Sports Betting Manipulation and Athlete’s Rights PhD

  • Employer Swansea University School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
  • Town / City Swansea
  • Job Type Full-time
  • Salary £14296 per annum
  • Closing Date 31/05/2019
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College Of Engineering Centenary Phd Scholarship: Sports Betting Manipulation And Athletes’ Rights

Start date: July 2019

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to study for a fully funded PhD.

Applications are welcome in the broad fields of sports integrity, focusing on one or more of the following topics:

  • Sport competition and sports betting manipulation (otherwise referred to as “match-fixing”)
  • Athletes’ rights in sports, especially employment rights

Applications can be for theoretical or qualitative empirical studies or a combination of both. Proposals that offer an interdisciplinary approach from the social science disciplines (e.g. sociology, law, politics, history etc) are especially welcome.

Project supervisors: Dr Andy Harvey and Prof Mike McNamee

Eligibility

Qualifications: Candidates should hold or expect to achieve a minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1) and/or a master’s degree or equivalent, in a relevant subject (law, sociology, philosophy, politics, history or any combination of these and other social science disciplines). Candidates who possess a postgraduate degree (i.e. MSc / MA) in a related subject area would be particularly welcome.

Subjects: Law, sociology, philosophy, politics, history or any combination of these and other social science disciplines.

Experience/other skills & qualities required: Experience of working in the field of sports would be an advantage. Experience of undertaking qualitative research is desirable.

Funding: 
UK/EU students: The scholarship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees and an annual stipend of £14,296.
International students: The scholarship covers the full cost of tuition fees only.

There will be additional funds available for research expenses.

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