PhD in Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

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PhD in Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences is about digging deeply into the sciences that underpin a variety of areas including sport performance, physical activity, wellbeing and pre/rehabilitation using our laboratory facilities, field-based testing and applied research methodologies.

Studying Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences gives you the skills and confidence to thrive at the cutting edge of the sport and exercise industry. You will develop a deeper understanding of the science behind your chosen field and how this can be translated into practice.

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.

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.

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

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Entry Requirements

  • A master’s degree or equivalent in a subject area relevant to the proposed research topic
  • Research proposal; Please provide a copy of your research proposal. This should be 1,000 words (excluding references and appendices) following the structure outlined in our research proposal guide available here: Please note that we are unable to process applications without a proposal for the School’s consideration. This will delay the processing of applications whilst the proposal is requested.


This programme is self-funded

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