Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Sport and Exercise Science

The course is about the scientific analysis of how the human body moves, exercises and performs sport. It is about understanding the sciences of biomechanics, physiology and psychology to provide the theoretical knowledge and it about applying this knowledge to practical situations. Sport science is concerned with applying science to maximise the performance of an individual athlete or team, whereas exercise science is concerned with applying science to improve health and well-being through exercise. A sport scientist might design a training programme to increase a distance runners' race speed or improve a basketball teams' ability to increase the tempo of a game. An exercise scientist, on the other hand, might design a training programme to aid weight loss or improve muscle strength so that an individual can continue to perform daily tasks without becoming tired.

Course modules

Assessment methods

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,500 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,026 per Year 1 (England) 5 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,250 per Year 1 (International) 5 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,026 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 5 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,026 per Year 1 (Scotland) 5 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,026 per Year 1 (Wales) 5 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Penglais Campus Aberystwyth SY23 3AR Wales

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Key information

Contact: 
Sport and Exercise Science Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01970 621545