• Application Deadline
  • 72 months
    Duration
The Professional Doctorate in Sport, Exercise and Health Science offered by the University of Portsmouth is an alternative pathway to a doctorate qualification. It is a rigorous programme of advanced study and research, designed specifically to meet the needs of commerce, industry and professional groups and is the professionally oriented counterpart to the more theoretical PhD. 

Overview

The Professional Doctorate in Sport, Exercise and Health Science offered by the University of Portsmouth enhances personal development planning for continuing professional development. It encourages an advanced level of critical, analytical, debating and publishing skills, plus knowledge of the range of different research methods encountered in professional practice. Further to this, you will have the opportunity to research, with appropriate supervision, a professional issue/topic to generate findings and/or implications for the improvement of you own, or others delivery of that profession. As such, the benefits of the qualification extend to the broader organisation and profession.

Across many organisations (e.g. professional bodies for sport, exercise and health; NHS), a Professional Doctorate is now viewed as a necessary academic qualification for attaining higher level posts.

What you will experience?

On this course you will:

  • Gain advanced research skills through the completion of a doctoral level programme of research
  • Be supervised by staff who have a wealth of experience in research and applied practice in sport, exercise and health science
  • Develop advanced ethical, communication, and consultancy competencies in applied sport, exercise and health science practice

Career

The programme is predominantly work-based and the activities will benefit your workplace/profession. The decision to support an individual on this programme recognises their importance to the organisation and the projects undertaken should allow your organisation to develop new processes and procedures that will be of benefit to the workplace. We would also expect this course to be appealing to those interested in pursuing a career in academia (i.e. research, lecturing) in addition to, or as a potential option, to applied practice in the domain of sport, exercise and health science.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      6 years part time.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Proposal for Professional Research and Development Project
  • Publication and Dissemination
  • Professional Research and Development Project

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • A master's degree in an appropriate subject and a suitable workplace environment to support the professional research and development project. Applicants are subject to interview.
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 7.0 with no component score below 6.5.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6600 GBP per year and a duration of 72 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2670 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2670 GBP per year and a duration of 72 months.
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Living costs for Portsmouth

  • 710 - 1100 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

This course is eligible for the Government Doctoral Loan

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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