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

Our aim is to increase knowledge, skills and experience 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.

Our staff are renowned internationally for the quality of their teaching and research, which has influenced policy and practice around the world. We are ranked 1st in the World for Sport-related Subjects (QS Subject Rankings 2017).

Knowledge gained from our research underpins the teaching and variety of learning experiences offered through the School’s comprehensive range of postgraduate taught and research degrees.

Our staff expertise, combined with on-going investment in buildings, teaching facilities, laboratories and equipment, makes the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences a stimulating, multi-disciplinary environment in which to study.

Our important, cutting edge research regularly sees the School making headlines and appearing on television and radio, such is Loughborough's prominence in the fields of health, sport, exercise and biomedical science.

The establishment of a pioneering sport and exercise medicine centre at Loughborough - one of three regional hubs that, together, form the country's first ever National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine - further cements our reputation at the forefront of these fields.

We have extensive state-of-the-art facilities, 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 research.

Research within the School is classified broadly into three themes: Performance in Sport, Lifestyle for Health and Wellbeing, and Participation in Sport and Exercise.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months


part time
48 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Research Office
+44 (0)1509 226323