Sport and Exercise Sciences MPhil, PhD

Research ( full-time, part-time)

Cambridge

January, April, September

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.

Overview

Pursue original research in physiology, psychology, biomechanics or coaching/pedagogy, in highly-equipped surroundings with an innovative, expert team.

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Supervision and support

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 Matthew 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
  • Dr Lee Smith - Physical activity promotion and sedentary behaviour reduction
  • Dr Mathew Dowling - Application of organisational and political theory to examine the changing organisation and structure of sport systems within the UK and Canada
  • Dr Justin Roberts - Performance and functional nutrition in relation to sport, health and exercise physiology
  • Dr Itay Basevitch - Decision-making skills in team sports and the relationship among environmental stimuli, exercise performance and related cognitive variables
  • Dr Francesca Cavallerio - Health and Wellbeing of athletes, psychology of sports injuries, athlete retirement
  • Dr Anna Stodter - Sports coaches’ learning and education
  • Dr Kjell van Paridon - The influence of psychological stress on visual attention, motor skill execution and performance

Where you'll research

Your faculty

The Faculty of Science & Engineering is one of the largest of the four faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full-time or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, 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, technology and engineering fields. This is key to all of our futures.

Where can I study?

Cambridge
Lord Ashcroft Building on our Cambridge campus

Our campus is close to the centre of Cambridge, often described as the perfect student city.

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Specialist facilities

You’ll be able to use specialist laboratories and equipment including:

  • Dedicated Human Performance Suite
  • Exercise Physiology laboratory
  • Biomechanics Laboratory
  • Learning Zone computer suite

Fees & funding

Course fees

UK & EU students, 2018/19 (per year)

£4,260

UK & EU students, 2018/19 (Part-time, per year)

£2,130

International students, 2018/19 (per year)

£12,600

International students, 2018/19 (part-time, per year)

£6,300

Bench fees

In some cases extra costs known as bench fees will be charged for a postgraduate research degree. These are to cover additional/ exceptional costs directly related to a specific research project.

Some examples of these costs are (the list is not exhaustive): equipment hire, access costs to specialist equipment/workshops, volunteer expenses, specialist tissue/cell culture, specialist reagents or materials, specialist software, access to specialist databases, data collection costs, specialist media, recording or digital storage needs.

We charge bench fees in bands. They may apply for every year of your course. These bands are the same for full- and part-time students.

If you have to pay bench fees this will be made clear at your interview, and stated in your offer letter.

For 2018/19 the bench fee bands are:

  1. £500
  2. £1,000
  3. £2,000
  4. £4,000
  5. £8,000

PhD by Published Work

Initial registration: £1,100
Full registration: £3,500

Writing up fees 2018-19

Full-time: £1,400
Part-time: £1,000

Funding

For advice on funding, scholarships and PhD studentship opportunities, please visit our finance pages for postgraduate students and researchers.

You might also find The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding helpful.

ARU research

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.

Careers

We’ll provide comprehensive research training in areas such as academic writing and publishing, research methods, subject developments, data analysis, conference skills and presentation.

Contact details

If you're interested in finding out more about research study opportunities, please email SE-research@anglia.ac.uk

Entry requirements

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.

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