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Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences PhD

Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences PhD

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Full time | Loughborough University | 3 years | 01-OCT-22

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Full time


3 years

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Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Medical Sciences Sports / Movement Science

Course type


Course Summary

Our world-leading School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences is renowned for fundamental and applied research which supports knowledge advancement and informs the practice of organisations worldwide.

We have extensive links and research contracts with industry and education partners, and with sport and health organisations. Together, our research activity encompasses a broad range of social and natural sciences within the themes of:

performance in sport
lifestyle for health and wellbeing
participation in sport and exercise.

Our staff are renowned internationally for the quality of their teaching and research, which has influenced policy and practice around the world. 100% of our research impact was rated as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) and we have been ranked first in the world for sports-related subjects for the fourth year in a row by the QS World University Rankings by Subject (2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020). Our research and our academics also regularly see us making headlines and appearing in the media, such is our prominence in the fields of health, sport, exercise and biomedical science.

We have extensive state-of-the-art facilities, including within the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine – East Midlands (NCSEM-EM), to give you advanced skills and techniques to conduct leading research. Our facilities cover:

physiology, nutrition and biochemistry
human biology
sports policy and management
physical activity and health
physical education

Our expertise, combined with ongoing investment in buildings, laboratories and equipment make our School a stimulating and multidisciplinary environment in which to undertake your research.

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Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) or a master’s degree in a relevant subject.