Closing date: 21 June 2019

Start date: October 2019

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

The AYP-Abertawe project aims to integrate currently used data capture methods to inform Swansea Council’s strategic priorities for Health, Well-being and Physical Activity. 

Phase 1 will integrate currently separate data collection methods, namely, health and fitness (Fitness Fun-day), well-being, lifestyle and behaviour (CHAT), physical education and sport participation (School Sport Survey). This phase will offer Swansea Council with evidence on: i) geographical trends; and, ii) gender trends across the Borough. Phase 2 will evaluate the effectiveness of the follow-up activity sessions led by the AYP department in primary schools across Swansea. This will be achieved through qualitative observations, interviews with teachers and Gower College students and focus groups with children. This phase will see partners collaborate and co-produce to improve children’s health, well-being and physical literacy.

Scholarships are collaborative awards with external partners including SMEs and micro companies, as well as public and third sector organisations. The scholarship provides 1 year funding with a 3 month period to complete the thesis. The achievement of a postgraduate skills development award, PSDA, is compulsory for each KESS II scholar and is based on a 30 credit award.

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Administrative Contacts & How To Apply

Applicants are strongly advised to contact Professor Gareth Stratton regarding information on the area of research by email (

To apply:

  1. Complete the KESS II Participant Proposal Form 2019-20
  2. Complete the KESS II Supplementary Form
  3. You will also need to provide copies of the following documentation:
  • Degree certificates
  • References
  • CV
  • English language certificate (if required)
  • All supporting documentation as detailed in Section C of the KESS II Participant Proposal Form

Please return both application forms and supporting documentation to the KESS office at the address stated on the KESS application form (original ink signatures only).

For any other queries, please contact:

The deadline for applications is 4pm 21 June 2019.

Entry Requirements

Candidates should have a 2.1 or above in their Sport Science undergraduate or a related subject. They should also be eligible for UK/EU Fees (see–Advice/Fees-and-Money/Wales-fee-status for more information). 

We would normally expect the academic and English Language requirements to be met by point of application. For details on the University’s English Language entry requirements, please visit –

For more information on eligibility criteria please refer to section C of the KESS II Participant Proposal Form.

Any queries relating to Section C – Eligibility, please contact

Funding Notes

The studentship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a stipend. The bursary will be limited to a maximum of £11,702 p.a. dependent upon the applicant’s financial circumstances as assessed in section C point 4 on the KESS II Participant Proposal Form. 

There will also be additional funds available for research expenses.

Funding Information

Application Deadline:

21 June 2019

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