Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Postgraduate research opportunities in Sport Studies, Leisure and Nutrition

Excellent research opportunities await at the Sport Studies, Leisure and Nutrition. Work at the forefront of developments with leading experts. - Study full or part-time over one to seven years - 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 Masters degree with a research dissertation in a relevant subject and research training relating to your chosen subject area for a PhD direct If you are applying for an MPhil or MPhil/PhD, you need a minimum 2:1 honours degree in a relevant subject. 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 marshadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk (Education) health@ljmu.ac.uk (Health) 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 Studies, Leisure and Nutrition Explore the possibilities Explore a world of fascinating postgraduate research opportunities in the School of Sport Studies, Leisure and Nutrition at Liverpool John Moores University and become a valued and integral part of our growing research community. The School of Sport Studies, Leisure and Nutrition offers a dynamic and supportive postgraduate environment. You will enjoy unique networking opportunities plus the chance to work with expert academics carrying out innovative research and engagement activities. The School's learning disciplines are organised into eight subject areas: Education, Early childhood studies, Sport, Dance, Outdoor education, Tourism, Events and Food. You will work alongside research-active staff and external professionals. This will ensure that your studies are in line with current and developing practice. Research for a higher degree should be an exciting, enjoyable, intellectually stimulating and valuable experience and that is what is on offer in the School of Sport Studies, Leisure and Nutrition. The wide range of expertise on offer in the School means it is able to offer extensive supervisory opportunities for postgraduate research. And due to the applied nature of the work here, tutors are always able to ensure research is relevant to professions, policy and practice. Resident academics offer a dynamic, simulating and supportive research environment with regular research seminars, an annual Faculty research conference and training workshops.

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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Key information

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Faculty of Education, Health and Community (Education)
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01512315340