Research course

Sport and Exercise Science

University of Lincoln · School of Sport and Exercise Science
MSc by researchMPhilPhD

Entry requirements

A first-class or upper second-class honours degree in Sport, Exercise and/or Coaching Science or a related subject would normally be expected for entry to postgraduate research study. However, all applications are considered on an individual basis of their work and other life experiences through the University's Accreditation of Prior Experience Learning procedures. All programmes require the presentation of a thesis and an oral examination.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

The School of Sport & Exercise Science offers a wide range of opportunities to engage in our internationally renowned research, conducted in collaboration with communities, professionals and practitioners.

Research is an essential component of the School’s activity and it is committed to maintaining an infrastructure and intellectually stimulating environment that supports the development of the next generation of researchers. Applications for postgraduate research are welcome across the diverse sport, exercise and health disciplines in which the School’s academic staff specialise.

In addition to subject-specific support from a supervisory team, you will benefit from a tailored programme of research training that allows you to build on your existing knowledge and acquire the advanced skills and expertise needed to achieve your career aspirations.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

As a University of Lincoln postgraduate student, you may be eligible to apply for one of our generous scholarship packages. For more information about postgraduate funding and scholarships, please visit our website.

Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

part time
27-48 months
full time
9-16 months


part time
30 months
full time
18 months


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

Course contact details

Dr Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson
+44 (0)1522 886644