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What will I learn?

Overview

Sport and exercise science research at LSBU is of high quality; 73% of our research into Sport and Exercise Sciences was awarded the two highest ratings: 4* world-leading or 3* internationally excellent, for overall quality by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. 90% received 4* or 3* for 'impact' (reach and significance) and 75% a 3* for 'environment' - "conducive to producing research of internationally excellent quality, in terms of its vitality and sustainability".

A member of staff, expert in the chosen field, is directly responsible for guiding and supporting your research programme. As a research student you'll become part of our thriving academic community. Most research work in the field takes place as part of the Sport and Exercise Science Research Centre. Expertise and possible research areas include:

  • movement neuroscience
  • nutrition and metabolism
  • clinical and applied sciences

A PhD, by definition, is an original contribution to knowledge. A research degree is different from a taught course. Research students are expected to self-direct their learning with support from a supervisory team.

Employability

All research students are required to participate in a Key Skills Development programme aimed at developing transferable skills in addition to those employed in carrying out research. Training in research methods is available through frequent research seminars.

When necessary the research student can follow, in part, relevant Masters courses available within the School and in particular units on research methodology. In some cases, research students are encouraged to follow other courses available within the University or externally aimed at improving their general expertise in their chosen areas.

In addition, they may be encouraged to follow language courses aimed at improving their oral and written skills - both essential in their future careers.

Transferable skills

A research degree will equip you with many transferable skills. The self-discipline, the demand for clear analytical thinking, and the ability to turn criticism of others work into something constructive of your own, all constitute a unique training for almost any kind of career. The excitement and satisfaction of finding new facts, a new idea, or a new way of looking at something can be highly rewarding.

Which department am I in?

Applied Sciences

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
£15,400.00 (US$ 17,154) per year
Fee may vary depending upon the course start date.

This is a fixed fee
Application deadline

Expected June 2023

Start date

October 2022, November 2022

Venue

Southwark Campus

103 Borough Road,

Kensington and Chelsea,

London,

SE1 0AA, England

Online/Distance (6 years)

Tuition fees
£4,670.00 (US$ 5,202) per year
Fee may vary depending upon the course start date.

This is a fixed fee
Application deadline

Expected June 2023

Start date

October 2022, November 2022

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants for a Research Degree programme at LSBU are usually expected to have a good honours degree (2:2 and above) and a relevant postgraduate qualification, preferably a merit at Master's level. Please also supply two academic references as part of your application. You will also be required to show proof of all of your qualifications. If English is not student's first language they will be required to prove their competency in English, showing an IELTS score of at least 7.0 at postgraduate level.

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

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