Value of award
100% ofÂ UK/EUÂ tuition fees paid and annual living expenses ofÂ Â£14,057. Successful international candidates will be required to make up the difference between the UK/EU fees and international fees.
Number of awards
Start date and duration
April 2016 for 3 years
Interested in clinical exercise research? This PhD project will explore the role of residual pancreas beta-cell function on the health benefits of exercise for people with diabetes.
This research will be examining how residual beta-cell function, and endogenous insulin secretion, influences metabolic, inflammatory and vascular changes with exercise in people with diabetes. A range of exercise physiology and biochemistry methods will be employed. The successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to work across themes in both the Diabetes Research Group andÂ Movelab, within the Institute of Cellular Medicine.Â Â
Newcastle University, Institute of Cellular Medicine
Name of supervisor(s)
Dr D West, Professor E Stevenson, Professor M Trenell
You must have, or expect to achieve, a 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a subject relating to exercise science, including: Sport and exercise science, biomedicine and nutrition. A further qualification such as an MSc or MRes is advantageous.
The award is available to UK/EU and international applicants. If English is not your first language, you must have IELTS 7, with at least 6.5 in the written component, or equivalent.
How to apply
You must apply through the Universityâ€™s online postgraduate application system. To do this please â€˜Create a new accountâ€™.
Only mandatory fields need to be completed. However, you will need to include the following information:
- insert the programme codeÂ 8300FÂ in the programme of study sectionÂ
- select â€˜PhD in the Faculty of Medical Sciences â€“ Cellular Medicineâ€™Â as the programme of studyÂ
- insert the studentship codeÂ CL089Â in the studentship/partnership reference fieldÂ
- attach aÂ covering letter andÂ CV. The covering letter must state the title of the studentship, quote the studentship reference codeÂ CL089Â and state how your interests and experience relate to the projectÂ
- attach degree transcripts and certificates and, if English is not your first language, a copy of your English language qualifications.
For further details, please contact:Â
Dr Daniel West, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University
Email:Â [email protected]; tel: +44 (0) 191 2087076