Research course

Physical Education and Sports Studies

Institution
Newman University · Department of PE and Sports Studies
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

PE/Sport related 2.1 degree or equivalent.

MPhil / PhD PE and/or Sport Science

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

The Physical Education and Sports Studies subject area is among the most active and successful research groups at Newman University. There is a strong research ethos within the subject area with a highly committed team of early career and more experienced researchers. All staff are encouraged and supported to pursue research in line with the institutional strategy.

The scholarly work of this enthusiastic research team involves a range of topics related to physical education and sports studies. In recent years, this research has resulted in a range of outcomes including publications in peer-reviewed journals, chapters in edited books and presentations at international conferences. The research group has established collaborative research initiatives with academics from other universities, local authorities, businesses, and national governing bodies of sport.

Department specialisms

Children's physical activity, health and well-being, Lifestyle and health habits of children and adults, Physical exertion and its impact on sports performance, Physical activity, body fatness and body image, Factors influencing officiating in sports events, The effects of competition and audience on performance, Curricula issues in teacher training in P.E.

Information for international students

International credit-based course linked to European Credit Transfer Scheme. Degree verification can be obtained from NARIC (National Academic Recognition Information Centre) on UK 0870 9904088 or email info@naric.org.uk Further information can be obtained from their website www.naric.org.uk. English language proficiency certificate required.

Fees and funding

Self-Funded.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

MPhil

part time
48 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Paul A Ryan
Email
info.sportsstudies@newman.ac.uk
Phone
0121 4761181 ext 2322
Fax
0121 4761196