Our Sport and Exercise Science research is enhancing human performance and health. We're helping elite athletes win Olympic medals, developing safety guidelines for sporting bodies, improving the quality of life of individuals with chronic disease, helping global brands develop more supportive sports bras, and protecting employees required to work in extreme conditions. Our research directly benefits athletes, patients and workers across various sporting groups, clinical conditions, industries and organisations.
Our research is making international impact, with 100% of our research impact in the area of sport and exercise sciences, leisure and tourism was rated outstanding or very considerable in terms of reach and significance in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 – and when you do a postgraduate research degree with us, you'll be playing your part in turning knowledge into action.
Support and facilities
When you join us, you'll be supported by our Graduate School, alongside your assigned supervisory team, who'll help you get the most from our facilities. The Graduate School will help you become part of our thriving, collaborative research community, and help grow your skills as a researcher through the Graduate School Development Programme, which offers training, workshops and events.
We have excellent facilities for sport and exercise science research, including Biomechanics, Physiology and Psychology laboratories.
The Biomechanics Lab is fully fitted with equipment for researching biomechanics including a 16 camera Oqus automated tracking system, a portable pressure plate, force transducers and visual 3D software.
The Extreme Environments Lab includes 3 environmental chambers with an adjustable temperature range from -20°C to 50°C with humidity control, an immersion pool and swimming flume, and testing and monitoring equipment to assess human performance and survival in a safe, controlled environment.
What can a postgraduate research degree do for my career?
Once you complete your postgraduate research degree, you'll be a highly-skilled researcher with the knowledge and skills to make an impact in many different industries.
Your postgraduate research qualification demonstrates to potential employers that you're an intelligent, capable and motivated person, with provable abilities and experience in critical thinking, problem-solving, project management, communication, leadership and creativity.
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Start dates & application deadlines
DisciplinesSports Sciences Kinesiology
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or a master's degree in an appropriate subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. All applicants are subject to interview.
English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
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Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.