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.
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.
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.