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PhD Partnership Between Birmingham City University and Kidderminster Harriers FC

Some of you may have seen a recent post on Twitter about an exciting opportunity for those of our Members thinking about progressing towards a PhD. Birmingham City University (BCU) is partnering with Kidderminster Harriers FC (KHFC), and has created a 36 month (3 year) fully-funded PhD Studentship starting in February 2019. KHFC is a professional football club currently competing in the National League North and who has a long-term ambition of returning to the Football League.

This PhD Studentship includes a tax-free stipend of £14,777 per year (paid monthly) and tuition fees of £4,260 per year and students may also apply for additional funding to support conference attendance and continual professional development opportunities. The research will investigate physical capabilities, training load and injury risk reduction strategies. The successful candidate will also engage in a work-based learning placement across their three years of study (with regular holiday allowances applied).

Ed Pratt, Chair of The Society of Sports Therapists Communications Group, recently spoke to Dr Peter Thain, Course Leader – BSc Sports Therapy at BCU, about this opportunity and why Sports Therapists should apply. Listen below:

You can view information about the research opportunity at 

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