Entry requirements

Applicants are normally required to have at least a 2:1 degree at undergraduate level, or a Master's degree.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

The school and its research institutes are internationally renowned for their research excellence, carried out in collaboration with external bodies including industry and national charities. Sports facilities include an international-standard athletics stadium with all-weather floodlit surfaces. There are fully equipped laboratories for advanced research in biomechanics, skill acquisition and exercise physiology.

The School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences is a large, vibrant international research community of approximately 90 members of academic staff and more than 120 students studying for an MPhil or PhD. Our aim is to to increase knowledge in Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences through internationally excellent research in the themes of Performance, Lifestyle and Participation. We have extensive links and research contracts with industry and education partners as well as with sport and health organisations.

The School has extensive state-of-the-art facilities, including the new National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine, which span a range of disciplines: physiology, nutrition and biochemistry; psychology; human biology; sports policy and management; physical activity and health; biomechanics; physical education. You will have access to these facilities and learn the most advanced skills and techniques in order to conduct leading edge research.

Department specialisms

Physical Education; Pedagogy; Sport Policy and Management; Sport and Exercise Nutrition; Exercise Physiology; Sport and Exercise Psychology; Biomechanics; Sociology of Sport; Physical Activity and Health.

Information for international students

UK-equivalent degree plus English language qualification of IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 600/250 required.

Fees and funding

BBSRC, EPSRC, charities, industry, university.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
60 months


part time
36 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Research Office
+44(0)1509 228292