Research course

International Centre for Sports History and Culture

De Montfort University · School of Humanities

Entry requirements

For MPhil or MPhil/PhD, applicants normally have at least a 2:1 honours degree from a British University or equivalent academic or professional qualifications. Additionally, PhD applicants normally have a UK Masters degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area, which should have been awarded within five years prior to application.

Months of entry


Course content

The International Centre for Sports History and Culture is staffed by internationally renowned historians of sport and recreation with wide ranging interests in many aspects of sport and related fields. Recent PhD subjects have included; sport and disability; the Olympic Movement; women's football; and the international migration of soccer players.

Department specialisms

Research interests include: the question of sport and national identity; the history of leisure; class, culture and sport; sport and the media.

Information for international students

International qualifications may also be acceptable.

Fees and funding

AHRC, Employer

Qualification and course duration


full time
36-48 months
part time
48-72 months


part time
24-48 months
full time
12-24 months

Course contact details

Graduate Centre
+44 (0)116 250 6470
+44 (0)116 250 6130