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Sport, Health and Exercise Science Research Degrees - Phd

University of Hull

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Hull

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-FEB-21, 31-MAY-21

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

About our programmes

Research in Sport, Health and Exercise Science aims to enhance understanding of practices and processes that support the active lifestyles, health, well-being, sporting performance and coaching practices of individuals and groups. We have world-class staff and facilities, and we collaborate with world leading clinical and scientific researchers.

There are two research groups;

Exercise, Health and Human Performance (EHHP)
Sport, Pedagogy and Practice (SPP)

The EHHP group have medicine as an underlying theme and seek to understand the role and implementation of exercise testing for disease risk; the effectiveness of life-style interventions involving physical activity; and responses and adaptations to exercise and sport. The SPP group research seeks to develop innovative research that explores the complex and multi-layered nature of applied coaching practice, as well as the challenging nature of personal experiences within sport and exercise.

There are postgraduate research options in Sport, Health and Exercise Science, at PhD and MSc by Thesis levels. During a four-year PhD (seven years part-time), you will research and write a dissertation of 70,000 to 100,000 words on a topic chosen in conjunction with your supervisor. During a one-year MSc by Thesis degree (two years part-time), the main emphasis is on the research dissertation of 20,000 words. The topic is chosen by you with the advice of your supervisor.

Research

Exercise, Health and Human Performance (EHHP)

The research carried out by the EHHP group examines a broad range of topics related to the physiological, biomechanical and nutritional aspects of exercise, health and human performance. The research undertaken by this group focuses on four sub-themes:

Exercise epidemiology and meta-analysis
Clinical exercise testing and exercise training interventions
Biomolecular and nutritional aspects of exercise physiology and health
Monitoring and evaluation of elite sports performance

Sport, Pedagogy and Practice (SPP)

The over-reaching aim of the SPP group is to assess and influence coach and athlete well-being.

The research carried out by the SPP group examines psychological constructs among athletes (stress, coping, emotions, and morality) and coaches (coach behaviour and the coach-athlete relationship) in addition to the social-pedagogical complexities of coaching practice.

The research group uses a mixture of qualitative research methods, such as interviews and diaries, and quantitative research methods, such as structural equation modelling. It conducts investigations that are principally informed by the concepts and theories that have been taken from the academic disciplines of sociology, psychology, and education.

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University information

University of Hull

  • University League Table

    64th

  • Campus address

    University of Hull, Admissions Office, Cottingham Road, Hull, Kingston Upon Hull, HU6 7RX, England

International students starting an undergraduate or postgraduate degree could receive a tuition fee discount of up to £3,500 per year (terms apply).
Hull’s research takes on global issues – health inequalities, social injustice, climate change and more – to shape a fairer, brighter and carbon-neutral future.
At Hull, there are students from more than 100 countries from right across the world.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    33rd out of 35 6

    51st out of 84

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    168 69%

    30th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100 100%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.78 76%

    31st

    7
  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    136 68%

    30th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%

    70th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

    44th

    4

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