Fully Funded PhD Scholarship in UK 2015

The multidimensional effect of supervised moderate exercise training on musculoskeletal function and health-related quality of life in age-related sarcopenia.Full Description: This award would cover full tuition fees and a monthly maintenance grant each year for a maximum of three years of full-time doctoral study (subject to evidence of satisfactory progress and periodical review as deemed suitable by the supervisory team).

Successful candidates will also be expected to help with some light teaching (no more than six hours per week) as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA).

Please note: As the successful candidates will undertake a PhD through full-time study there will be an expectation for you not to take an external commitment or job during the duration of the PhD studies. The only work that the candidates will be permitted to undertake is the GTA role for providing teaching support.


Candidates should have or expect to achieve:

  1. A Masters degree with Distinction from a UK university OR;
  2. A Masters degree with Merit from a UK university, including a Distinction grade for the Dissertation [or equivalent] OR;
  3. An equivalent qualification from outside of the UK – equivalency to be judged by Liverpool Hope’s Registrar.
    Where an applicant holds a Masters Degree from a UK university that does not offer awards with Merit, Liverpool Hope’s Registrar will confirm that the profile of marks satisfies or exceeds our requirements.
    Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are prerequisites of any successful application. International applicants must produce appropriate TOFEL or IELTS score. Please refer to International Unit website at hope.ac.uk/internationalfor more information.


Prospective applicants are advised to contact the relevant faculty member, i.e. Principal Investigator (PI) named on the Eligible Project listed overleaf to informally discuss their application before submission.
Eligible applicants should apply via the Online Application System located on our applicant web pages at
www.hope.ac.uk/research/postgraduateresearch – please refer to the ‘Apply Now’ tab.

The deadline for full applications is midnight on Wednesday 16th September 2015.
Please note: The standard deadline for October 2015 Doctoral applications has passed; applications for the 2015 Vice-Chancellor’s PhD Scholarships will need to select the January 2015/16 entry date option, but you will be considered for October 2015.

Expression of Interest is a formal stage of the online application – students applying should insert the following statement only: ‘2015 Vice-Chancellor’s PhD Scholarships’. Applicants are advised to do this at the earliest opportunity as the full application form is not released until this stage of our application process is complete.

Applicants will be able to upload copies of official academic achievements in undergraduate degree classification and master degree award, plus copies of official transcripts of all degree subjects taken, proof of English fluency (for non native English speakers only). Written sample of no more than 3,000 words will be required to demonstrate the applicant’s skills as a researcher and/or shows skills in organising and presenting research findings. Please see the attached guidelines.

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Vacancy Email Address: researchdegrees@hope.ac.uk

PhD Studentship

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Locations Liverpool Hope University

Deadline 16 September 2015