Durham University is seeking to recruit postgraduate scholars for the 2018/19 academic year for Women's Soccer.
Having won the National Championship in 2014/15, 2016/17 and 2017/18, we have the strongest University women’s soccer programme in Britain.
The opportunities for our students go beyond the inter-university programme however, as our partnership club - Durham Women FC - compete in the second tier of British Football. Durham Women FC finished 4th in the WSL2 Division this year, ahead of sides such as Tottenham Hotspur. They made the quarter finals of the FA cup this season before being knocked out by Everton FC. This is certainly a great opportunity for soccer players looking to continue their career whilst pursuing a top-class Master’s degree.
*British University Sport eligibility regulations allow the successful candidates to play for the University team regardless of the number of years played in the NCAA.
Masters qualifications are completed in one year in Britain - over 150 world class MA and MSc programmes are available.The successful candidates will receive the following package:
One of the most competitive and attractive scholarships available at UK universities
Access to Durham's Elite Athlete Support programme, including strength and conditioning and physiotherapy
* Candidates can access Federal Aid from the US loans system.
The successful candidates must meet the following criteria:
NCAA playing experience
Undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or equivalent
About Durham University
Durham University, England, is one of the world's leading academic institutions, ranked 74th globally and top 40 for employability. The sporting programme is also exceptional, ranked number one in Britain for team sports, and with leading programmes in over 20 different sports.
This postgraduate scheme is unique in Britain for it's scale and strength of opportunity. We will, for the tenth year in succession, be recruiting up to 100 overseas student athletes to come to Britain to study and compete. We recruit anyone with significant NCAA playing experience. We want to hear from you wherever you are from, with every application being considered on it's individual merits.
This scheme provides you the opportunity to continue to play the sport you love, achieve a world class degree, and also to live in another country: many students will also use the holiday periods to travel around Europe.