Sports Science (PhD)

Swansea University the United Kingdom

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About Sports Science at Swansea University

Course Overview

With our flourishing research environment looking at elite sports performance and exercise health and medicine, Swansea University provides an excellent base for your research as a PhD or MPhil student in Sports Science.

  • Concurrent Training in Professional Soccer Players - Liam Kilduff
  • The use of ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) as a strategy for preconditioning, training and recovery within elite sport performance - Liam Kilduff
  • Performance Profiling in International U20 and Senior Rugby Union Players - Liam Kilduff
  • Development and evaluation of a support programme for parents of elite youth athletes - Camilla Knight
  • The effects of an Inspiratory Muscle Training intervention on the physiological and psychosocial health of children and adults with cystic fibrosis - Melitta McNarry
  • The x4a trial: eXercise for asthma - Melitta McNarry
  • Novel methods of conceptualising and measuring physical activity in children using 3D printing - Melitta McNarry
  • Investigating the Measurement of Physical Activity and its Impact on Quality of Life in Youth with Cystic Fibrosis - Kelly Mackintosh
  • The Commando Joe's project: the effect of a military ethos based high intensity interval training on children's health and mental well-being - Kelly Mackintosh
  • Ethics, big data and genetic ethics - Michael McNamee
  • Ethics, regulation and nanotechnology in sport - Michael McNamee
  • Disability, Enhancement and Paralympic Classification: an ethical and regulatory investigation  - Michael McNamee
  • Theories of justice and fair play in tennis - Michael McNamee
  • A longitudinal investigation of elite sprinter's acceleration technique and performance within and between seasons - Neil Bezodis
  • Development and implementation of an in-house nutritional behavioural change capability focused on overweight and obese consumers. - Joanne Hudson
  • Optimising motivation for exercise based video games: A needs based perspective - Joanne Hudson
  • Examination of the prevalence of cardiovascular disease  and type 2 diabetes risk in a  workplace-based setting - Richard Bracken

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  • The awardPhDHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
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  • The awardPhDHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study6 years
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  • The awardMPhilHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study2 years
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  • The awardMPhilHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study4 years
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Notes about fees for this course

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU International Ph.D. Full-time £4,280 £17,950 Ph.D. Part-time £2,140 £9,000 M.Phil. Full-time £4,280 £17,950 M.Phil. Part-time £2,140 £9,000

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

Note: The UK/EU fee is indicative pending confirmation from RCUK

If your course starts in January, April or July 2018 please refer to the 2017/18 fee costs on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: If you require a Tier 4 student visa you must be studying full-time. If you are in the UK under a different visa category, it may be possible for you to study part-time. Please see our part-time study and visas page for more information.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for the PhD or MPhil Sports Science is a first or upper second class honours degree in Sports Science or similar relevant science discipline.

We welcome applications by prospective students from around the world and look for evidence of previous study that is equivalent to the entry requirements stated above. The Postgraduate Admissions Office are happy to advise you on whether your qualifications are suitable for entry to the course you would like to study. Please email for further information.

If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification to make sure you get the full benefit from studying at Swansea. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test, the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 5.5 in each component).

Applicants to this programme would normally be expected to meet the minimum entry requirements indicated above. The College/School reserves the right to ask for higher academic grades and qualifications. Admissions decisions take into account not only prior academic qualifications, but also factors including the standard of the research synopsis/proposal submitted by the applicant, their performance at interview (if required), intensity of competition for limited places and relevant professional experience (where appropriate).

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