PhD opportunities

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Research is an essential component of the School's activity. Because of this, we believe that it is very important to invest in excellence in postgraduate training and research infrastructure, and to maintain an intellectually stimulating environment that supports high quality research.

We are able to meet your aspirations by offering research degrees across a wide range of areas from exercise science to sport coaching.

Studying with us you will gain valuable academic and employability skills leading to a wide range of career outcomes. Supporting your personal employability aspirations is a key focus for all our postgraduate programmes. Full details about our PhD programme is available here and our currently available PhD opportunities are listed below.

Information on studying for a PhD by Distance Learning can be found here.

You can also develop your own research interest and identify a member of staff who may be able to supervise your proposed project. It is not a requirement to provide a detailed research proposal (unless you wish to do so), but you should provide an outline of your area of research interest. A description of the research interests of members of staff within our School can be found by viewing their profile pages here



By doing a PhD in Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences you will be joining a thriving research culture at the College of Life and Environmental Sciences and become part of our Graduate School.

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