Research course

Sport and Exercise Sciences

ARU (Anglia Ruskin University) · Faculty of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

  • MPhil or PhD with progression from MPhil: You’ll need a Bachelor degree or equivalent with first or upper second class honours, in a related subject area.
  • PhD: You’ll need a Master degree or equivalent in a related subject area.

Please note we consider candidates for PhD with progression from MPhil in the first instance. If you want to be considered for direct entry to the PhD route then this can be discussed at interview if you are shortlisted. Please note you’ll also need to provide academic justification for this request.

Months of entry

January, April, September

Course content

Pursue original research in physiology, psychology, biomechanics or coaching/pedagogy, in highly-equipped surroundings with an innovative, expert team.

The Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences brings together expertise in physiology, psychology, biomechanics and coaching/pedagogy within the School of Psychology and Sport Science.

Specialists from these disciplines collaborate on projects within four broad categories: athlete performance; recreational-based sport and exercise; health-based exercise; judo-based research.

Within this innovative and highly productive research environment we can provide you with supervision in a wide range of research topics, in well-equipped surroundings.

We host research seminars, conferences and workshops to aid knowledge-sharing and you’ll be part of a supportive postgraduate community encompassing many specialisms.

As an indication of activity within the department, here’s a brief overview of our current research projects:

  • Nitrate and VO2
  • Bicarbonate and VO2
  • Stroke volume and menstrual function
  • Visual search and anxiety in sport
  • Visual impairment and adaptive gait
  • Mobile multivariable physiological monitors and sporting performance
  • Temporal analysis of lightweight women's Judo
  • Understanding the coach-athlete relationship

In addition to our Sport and Exercise Sciences PhD, we've also identified a range of innovative research project opportunities for you as a postgraduate researcher.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    36-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    part time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

ARU Applicant Enquiries Team