Sport and Exercise Science

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Full-time

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Part-time

Dependent on award

Typical Offer

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Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

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Course Code

SESSESRP

MPhil/PhD 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.

Our Alumni Scholarship can reduce fees by up to 20 per cent for UK students. See our Scholarship and Bursaries page for more information.

Key Information

Full-time

Dependent on award

Part-time

Dependent on award

Typical Offer

View

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

Course Code

SESSESRP

Dr Hannah Henderson - Senior Lecturer

Dr Hannah Henderson - Senior Lecturer

Dr Hannah Henderson's research interests cohere around the design, delivery and evaluation of community-based projects, with a particular interest in complex, multi-level interventions. Hannah is currently involved in projects developing physical wellbeing in policing and evaluation of community-based health interventions.

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Welcome to MPhil/PhD Sport and Exercise Science/Sports Studies

The School of Sport and Exercise Science offers a wide range of research degree opportunities across various disciplines within sport and exercise science and sports studies, drawing on the specialist research interests of members of our staff. Registration for the MPhil/PhD or PhD allows you to devise and pursue a chosen topic of enquiry under the supervision of staff with expertise in that area.

Research is an essential component of the School's activity and it is committed to maintaining an infrastructure and intellectually stimulating environment that support the development of the next generation of researchers. Applications for postgraduate research are welcome across the diverse sport, exercise, physical culture, and health disciplines in which the School's academic staff specialise.

In addition to subject-specific support from a supervisory team, students can benefit from a programme of research training that is designed to build on existing knowledge and develop advanced skills and expertise.

Facilities

The University of Lincoln’s Human Performance Centre offers excellent facilities to meet the academic needs of our students. 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. 

How You Study

Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, the majority of time is spent in independent study and research.

Students will have regular meetings with their academic supervisors, but the frequency of these will vary depending on the mode of study, individual requirements, subject area, staff availability, and stage of programme.

Research Areas, Projects and Topics

The School is currently undertaking research in a number of areas at national and international levels.

The research is organised under the remit of our two, primary research groupings:

- Performance Research Group (including biofeedback in sport; physiology of exercise and sport performance)

- Wellbeing Research Group (including health advancement research; sport & exercise psychology).

For more information, please visit the School’s research pages.

Entry Requirements 2022-23

MPhil: First or upper second class honours degree in a related subject.

PhD: Master's degree in a relevant subject area and with a substantial research component. Exceptionally, a first class honours degree will be considered.

Fees and Funding

For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Programme Fees

Programme-Specific Additional Costs

Additional costs may include students individual purchase of text books, materials, and costs of travel and accommodation during data collection periods.

How you are assessed

A PhD is usually awarded based on the quality of the student's thesis and ability to present and successfully defend their chosen research topic in an oral examination (viva voce). They are also expected to demonstrate how their research findings have contributed to knowledge or developed existing theory or understanding.

Career and Personal Development

Graduates of this course often take up positions as researchers or academics in universities or institutes of higher education. Some have also used the experience for personal development and have gone on to take jobs in the health and/or exercise professions, sports-related industries, and relevant charities.

Related Courses

Prioritising Face-to-Face Teaching

At Lincoln, we strive to make sure our student experience is engaging, supportive, and academically challenging. That is why, in response to the issues presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been prioritising face-to-face teaching sessions for our new and returning students in areas where they are the most valuable, such as seminars, tutorials, workshops, and lab and practical sessions. Additional online opportunities have been introduced where they support learning and have been shown to be successful and popular with our current students.

Safety remains a key focus. We are fully prepared to adapt our plans if changes in Government guidance makes this necessary, and we will endeavour to keep current and prospective students informed. For more information about how we are working to keep our community safe, please visit our coronavirus web pages.

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.