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EBED supports bridge PhD; candidate wanted

EBED are excited to have partnered with University of Stirling, and British and Irish Bridge Unions, to provide funding for a 3 year PhD Studentship (fees plus living expenses) for the first ever PhD in the Sociology of Bridge - Bridging the Gap: An Exploration of Transitions in Play through the Lifecourse.

A suitable PhD candidate is sought. They would ideally have a masters, or an excellent undergraduate degree, preferably within the social sciences or a related discipline. No knowledge of bridge is required.

Bridge is one of the world’s most widely played, stimulating and challenging card games that requires skill, concentration and practice. Understanding what drives individuals to take up bridge and what keeps people playing across the lifecourse is at the heart of this PhD studentship. Bridge provides a contemporary example to understand the role of a mind sport in developing social capital and well-being through community participation at different ages.

For more information please click here, or see here for full details and to apply.

Queries about the position should be sent to Prof. Samantha Punch - s.v.punch@stir.ac.uk