Research course

Sports and Fitness

Institution
Open University · Institute of Educational Technology
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent). Masters level qualification with evidence of research methods at postgraduate level.

Months of entry

October

Course content

The OU Sport Research Group is a sub group of Childhood, Youth, and Sport Group led by Dr Helen Owton which includes an interdisciplinary team of researchers designing, managing and completing research projects which are ultimately aimed at educating, understanding and improving the lives of athletes. The multi-disciplinary team draws upon a range of approaches and methodological expertise (including: auto/ethnography, phenomenology, narrative inquiry, grounded theory, creative analytical practices) spanning across numerous disciplines including psychology, sociology, nutrition, strength and conditioning and biomechanics. Qualitative and quantitative research sporting projects cover particular expertise of different sports including, athletic injury, post traumatic growth, maltreatment/abuse, identity, embodiment, and specific sports activities.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    full time
    15 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Mrs Wendy Whiteley
Email
WELS-student-enquiries@open.ac.uk
Phone
01908 655 364