Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Postgraduate research opportunities in Sport and Exercise Science

Excellent research opportunities await at the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, enabling you to work at the forefront of developments with leading experts. - Study full or part-time over one to seven years - Choose from a wide range of subject areas (see Details tab for more information) - Complete your research degree (MPhil/PhD) in a Faculty known for its internationally-acclaimed research - Explore scholarship opportunities - Benefit from expert supervision and researcher training - Enjoy excellent facilities and great employment connections The programme route you undertake will depend on your qualifications and experience. Most of our students initially register for MPhil/PhD and go on to complete their PhD via successful progression from MPhil. You can study for an MPhil full time over one or two years or part time over two to four years. Progressing from an MPhil (and including MPhil registration), you can study for a PhD full time over 33 to 48 months or part time over 45 to 84 months. If you are taking a direct route PhD, you can study full-time over two to three years or part-time over three to six years.

Entry requirements

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD: You will need: a minimum 2.1 Masters degree with a research dissertation in a relevant subject and research training relating to your chosen subject area for a PhD direct Additional information: IELTS 6.5 minimum 5.5 in each component) 58-64 (minimum 51 in each component for UKVI purposes) RPL is accepted on this programme If you have any specific queries, please contact scspgt@ljmu.ac.uk Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC. View country specific entry requirements: www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/courses/international-entry-requirements Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team (internationaladmissions@ljmu.ac.uk) for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages: www.ljmu.ac.uk/international

Course modules

School of Sport and Exercise Sciences Explore the possibilities LJMU's School of Sport and Exercise Sciences is the second highest ranked sport and exercise science institution in the UK. It delivers innovative, research-led and employability-focused postgraduate studies that are supported by world-class academics and state-of-the-art laboratory facilities. The School is proud of its long-standing tradition in innovation and excellence in the field of Sport Science. We have a worldwide reputation for leading edge sport science teaching and research. The Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences (RISES) was established in 1997 and continues to be a cutting-edge and vibrant home for research activity within the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences. The success of RISES staff is demonstrated by our high-profile international reputation for Research Training and Research Outputs. In the 2014 REF, 97% of research submitted by LJMU's School of Sport and Exercise Sciences was considered world-leading or internationally excellent. This research helps ensure that our postgraduate learning is at the vanguard of developments in the field and that you have an opportunity to study alongside leading experts. We offer opportunities to complete MPhil and PhD research across a wide range of sport science disciplines, working alongside nationally and internationally respected academics based in our acclaimed research groups. Supervision is available in: Sport and Exercise Sciences including Biomechanics Brain and Behaviour Cardiovascular Science Chronobiology Muscle Metabolism and Nutrition Physical Activity Exercise and Health Psychology and Development The Science of Football

Assessment methods

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic. Final examination for both the MPhil and the PhD is by thesis and oral examination. The MPhil differs from the PhD in terms of the depth of study required and the extent of your personal contribution to knowledge. It requires competence in conducting an independent enquiry as well as in the use of appropriate research methods and techniques. Examiners will expect you to display satisfactory background knowledge of the subject. To gain a PhD you are expected to show mastery of a special field and to have made an original personal contribution to the understanding of a problem, the advancement of knowledge, or the generation of new ideas. Examiners will expect you to be at the forefront of understanding in your chosen topic. If you are studying for an MPhil you may be able to progress to a PhD, via written and oral assessments in Year 2 (for full-time students) or Year 3 (for part-time students).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time September 2019 - 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time September 2019 - 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 - 48 Months
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2019 - 84 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University L2 2QP North West

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