MPhil/PhD Sport and Exercise Science/Sports Studies

University of Lincoln
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Full time/part time
Doctorate / PhD
Scholarships available
On campus
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About this program

MPhil/PhD Sport and Exercise Science/Sports Studies

The School of Sport and Exercise Science offers a wide range of research degree opportunities across various disciplines within sport and exercise science and sports studies, drawing on the specialist research interests of members of our staff. Registration for the MPhil/PhD or PhD allows you to devise and pursue a chosen topic of enquiry under the supervision of staff with expertise in that area.

Research is an essential component of the School's activity and it is committed to maintaining an infrastructure and intellectually stimulating environment that support the development of the next generation of researchers. Applications for postgraduate research are welcome across the diverse sport, exercise, physical culture, and health disciplines in which the School's academic staff specialise.

In addition to subject-specific support from a supervisory team, students can benefit from a programe of research training that is designed to build on existing knowledge and develop advanced skills and expertise.

Admission requirements

Entry Requirements

MPhil: First or upper second class honours degree in a related subject.

PhD: Master's degree in a relevant subject area and with a substantial research component. Exceptionally, a first class honours degree will be considered.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Research Groups and Topics

The key to success on a postgraduate research programe is to find a research topic that you are passionate about and identify a supervisory team that has expertise in this area. The first thing that all prospective students should do is directly contact a member of staff from one of these areas that you feel is best aligned with your chosen research area to discuss the application process further.

  • Biofeedback in Sport Research Group
  • Wellbeing Research Group

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the University of Lincoln website for more information.



Full Time

  • Home: £4,596
  • International: £16,400


  • Home: £ 2,298
  • International: £8,200


Full Time

  • Home: £4,712
  • International: £16,700


  • Home: £ 2,356
  • International: £8,350


How You Study

Due to the nature of postgraduate research programes, the majority of time is spent in independent study and research.

Students will have regular meetings with their academic supervisors, but the frequency of these will vary depending on the mode of study, individual requirements, subject area, staff availability, and stage of programe.

Career paths

A doctoral qualification can be the capstone of academic achievement and often marks the beginning of a career in academia or research. A research programe provides the opportunity to become a true expert in your chosen field, while developing a range of valuable transferable skills that can support your career progression. A research-based degree is also the most direct pathway to an academic career. PhDs and research degrees are a great chance to expand your network and meet diverse people with similar interests, knowledge, and passion.

The University’s Doctoral School provides a focal point for Lincoln’s community of researchers, where ideas and experiences can be developed and shared across disciplines. It also offers support and training to help equip you for both academic and non-academic careers.

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University of Lincoln

Brayford Pool
LN6 7TS Lincoln

Phone no: +44 (0)1522 835 528

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