Free open Job in Wales Sport integrity and Governance Tool at Swansea University

Swansea University – Sport and Exercise Sciences

*This scholarships is part funded by the Welsh Government’s European Social Fund (ESF) convergence programme for West Wales and the Valleys.*

Swansea University is a UK top 30 institution for research excellence (Research Excellence Framework 2014), and has been named Welsh University of the Year 2017 by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. 

The robustness and sustainability of sport at an elite level is predicated on its integrity. This has been seriously challenged globally by recent events at IOC, FIFA and other major international bodies. The aim of this study is to develop a sport integrity toolkit that will enable Welsh sports organisation to understand and evaluate risks concerning  (inter alia):

  • Match manipulation and competition management
  • Doping and supplements
  • Illicit drugs and alcohol
  • Illegal gambling and match fixing
  • Abuse of prescription and other medications.

The toolkit will be a useful policy tool to develop good governance practice in relation to integrity threats.

Scholarships are collaborative awards with external partners including SME’s and micro companies, as well as public and third sector organisations. The scholarship provides 1 year of funding with a 6 month period to complete the thesis. The achievement of a postgraduate skills development award, PSDA, is compulsory for each KESS II scholars and is based on a 60 credit award.


Essential Criteria

Academic requirements: Candidates should have a 2.1 or above in their undergraduate degree, a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science or a related subject.

Residency criteria: Candidates should be eligible for UK/EU Fees.

Additional Funding Information
The studentship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a stipend. The bursary will be limited to a maximum of £11,358 p.a. dependent upon the applicant’s financial circumstances.

There will also be additional funds available for research expenses.

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