What will I learn?

The impact of the research undertaken in the sport and exercise sciences on sports performance, people, policy and practice was rated as world-leading and internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

Our research in Sport and Exercise Sciences is a major contributor to the university’s research priority area of Sport, Exercise, Health and Wellbeing.

The School of Sport and Exercise plays host to a vibrant academic community where creative research comes together with cutting-edge scholarship to facilitate the needs of partners from business, community, education, government and voluntary organisations.

The school is located at the purpose-built Oxstalls campus on the outskirts of the city of Gloucester and provides excellent facilities for research, networking and professional development. Research students benefit from research laboratory spaces and dedicated learning resources.

For all higher degrees by research (MA or MSc by Research, MPhil and PhD), candidates are required to investigate an approved topic that results in an independent and original contribution to knowledge, and to demonstrate, by thesis, an understanding of research methods appropriate to the chosen topic area.

All research students are required to complete the university’s Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods. Research students may study other postgraduate modules in line with their specific programmes of study and develop areas of expertise.

Research Areas:

Research in the area includes nationally and internationally funded projects working with governing bodies and elite teams and academies offering the opportunity to work with researchers embedded in global research communities.

The school has research rated as internationally excellent, with much of its work being applied and carried out in close collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders and partners.

A well-established research culture greets incoming students who join a large community of postgraduate scholars and a thriving research environment. Students are encouraged to present their research findings at local, national and international conferences and via internal events.

Research areas include

physical activity and wellbeing
pre/rehabilitation through
sport and exercise
sport performance

This research contributes to the research priority area Sport, Exercise, Health and Wellbeing.

Which department am I in?

School of Sport and Exercise

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£10,000.00 (US$ 12,339) per year
Continuation Fee - £1500

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

October 2020, February 2021

Venue

Oxstalls Campus

Oxstalls Lane,

Longlevens,

GLOUCESTER,

GLOUCESTERSHIRE,

GL2 9HW, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For Doctorate and PhD admission, applicants must have successfully completed a master's degree with a good grade in a related subject field or hold relevant work experience. In addition some programmes may require work experience and/or a strong portfolio of work. Applicants are expected to submit a research proposal. IELTS 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any component.

For international students

MA or MSc by Research/MRes: at least a 2.1 honours degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject area. We actively encourage applications from students from different backgrounds who demonstrate appropriate research experience and achievement. EU and international students need IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other component) or equivalent.

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About this uni

Set across three campuses, the University of Gloucestershire offers the chance to explore some of the most beautiful landscapes in the UK.

  • Top 10 in the UK for student support (Whatuni Awards 2017)
  • 50 clubs and societies for students to join
  • 94% graduates in work within six months (DLHE 2015/16)
  • Silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF 2017)