Through a combination of individually tutored modules and your own research, you develop your academic and professional knowledge and acquire a range of advanced research skills. The professional doctorate Sport Exercise and Health Science degree from University of Kent culminates with the submission of your doctoral thesis or portfolio on a topic that advances your area of professional knowledge or practice.
Our programmes have been developed and designed to provide students with the required knowledge and skills to work autonomously in the field of sport science and sports therapy. The programmes provide opportunities for you to develop and demonstrate both specialist academic and transferable skills such as good communication, problem solving, critical analysis and the ability to work independently to a high standard. The programmes also aim to give you the opportunity to build long-term careers within your chosen field.
- The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences has a strong and vibrant research culture. It is quickly establishing the University of Kent as one of the leading places in the UK for the study of sport. The School’s research interests focus on two broad themes: endurance performance and exercise, sports therapy and injury rehabilitation.
- In endurance performance, the School has one of the largest groups of research excellence within Europe lead by Professors Samuele Marcora and Louis Passfield. Professor Samuele Marcora is the School’s Research Director and a prolific researcher. He has published many studies on a range of topics. Professor Louis Passfield has been conducting sports science research for over 20 years and has published many papers on training and cycling.
- 36 months
- 60 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Although there is no fixed closing deadline for applications to research degrees, we strongly recommend that you apply as soon as possible.
DisciplinesHealth Sciences Sports Sciences View 185 other PhDs in Health Sciences in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Candidates must normally be experienced sport, exercise or health practitioners. Candidates will be required to write a brief proposal and will be invited to attend an informal interview with the programme director and potential supervisor.
- The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. Some typical requirements are listed below. Students offering alternative qualifications should contact us for further advice.
International20500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 20500 GBP per year during 36 months.
National8100 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8100 GBP per year during 36 months.
- UK: £4050
- EU/International: £10250
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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