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 most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014).

Our School of Sport & Exercise plays host to a vibrant academic community – where creative research comes together with cutting-edge scholarships to facilitate the needs of partners from business, community, education, government and voluntary organisations. We’re located at the university’s purpose-built Oxstalls Campus in Gloucester, providing 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.

Research areas

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

Our academic 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.

Research areas include:

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

Which department am I in?

School of Sport and Exercise

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
£10,000.00 (US$ 13,764) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

Expected October 2021

Venue

Oxstalls Campus

Oxstalls Campus, Oxstalls Lane,

Longlevens,

Gloucester,

Gloucestershire,

GL2 9HW, England

Online/Distance (4 years)

Tuition fees
£10,000.00 (US$ 13,764) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

Information not available

Entry requirements

For international students

PhD: a master’s degree or equivalent in a subject area relevant to the proposed research topic. We actively encourage applications from students from a range of diverse 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. TOEFL: Reading - 22; Writing -24; Listening - 21; Speaking - 23; Total - 88.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Gloucestershire

Set in the southwest of the UK, the University of Gloucestershire offers students the chance to make the most of both city and countryside.

  • The UK’s most sustainable university 2019
  • Ranked 6th globally for postgraduate research (PRES 2019)
  • 95% graduates in work within six months (DLHE 2017/18)
  • International merit scholarships and country awards