PhD Studentship: Sociology of Sport and Gender

The University of Hertfordshire is the lead research institution for the International Working Group on Women and Sport (IWG) 2022-2026.  This doctoral programme would contribute to the evaluation of progress in the international women and sport movement in the 30 years since the establishment of the IWG in 1994.

Overview

  • Qualification type: PhD
  • Subject area: Sociology of sport and gender
  • Location/Campus: Home/de Havilland
  • Start date: 1 April 2023
  • Closing application date: 12 February 2023
  • Duration of Contract: three years
  • Hours: Full-time

Project outline

The University of Hertfordshire is the lead research institution for the International Working Group on Women and Sport (IWG) 2022-2026, and also manages the Women in Sport High Performance pathway (WISH) supported by Olympic Solidarity.

This project presents a unique and exciting fully-funded opportunity to lead on research aligned with the work of the IWG and WISH to drive positive change for women and sport globally.

Specifically, the doctoral programme will evaluate progress in the international women and sport movement aligned with the gender equity strategies and goals of the UNESCO Fit for Life programme and International Olympic Committee (IOC) to contribute to understanding and progress in the movement.  The WISH and IWG programmes provide access to key stakeholders for data collection, and dissemination of findings will be aligned with IWG activities which will include the presentation of a progress report in 2024 to coincide with 30 years since the establishment of the IWG and the Paris Olympic/Paralympic Games.

Supervisors

  • Principal Supervisor name & email: Professor Elizabeth Pike, e.pike@herts.ac.uk

Entry requirements

  • A first-class or upper-second undergraduate degree in a relevant subject (essential)
  • A Masters degree in a relevant subject or equivalent (essential)
  • Knowledge of the international women and sport movement (essential)
  • Experience in international women and sport (desirable)

Eligibility

This opportunity is open to all appropriately qualified candidates.

How to apply

Please send:

  • a completed application form
  • two academic references
  • copies of qualification certificates and transcripts
  • certification of English language competence (minimum IELTS 6.5 or equivalent) for candidates for whom English is not their first language.

Please send completed applications to the Doctoral College at doctoralcollegeadmissions@herts.ac.uk, using the following format in the email subject line: “Institute of Sport_PhD bursaries_YOUR NAME”.

For enquiries regarding research degrees at the University of Hertfordshire, please email Lynette Spelman at doctoralcollegeadmissions@herts.ac.uk. Mrs Spelman can also answer general queries on the application process.

For enquiries concerning this bursary and the Institute of Sport, please email Professor Elizabeth Pike at e.pike@herts.ac.uk.

Funding information

This opportunity is open to UK citizens fully funded.

Non-UK citizens are eligible but would have to pay the additional costs for an international scholarship.

Amount

  • £17,668 stipend p.a.
  • £5,590 PhD fee waiver p.a.
  • £1,000 bench fees p.a.