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Apply: Leeds United Masters By Research

Leeds United Football Club are providing two fee funded Masters by Research in collaboration with Carnegie School of Sport

In this unique opportunity the successful candidates will support the Leeds United Sport Science and Strength and Conditioning Team under the supervision of the Head of Academy and Head of First Team Sport Science.

The Masters aim to examine performance questions in one of the following themes during the 2019/2020 season:

The monitoring of training loads & peak demands of training and matches
Variation in training loads between Academy & First Team
The influence of training and matches on subjective & objective markers of fatigue & recovery
As part of the application process candidates are expected to develop a research proposal aligned to one of the above themes. The specific research questions will then be developed between the successful applicant, LUFC sport science staff and the MRes supervisory team.

The roles will incorporate assisting with pitch based conditioning sessions with various age groups, completing GPS analysis of academy/first team player performances and collection of performance data. The successful applicants will utilise this performance data to support the completion of their MRes project. Contact time on the MRes and with Leeds United Football Club will be no more than 20 hours per week (this may include work at weekends and during unsociable hours). Leeds United Football Club will contribute a fee bursary to cover full MRes fees and additional contributions to travel expenses will be provided.

In addition to the bursary, Leeds United Football Club will provide a number of additional CPD opportunities in conjunction with the clubs own CPD programme, for example at UKSCA workshops. The internship will run from August 2019 to May 2020 with the MRes running until September 2020.

We are seeking highly motivated and enthusiastic students who will fully engage in the dynamic and vibrant research environment offered by the Carnegie School of Sport and the projects at Leeds United. The outstanding quality of our School of Sport research was confirmed in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, where we ranked 2nd nationally when accounting for both research quality and the number of contributing staff (Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism). The School delivers international research excellence through its research centres and strategic research areas. The interdisciplinary and applied nature of much of our research means that students work on challenging problems and have extensive opportunities to develop new and valuable skills.

If you wish to discuss the research in more details or discuss your application with the supervisor please contact Dr Stacey Emmonds on [email protected]


To Apply

Please read this information, complete the application form https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/carnegie-school-of-sport/-/media/files/schools/schoolofsport/lunited19-application-form.docx?la=enand return to [email protected] including your research proposal, scanned copies of your degree certificates (e.g. undergraduate or masters degree certificates) and transcripts, scanned copies of your English language requirements, scanned copies of your passport and previous UK visas if applicable.

The closing date for applications is midnight on 16th June 2019

Following application submission you will be contacted by The Graduate School (Research Admissions)


Tuition fees will be paid by the sponsor

Further information on the Government Master’s Loan scheme can be found herehttps://www.gov.uk/masters-loan/what-youll-get

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