Sports & Exercise Science: Fee Only Master's by Research Scholarship: the Effect of Time Restricted Eating on Thermoregulation (RS644)

  • DeadlineDeadline: 27 June 2024
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Closing date: 27 June 2024

Funding provider(s): Swansea University 

Subject area(s): Sport and Exercise Science  

Project start date(s)1 July 2024 

Supervisors: Dr Mark Waldron; Dr Shane Heffernan; Dr Rachel Churm; Professor Julien Periard; Dr Brad Clark  

Aligned programme of study:Masters by Research in Sport and Exercise Science (1 year) 

Mode of study: Full-time  

Project description: 

This Master's Research project presents a unique opportunity for an individual to investigate the effect of time restricted eating on thermoregulation. 

The aim of this project is to develop an understanding of how switching to specific time restricted eating patterns from a typical circadian diet affects parameters of thermoregulation.  

The successful candidate will work closely with the supervisors in a laboratory environment to characterise the physiological changes that occur when exposed to a hot environment across short transitional periods of time restricted eating.   

For more details please see here:

Entry Requirements

Candidates must hold (or be on-track to be awarded the degree in early July 2024) an UK Bachelor degree with a minimum of Upper Second Class in Sport and Exercise Science or a closely related discipline, or an overseas Bachelor degree deemed equivalent to UK Bachelor (by UK ECCTIS) in Sport and Exercise Science or a closely related discipline and achieved a grade equivalent to UK Upper Second Class honours – see country specific qualifications.

English Language: IELTS 6.5 Overall (with no individual component below 5.5) or Swansea University recognised equivalent. Full details of our English Language policy, including certificate time validity, can be found here. 

Due to funding restrictions, this scholarship is open to applicants eligible to pay tuition fees at the UK rate only, as defined by  UKCISA regulations. 


The scholarship covers the full cost of UK tuition fees only (currently £4,712).

Some funding is available to support necessary training and the research budget. 

How To Apply

To apply, please complete your application online with the following information:

  1. Course choice – please select Sports Science/ MSc by Research / Full-time / 1 Year / July

    In the event you have already applied for the above programme previously, the application system may issue a warning notice and prevent application, in this event, please email where staff will be happy to assist you in submitting your application.

  2. Start year – please select 2024
  3. Funding (page 8) –
  • ‘Are you funding your studies yourself?’ – please select No
  • ‘Name of Individual or organisation providing funds for study’ – please enter 'RS644 - Time Restricted Eating'.

*It is the responsibility of the applicant to list the above information accurately when applying. Please note that applications received without the above information listed will not be considered for the scholarship award.

One application is required per individual Swansea University led research scholarship award; applications cannot be considered listing multiple Swansea University led research scholarship awards.

We encourage you to complete the following to support our commitment to providing an environment free of discrimination and celebrating diversity at Swansea University: 

As part of your online application, you MUST upload the following documents (please do not send these via e-mail). We strongly advise you to provide the listed supporting documents by the advertised application closing date. Please note that your application may not be considered without the documents listed:

  • CV
  • Degree certificates and transcripts (if you are currently studying for a degree, screenshots of your grades to date are sufficient)
  • A cover letter including a ‘Supplementary Personal Statement’ to explain why the position particularly matches your skills and experience and how you choose to develop the project.
  • Two references (academic or previous employer) on headed paper or using the Swansea University reference form. Please note that we are not able to accept references received citing private email accounts, e.g. Hotmail. Referees should cite their employment email address for verification of reference.
  • Evidence of meeting English Language requirement (if applicable).
  • Copy of UK resident visa (if applicable)
  • Confirmation of EDI form submission (optional) 

Informal enquiries are welcome; please contact Dr Mark Waldron (

*External Partner Application Data Sharing – Please note that as part of the scholarship application selection process, application data sharing may occur with external partners outside of the University, when joint/co- funding of a scholarship project is applicable.

Who is eligible to apply?

Due to funding restrictions, this scholarship is open to applicants eligible to pay tuition fees at the UK rate only, as defined by UKCISA regulations. 

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