Research course

Sport and Exercise Science (by Research and Thesis)

Institution
University of Kent · School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Qualifications
MSc by research

Entry requirements

A first or upper-second class honours BSc degree in a relevant subject.

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This degree requires you to undertake a substantial, original research project, under the supervision of one or more members of academic staff who act as supervisors. Your supervisory team provides guidance both in terms of research project development and execution. Typically, you meet with your supervisors more frequently at the initial stages of research than during the phases of data collection and analysis.

There is a wide range of training available to Masters by Research students, including traditional, transferable skills and research specific training. This is either provided by Sport and Exercise Sciences staff, or by colleagues from the University's Graduate School.

You are also supported by attendance at the School’s postgraduate seminar series to develop subject specific knowledge and research skills relevant to your field of research.

Research activity within the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences is divided into two main themes:

  • Endurance Performance
  • Sports Therapy, Physical Activity and Health

Within these two themes our research spans the areas of physiology, psychology, nutrition, biomechanics, older people, clinical population, elite athletes, and members of the general population.

Information for international students

The University requires all non-native speakers of English to reach a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree. Certain subjects require a higher level.

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages.

Need help with English?

Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Fees and funding

Please see our funding pages for the most current information.

Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Email
sportsciences@kent.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1634 888858