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Health and Exercise Sciences PhD

Health and Exercise Sciences PhD

Key information
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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Health Care Management / Health Studies Sports / Movement Science

Course type

Research

Course Summary

In this course, we offer research supervision in all areas of staff expertise in health and exercise science and related areas. As a research student at Essex, you’ll work at the heart of our internationally acknowledged and well-connected research community. Our School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences offers an environment with an excellent reputation for research and teaching. We also offer an MSc by Dissertation (MSD) and an MPhil in this subject. Our graduates go on to a range of careers. We currently have graduates working in both clinical and management positions in local trusts, hospitals and care organisations, as well as in local and county councils. Others work in biomedical laboratories and in the biotechnology industry, both in research and development, and in sales. A research degree doesn't have a taught structure, giving you the chance to investigate your chosen topic in real depth and reach a profound understanding. In communicating that understanding, through a thesis or other means, you have a rare opportunity to generate knowledge. A research degree allows you to develop new high-level skills, enhance your professional development and build new networks.

Different course options

Full time | Colchester Campus | 4 years | OCT-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

4 years

Start date

OCT-19

Modules

In this module, you must attend two formal supervisory board meetings each year where you submit literature reviews and research reports to the Board members prior to the meeting. At these meetings, such documents are discussed with you and your progress is assessed. Your PhD thesis is generally completed within three to four years and has a maximum length of 80,000 words. Great importance is given to the completion of PhDs within a four-year period from the time of initial registration.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,630

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£17,040

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a good honours degree or Masters degree, or equivalent, in a related subject. A well-developed research proposal is also essential.