MSc by Research Sport and Exercise Science/Sports Studies

MSc by Research Sport and Exercise Science/Sports Studies

Sport and Exercise Science programmes at Lincoln benefit from specialist facilities, research-active staff and links with practitioners. The School aims to provide students with an ideal environment to enhance their career.

The Course

This MSc is designed to meet the career needs and personal aspirations of students with a particular interest in sport and exercise science. The advantage of this research degree is that you can build a specialism in sport and exercise science, whilst having the opportunity to develop your own ideas. The programme is designed to prepare you for a career in research or academia. We currently offer the MSc by Research in a range of different subject areas, depending upon the specialist research interests of members of our staff.

The Course

This MSc is designed to meet the career needs and personal aspirations of students with a particular interest in sport and exercise science. The advantage of this research degree is that you can build a specialism in sport and exercise science, whilst having the opportunity to develop your own ideas. The programme is designed to prepare you for a career in research or academia. We currently offer the MSc by Research in a range of different subject areas, depending upon the specialist research interests of members of our staff.

The School welcomes applications from students who wish to study postgraduate research degrees MSc by Research/MPhil/PhD in areas allied to our departmental research interests. Please read the further information about the School and staff on this site.

Some specific areas of interest that we wish to develop can be found on our School research pages:

http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/sport/research/

Research is an essential component of the School’s activity and it is committed to maintaining an infrastructure and intellectually stimulating environment that supports the development of the next generation of researchers.

In addition to subject-specific support from a supervisory team, you can benefit from a tailored programme of research training that allows you the opportunity to build on your existing knowledge and acquire the advanced skills and expertise needed to achieve your career aspirations.

Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, the vast majority of your time will be spent in independent study and research. You will have meetings with your academic supervisor, however the regularity of these may vary depending on your own individual requirements, subject area, staff availability and the stage of your programme.

All programmes require the presentation of a thesis and an oral examination.
Enrolment Dates

To support your experience within the postgraduate research community, new students are encouraged to enrol in October, February or May.

In addition to meeting peers across the University who are starting their research programme at the same time, there is access to a central training programme designed around the first three months of study, and targeted support aligned to each stage of the postgraduate research journey. Alternative enrolment dates may be agreed with your supervisor on an individual basis.

2019/20 Entry*Full-timePart-time
Home/EU £4,332** £2,166**
Home/EU 
(including Alumni Scholarship*** 25% reduction)
£3,466 £1,733
International £15,800 £7,900
International
(Including International Alumni / Global Postgraduate Scholarship £2,000 reduction)****
£13,800 £6,900
Thesis Pending Home/EU (MPhil/PhD only) £696 £696
Thesis Pending International (MPhil/PhD only) £2,263 £2,263

 

2018/19 Entry*Full-timePart-time
Home/EU £4,260 £2,130
Home/EU 
(including Alumni Scholarship** 25% reduction)
£3,195 £1,598
International £15,300 £7,650
International
(Including International Alumni / Global Postgraduate Scholarship £2,000 reduction)***
£13,300 £6,650
Thesis Pending Home/EU (MPhil/PhD only) £682 £682
Thesis Pending International (MPhil/PhD only) £2,219 £2,219

 

* Academic year August – July

** Estimated RCUK fee for 2019/20. The University of Lincoln sets its fees in line with the Research Councils UK (RCUK) research fee support level. For home students commencing in 2019 this will be set early in the New Year. The indicative fee level from RCUK for 2018/19 is £4,260. For 2019 this fee is expected to increase in line with inflation, based on the Treasury GDP deflator.

*** UoL Alumni students only enrolling on to a Postgraduate Research programme. 20% Offset against the tuition fee payable for each year of study.

****Subject to eligibility. Reduction applied to first year’s fees only.

Research students may be required to pay additional fees in addition to cover the cost of specialist resources, equipment and access to any specialist collections that may be required to support their research project. These will be informed by the research proposal submitted and will be calculated on an individual basis. Any additional fees will be outlined in your offer letter, prior to accepting your place at the University of Lincoln.

Guidance for Postgraduate Fees

Postgraduate Research

Full time and part time postgraduate research students will be invoiced the published set fee each academic year enrolled, up to the point of thesis submission.

Upon first enrolment, the full set fee is payable.

All continuing students are required to re-enrol on their anniversary of their first enrolment. The relevant set full time or part time fee is payable by all continuing students on re-enrolment.

A reduced ‘writing-up’ fee in the 12 month period prior to thesis submission may be applicable subject to your progress. After your Viva Voce examination, additional fees will be payable if a second Viva Voce examination is required.

For further information and for details about funding your study, scholarships and bursaries, please see our Postgraduate Fees & Funding pages [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studyatlincoln/postgraduateprogrammes/feesandfunding/].

First or upper second class honours degree in a relevant subject.

However, all applications are considered on the individual basis of work and other life experiences through the University's Accreditation of Prior Experience Learning procedures.

The School welcomes applications from students who wish to study postgraduate research degrees MSc by Research/MPhil/PhD in areas allied to our departmental research interests. Please read the further information about the School and staff on this site.

Some specific areas of interest that we wish to develop can be found on our School research pages:

http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/sport/research/

Research is an essential component of the School’s activity and it is committed to maintaining an infrastructure and intellectually stimulating environment that supports the development of the next generation of researchers.

In addition to subject-specific support from a supervisory team, you can benefit from a tailored programme of research training that allows you the opportunity to build on your existing knowledge and acquire the advanced skills and expertise needed to achieve your career aspirations.

Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, the vast majority of your time will be spent in independent study and research. You will have meetings with your academic supervisor, however the regularity of these may vary depending on your own individual requirements, subject area, staff availability and the stage of your programme.

All programmes require the presentation of a thesis and an oral examination.
Enrolment Dates

To support your experience within the postgraduate research community, new students are encouraged to enrol in October, February or May.

In addition to meeting peers across the University who are starting their research programme at the same time, there is access to a central training programme designed around the first three months of study, and targeted support aligned to each stage of the postgraduate research journey. Alternative enrolment dates may be agreed with your supervisor on an individual basis.

2019/20 Entry*Full-timePart-time
Home/EU £4,332** £2,166**
Home/EU 
(including Alumni Scholarship*** 25% reduction)
£3,466 £1,733
International £15,800 £7,900
International
(Including International Alumni / Global Postgraduate Scholarship £2,000 reduction)****
£13,800 £6,900
Thesis Pending Home/EU (MPhil/PhD only) £696 £696
Thesis Pending International (MPhil/PhD only) £2,263 £2,263

 

2018/19 Entry*Full-timePart-time
Home/EU £4,260 £2,130
Home/EU 
(including Alumni Scholarship** 25% reduction)
£3,195 £1,598
International £15,300 £7,650
International
(Including International Alumni / Global Postgraduate Scholarship £2,000 reduction)***
£13,300 £6,650
Thesis Pending Home/EU (MPhil/PhD only) £682 £682
Thesis Pending International (MPhil/PhD only) £2,219 £2,219

 

* Academic year August – July

** Estimated RCUK fee for 2019/20. The University of Lincoln sets its fees in line with the Research Councils UK (RCUK) research fee support level. For home students commencing in 2019 this will be set early in the New Year. The indicative fee level from RCUK for 2018/19 is £4,260. For 2019 this fee is expected to increase in line with inflation, based on the Treasury GDP deflator.

*** UoL Alumni students only enrolling on to a Postgraduate Research programme. 20% Offset against the tuition fee payable for each year of study.

****Subject to eligibility. Reduction applied to first year’s fees only.

Research students may be required to pay additional fees in addition to cover the cost of specialist resources, equipment and access to any specialist collections that may be required to support their research project. These will be informed by the research proposal submitted and will be calculated on an individual basis. Any additional fees will be outlined in your offer letter, prior to accepting your place at the University of Lincoln.

Guidance for Postgraduate Fees

Postgraduate Research

Full time and part time postgraduate research students will be invoiced the published set fee each academic year enrolled, up to the point of thesis submission.

Upon first enrolment, the full set fee is payable.

All continuing students are required to re-enrol on their anniversary of their first enrolment. The relevant set full time or part time fee is payable by all continuing students on re-enrolment.

A reduced ‘writing-up’ fee in the 12 month period prior to thesis submission may be applicable subject to your progress. After your Viva Voce examination, additional fees will be payable if a second Viva Voce examination is required.

For further information and for details about funding your study, scholarships and bursaries, please see our Postgraduate Fees & Funding pages [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studyatlincoln/postgraduateprogrammes/feesandfunding/].

First or upper second class honours degree in a relevant subject.

However, all applications are considered on the individual basis of work and other life experiences through the University's Accreditation of Prior Experience Learning procedures.

Learn from Experts

Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.

Programme Leader MSc by Research Sport and Exercise Science

Professor Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson

Programme Leader


Contact: jallencollinson@lincoln.ac.uk


Your Future Career

Career and Personal Development

Graduates may go on to careers in sport and exercise science, both in practical and academic areas of the industry. Some may go on to work in commerce or the health professions.

Career and Personal Development

Graduates may go on to careers in sport and exercise science, both in practical and academic areas of the industry. Some may go on to work in commerce or the health professions.


Human Performance Centre

The University of Lincoln’s state-of-the-art Human Performance Centre offers excellent facilities to meet the academic needs of our students. The Centre provides dedicated sport and exercise support. Our experienced staff have academic and professional expertise in a range of areas including sport and exercise physiology, sports biomechanics, sports psychology, coach education and sports nutrition.

Resources include physiology and biochemistry laboratories, a biomechanics laboratory, a motor control laboratory incorporating a golf specific analysis area, coach education suite, an interview and consultation suite, and British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) accredited staff.

The School of Sport and Exercise Science has full access to the University’s Sports and Recreation Centre. A range of educational and recreational activities are utilised to accommodate the needs of both students and staff of the University of Lincoln, providing them with opportunities to participate in fitness classes and many sports based activities.


The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.