing staff (Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism). The Institute for Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure delivers international research excellence through its University Research Centres. The Carnegie Applied Rugby Research (CARR) centre undertakes high quality applied research with international and national governing bodies, and a range of professional sports teams, supporting 25 PhD students and a range of postdoctoral research staff.

The research department at Bath Rugby has been established to innovate and drive current and future practices with a high level of scientific rigour. This is a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic and high-achieving individual looking to undertake a PhD in a vibrant research and professional sporting environment, alongside a number of other PhD students.

Applicants are encouraged to discuss their proposals and the project with Project Lead Dr. Gregory Roe g.roe@leedsbeckett.ac.ukgreg.roe@bathrugby.com

Package description

The studentship will have: An advanced stipend of 23,009 paid monthly (amount conditional as offered) and exempt from UK Income Tax and National Insurance.
Tuition fee waiver.
Length of Studentship: The PhD studentship is for a period of 4 years full-time study. Annual renewal will be subject to satisfactory progress.
Start date and Induction
The start date of the studentship is October 2019. The successful candidate will attend a compulsory induction at the beginning of February at Leeds Beckett University.

Vacancy website address https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/carnegie-school-of-sport/research/bath-rugby/

Vacancy email address: researchadmissions@leedsbeckett.ac.uk 


BASES stands for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. BASES is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK.



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