Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
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Loughborough University

School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Postgraduate research

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Research degree opportunities (MPhil/PhD)

Postgraduate research in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University is dedicated to advancing knowledge in four areas:

What does research training involve?

Your MPhil/PhD study aims to provide a sound foundation for future research and career opportunities.

You may be required to attend postgraduate Research Methods lectures and lab classes (2-4 hours per week) as part of your research training and you will also be encorouged to attend appropriate conferences and to submit poster and oral presentations.

Students register for either an MPhil or PhD and over the course of their studies progress is discussed and assessed at an annual review meeting.

At the end of your studies you will be required to submit a written thesis and attend a viva-voce examination.

School support and training for research students

Full-time research students are provided with:

  • A supervisor who provides academic and personal support
  • Desk and workstation
  • An allowance for photocopying and inter-library loans
  • Students can request funding for conference travel from their supervisors if appropriate, or can apply for external funding where available
  • Research training that includes research seminars and taught modules in advanced research methods
  • Representatives for both home and international students in the School’s Committee structure
  • Opportunities to assist with tutorials or laboratory practicals for undergraduate students

Entry Qualification

  • Applicants are normally required to have at least a 2:1 degree at undergraduate level
  • Having a Masters degree is advantageous in terms of experience and research training

Fees and funding