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MPhil/PhD Sport and Exercise Science/Sport Studies

MPhil/PhD Sport and Exercise Science/Sports Studies

MPhil/PhD Dependent on award Dependent on award School of Sport and Exercise Science Lincoln Campus [L] Validated MPhil/PhD Dependent on award Dependent on award School of Sport and Exercise Science Lincoln Campus [L] Validated

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Introduction

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 supports the development of the next generation of researchers. Applications for postgraduate research are welcome across the diverse sport, exercise and health disciplines in which the School’s academic staff specialise.

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

Research Areas, Projects & Topics

We are currently undertaking research in a number of areas at national and international levels. The research is organised under the remit of our five research groupings:

  • Biofeedback in Sport Group (BIO)
  • Health Advancement Research Team (HART)
  • Mental Toughness Research Group (MTOUGH)
  • Physiology of Exercise and Sport Performance (PESP)
  • Youth Sport Research Group (YSR)


For more information on our research, please visit our School research pages:

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

How You Study

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.

How You Are Assessed

A PhD is usually awarded based on the quality of your thesis and your ability in an oral examination (viva voce) to present and successfully defend your chosen research topic.

How To Apply

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.

Entry Requirements

MPhil: A minimum 2:1 honours degree in a related subject.

Enrolment directly on to a PhD requires a Master's degree in a relevant subject area or exceptionally a first-class honours degree.

Key Contacts

Academic:
Professor Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson
jallencollinson@lincoln.ac.uk
+44 (0)1522 886469

Enquiries:
pgenquiries@lincoln.ac.uk
+44 (0)1522 886644

Facilities

Students have access to the Human Performance Centre, which includes an endless pool, two physiology labs, a biomechanics lab, a strength and conditioning area and dedicated computer suites.

Career and Personal Development

Graduates may go on to take positions as researchers or academics in institutes of higher education. However, some have used the experience for personal development and have gone on to take jobs in sports-related commerce or the health professions.

Introduction

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 supports the development of the next generation of researchers. Applications for postgraduate research are welcome across the diverse sport, exercise and health disciplines in which the School’s academic staff specialise.

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

Research Areas, Projects & Topics

We are currently undertaking research in a number of areas at national and international levels. The research is organised under the remit of our five research groupings:

  • Biofeedback in Sport Group (BIO)
  • Health Advancement Research Team (HART)
  • Mental Toughness Research Group (MTOUGH)
  • Physiology of Exercise and Sport Performance (PESP)
  • Youth Sport Research Group (YSR)


For more information on our research, please visit our School research pages:

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

How You Study

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.

How You Are Assessed

A PhD is usually awarded based on the quality of your thesis and your ability in an oral examination (viva voce) to present and successfully defend your chosen research topic.

How To Apply

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.

Entry Requirements

MPhil: A minimum 2:1 honours degree in a related subject.

Enrolment directly on to a PhD requires a Master's degree in a relevant subject area or exceptionally a first-class honours degree.

Key Contacts

Academic:
Professor Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson
jallencollinson@lincoln.ac.uk
+44 (0)1522 886469

Enquiries:
pgenquiries@lincoln.ac.uk
+44 (0)1522 886644

Facilities

Students have access to the Human Performance Centre, which includes an endless pool, two physiology labs, a biomechanics lab, a strength and conditioning area and dedicated computer suites.

Career and Personal Development

Graduates may go on to take positions as researchers or academics in institutes of higher education. However, some have used the experience for personal development and have gone on to take jobs in sports-related commerce or the health professions.

Tuition Fees

2016/17 Entry* Full-time Part-time
Home/EU £4,500 £2,250
Home/EU 
(including Alumni Scholarship** 20% reduction)
£3,600 £1,800
International £15,600 £7,800
Thesis Pending Home/EU (MPhil/PhD only) £653 £653
Thesis Pending Overseas (MPhil/PhD only) £1,156 £1,156

 

2017/18 Entry* Full-time Part-time
Home/EU £4,600 £2,300
Home/EU 
(including Alumni Scholarship** 30% reduction)
£3,220 £1,610
International £15,600 £7,800
Thesis Pending Home/EU (MPhil/PhD only) £686 £686
Thesis Pending Overseas (MPhil/PhD only) £1,214 £1,214


* Academic year August - July
** UoL Alumni students only enrolling on to a Postgraduate Research programme. 20% Offset (30% offset for 2017/18 entry) against the tuition fee payable for each year of study.
*** All International students holding a UoL degree when enrolling on a PG programme. 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/].

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.