Research course

Sport, Physical Education and Health Sciences

University of Edinburgh · Sport

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a related subject is normally required.

Normally also a postgraduate degree with a 60% overall grade point average and 60% in the dissertation, or its international equivalent.
You must also submit a research proposal that fits well with our staff expertise.
We may also consider your application if you have other qualifications or substantial experience.

Months of entry

January, October

Course content

The University of Edinburgh was ranked first in Scotland for research power in Education and Sport (THE Overall Ranking REF 2014) and we offer the largest concentration of researchers in education in a Scottish university, meaning you'll be supported by and collaborate with leaders in the field. Our research activities cover all aspects of education and learning - from pre-school to higher and lifelong learning - plus sport and related fields.

Moray House School of Education and Sport staff provide supervision on a wide range of topics within the fields of:
  • Sport
  • Physical education
  • Recreation management
  • Sociology of sport
  • Sports science
  • Counselling
  • Health sciences
Many opportunities also exist for interdisciplinary research.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Programme Administrator
+44 (0)131 650 4086