Research course

Sport and Health Sciences

Institution
University of Exeter · Sport and Health Sciences
Qualifications
PhDMPhilMSc by research

Entry requirements

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Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

Our research is organised into two interdisciplinary research groups: Bioenergetics and Human Performance, and Physical Activity and Health Across the Lifespan. These groups focus on enhancing human health and performance and conduct research in the laboratory and through field studies. This world-class research impacts positively on the health and well-being among a range of populations, as well as enhancing sport performance at all levels.

The Bioenergetics and human performance research group adopts integrated physiological, psychological and biomechanical lines of enquiry to enhance human performance. Research specialisms include muscle metabolism and oxygen uptake, lower limb injury mechanisms, and cognitive and psychosocial determinants of human performance.

The Physical activity and health research group links pre-clinical laboratory and fundamental research with epidemiological and intervention studies to enhance our understanding of the relationship between physical activity and health . One focus is on the precise measurement of physical activity to enable better quantification of movement and its relationship between physical activity and health.

In addition, the Children’s Health and Exercise Research Centre (CHERC) is devoted to the study of the exercising child and adolescent and to the promotion of young people’s health and well-being, whether in relation to sport or clinical patient groups.

Department specialisms

Our research is organised into two interdisciplinary research groups: Bioenergetics and Human Performance, and Physical Activity and Health Across the Lifespan.

Information for international students

We warmly welcome international students to all three of our beautiful campuses. At present 4,000 students from over 130 countries contribute to a thriving international community. Details of our academic and English language requirements, along with details of English language support can be found at www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/admissions/applying/english

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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The University of Exeter invests significantly in a range of funding opportunities for talented prospective postgraduates. Please visit www.exeter.ac.uk/scholarships for further details. Here you can search our database for funding opportunities suitable for your area of interest.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72-84 months
full time
36-48 months

MPhil

full time
24-36 months
part time
48-60 months

MSc by research

part time
24-36 months
full time
12-24 months

Course contact details

Name
Research Degrees
Email
pgr-cles-admissions@exeter.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1392 723310