Research course

Sport and Exercise Science

Institution
University of Worcester · Institute of Sport and Exercise Science
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

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Entry requirements

MPhil - First or Second Class Honours Degree or equivalent award in an appropriate discipline, or have appropriate research or professional experience which has resulted in appropriate evidence of achievement.

PhD - A Postgraduate Masters Degree in a discipline which is appropriate to the proposed programme of study or First or Upper Second Class Honours Degree or equivalent award in an appropriate discipline or the applicant has appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of achievement.

Months of entry

January, October

Course content

We welcome applications to undertake research towards MPhil and PhD degrees in Sport and Exercise Science.

Our Research School has expanded and developed into a varied and dynamic learning facility as the University has grown in size. As a research student you will join our vibrant student community and become part of our driven and knowledgeable research environment.

The School of Sport and Exercise Science has a strong mix of academics with a high degree of professional and personal experience, enabling you to get the most out of your programme. Our staff have expertise in a diverse range of sport and exercise disciplines including Physical Activity, Health and Well-being, Biomechanics, Physiology, Psychology, Business Management, Sports Coaching and Sport Education.

Supervision areas

The School of Sport and Exercise Science has a strong mix of academics with a high degree of professional and personal experience, enabling you to get the most out of your programme. Our staff have expertise in a diverse range of sport and exercise disciplines including Physical Activity, Health and Well-being, Biomechanics, Physiology, Psychology, Business Management, Sports Coaching and Sport Education.

The School of Sport and Exercise Science also offer a Masters by Research in Socio-cultural Studies of Sport and Exercise.

Current research students are exploring the migration of professional basketball players; and the impact of notational analysis, the analyst and feedback on performance enhancement in elite wheelchair basketball. Additionally, our two newest students are conducting research on Olympic legacies post London 2012; and optimising physical activity for the regulation of acute energy balance and effective weight-management strategies. We also have a small group of PhD students conducting investigations into decision making in sports coaching. These studies incorporate a range of perspectives pertaining to both coaches and athletes and are founded on psychosocial and pedagogical perspectives. Past successful projects in Sport and Exercise Science have concerned the hierarchical model of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and the rivalry between the fans of Aston Villa and Birmingham City football clubs.

Resources

Access to the University of Worcester’s virtual resources and its state-of-the-art library facilities. The Sport and Exercise Science team at Worcester have an excellent range of resources available to support your learning and your research project, including: a motion capture and biomechanics laboratory, well equipped physiology laboratories, the University Arena a first-class, multi-purpose sports facility, performance analysis laboratories and a sports and fitness centre. Additionally, we have access to and engage in research in the McClelland Health Centre and a world leading climate-controlled chamber at the University.

Information for international students

Any applicants whose first language is not English or who have not been educated wholly or mainly in the medium of English must reach a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 with a score of 7 in writing (or equivalent in an approved test in English) or otherwise demonstrate that they have an adequate command of both written and spoken English before starting a programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    70 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Research School
Email
research@worc.ac.uk
Phone
01905 542182