Research ( full-time, part-time)
January 2018, April 2018, September 2017
MPhil: Full-time, from 1 to 3 years. Part-time, from 2 to 4 years.
PhD via progression from MPhil, including that period: Full-time, from 2 to 5 years. Part-time, from 3 to 6 years.
PhD: Full-time, from 2 to 5 years. Part-time, from 3 to 6 years.
Pursue original research in physiology, psychology, biomechanics or coaching/pedagogy, in highly-equipped surroundings with an innovative, expert team.
The Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences brings together expertise in physiology, psychology, biomechanics and coaching/pedagogy.
Specialists from these disciplines collaborate on projects within four broad categories: athlete performance; recreational-based sport and exercise; health-based exercise; judo-based research.
Within this innovative and highly productive research environment we can provide you with supervision in a wide range of research topics, in well-equipped surroundings.
We host research seminars, conferences and workshops to aid knowledge-sharing and you’ll be part of a supportive postgraduate community encompassing many specialisms.
As an indication of activity within the department, here’s a brief overview of our current research projects:
If you've already conducted research and published work that demonstrates an independent and original contribution to knowledge in this field of you may wish to apply for a PhD by Published Work.
Our supervisory staff are recognised experts in their field. Their research expertise includes:
Dr Dan Gordon - Exercise physiology
Dr James Johnstone - Strength and conditioning, talent identification and development of excellence, use of mobile monitoring technology in sport and performance
Dr Charlotte Nevison - Human-horse communication in a ridden (sporting) context
Adrian Scruton - Chronic changes in muscle activation (EMG) and walking gait with the use of unstable shoe design
Dr Mathew Timmis - Investigating visual search strategies in sports performance and how these patterns change as a function of task demand
Katrina McDonald - Coaching and athlete education
The Faculty of Science & Technology is one of the largest of five faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full- or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, to a BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.
Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.
Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science and technology fields. This is key to all of our futures.
You’ll be able to use specialist laboratories and equipment including:
Anglia Ruskin's academic excellence was recognised in 2014, as part of the Research Excellence Framework (REF), an exercise which assesses the quality of academic research. Twelve areas of our work were classed as generating world-leading research. The results showed that we're making a significant impact on economies, societies, the environment and culture in all corners of the globe.
We’ll provide comprehensive research training in areas such as academic writing and publishing, research methods, subject developments, data analysis, conference skills and presentation.
If you're interested in finding out more about research study opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
MPhil: You’ll need a Bachelor degree or equivalent with first or upper second class honours, in a related subject area.
PhD: You’ll need a Master degree or equivalent in a related subject area.
Please note we consider most candidates for PhD with progression from MPhil. If you want to apply for direct entry to the PhD route, you’ll also need to provide academic justification for this with your application.
If English is not your first language, you'll require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (or equivalent test). If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.
It's possible that research in this area will need an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate. If we make you an offer to study with us we'll also give you the information you need to apply to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for your ATAS certificate. Receiving the ATAS certificate takes approximately four weeks.
Part-time research ()
September 2017, January 2018
Full-time, part-time research ()
January 2018, April 2018, September 2017
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