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International: £12,875 per year
- Become trained in research methods and complete a high level research project
- Study for a higher degree by research in one of our well-respected sport and physical activity research centres.
- Research key themes including sports engineering, physical activity and nutritional innovations for health, sports economics, and sociologies of sport and health.
Study for a higher degree by research in one of our well-respected centres. Across our Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre, Sport Industry Research Centre, Centre for Sport and Exercise Science and Centre for Sports Engineering Research, we focus on cutting-edge applied research in sport and physical activity.
How you learn
On this course you are part of a vibrant community of postgraduates, working closely with experienced academics to develop your knowledge and expertise. We support a wide range of research opportunities and help you work towards your research degree by offering
- supervision by active researchers in your chosen area
- access to excellent facilities and learning resources
- part-time teaching and tutorial work to broaden your experience
- lively debate and discussion with your peers
Course leaders and tutors
Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Sports Engineering Research (CSER), specialising in the use of consumer depth cameras in biomechanics and 3D imaging.
In addition to well respected research profiles, many members of our academic team have extensive experience of applied work as consultants with elite sports, governing bodies and healthcare organisations in the UK and internationally.
A number of the team also have honorary academic appointments with universities in several European countries, and we have extensive collaborations with universities in Europe, North American, Australia, East Asia and the Middle East.
Research degrees are a vital qualification for most academic careers, and for professional specialisation and development in an existing or planned career.
Where will I study?
You study at Collegiate Campus
Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.Collegiate Campus map
Collegiate Library can be found just off Ecclesall Road. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
You will join the vibrant community of sports doctoral students, located together with health students In a shared office space which supports collaboration and networking across the doctoral community. You will have access to the specialist laboratory and sports spaces of the centers.
All applicants should hold a strong undergraduate degree (2.1 or above) and/or a relevant masters qualification (or expectation of the same).
All applicants must submit a completed postgraduate application form including a 1500 word research proposal.
You are encouraged to find out more about our staff and their current research to inform the development of your research proposal and to ensure it aligns with our research themes. Before submitting your proposal, please contact the member(s) of staff listed against the relevant research theme.
Applicants are required to give a short 10–15 minute presentation followed by an interview. Interview panel members will include the head of research degrees for the relevant research area or centre, a local postgraduate research tutor and a prospective director of studies.
Where English is not your first language, you must show evidence of English language ability to the following minimum level of proficiency: an overall IELTS score of 7.0 or above, with at least 6.5 in each component or an accepted equivalent. Please note that your test score must be current, i.e. within the last two years.
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU postgraduate research students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £4,407per year.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for international postgraduate research students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £12,875 per year.
Doctoral student loans
Up to £25,700 available to help you while you study a postgraduate doctoral course.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Sport and physical activity courses (PDF)
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