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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Bay Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Sport and Exercise Science research at Swansea University takes place in the Applied Sports, Technology, Exercise and Medicine (A-STEM) research centre.

Research activity in Sport and Exercise Science is in three main areas:

Elite Sports Performance
Exercise Medicine and Health
Sports Ethics, Integrity and Governance

With our flourishing research environment Swansea University provides an excellent base for your research as a PhD or MPhil student in Sports Science.

Your supervisor will:

Advise on research aims and objectives and suggest relevant training or skills courses
Provide direction in terms of relevant literature and sources
Give guidance on gathering, recording and analysing data
Supervise your written work, providing constructive criticism and ensuring you keep to deadlines
Support and advise you when it comes to presenting papers at conferences, publishing your work and attending your viva (the final oral examination of your thesis).

Recent PhD's include:

  • The use of ischemic preconditioning as a strategy for preconditioning, training and recovery within elite sport performance
  • Development and evaluation of a support programme for parents of elite youth athletes
  • Novel methods of conceptualising and measuring physical activity in children using 3D printing
  • Investigating the Measurement of Physical Activity and its Impact on Quality of Life in Youth with Cystic Fibrosis
  • Theories of justice and fair play in tennis
  • Optimising motivation for exercise based video games: A needs based perspective
  • Examination of the prevalence of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes risk in a workplace-based setting

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,150per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Swansea University

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  • Campus address

    Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, Swansea, SA2 8PP, Wales

Swansea University, established in 1920 is renowned for its research reputation, teaching excellence and its unique seafront location.
Swansea is an international university with students from over 130 countries and a strong international academic community.
The university has a friendly campus community, offering specialist support for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    18th out of 84 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    129 64%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%



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