Postgraduate Studentship Scheme

Our Postgraduate Studentship Scheme provides a fantastic development opportunity, enabling you to complement your postgraduate study with important real-world research within a paid position at Hartpury. We have a limited number of positions at one time, making this a much sought after opportunity.

The competitive programmes - offered across our research specialisms of sport and exercise sciences, equine performance and animal welfare - will enable you to develop specialist subject knowledge and skills, as well as gain experience and transferable skills for the world of employment. Recent graduates have progressed into lecturing, academia, performance analysis, senior coaching and sponsorship roles.

Available studentship positions will be advertised below, please note that studentships are not available all year round.

Masters' research assistant studentships (part-time, two-years)

These research assistant positions are two-year term-time contracts of 15 hours a week, providing students with the opportunity to work alongside their studies.

We have currently have two positions available in equine and sport.

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PhD studentships (full-time, three years)

These roles are three-year contracts, providing an opportunity to get paid to undertake an important piece of research whilst achieving a PhD. Successful applicants will complete a full induction programme and receive ongoing continuing professional development opportunities throughout the year.

We currently have two positions available.

Sport: assessment of fatigue and recovery profiles in well-trained females.

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Equine: investigating the effect of rider weight on back kinematics in healthy sport horses.

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