Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Sport Studies, Leisure and Nutrition

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. •Study for three years full time or up to six years part time •Join a School known for its internationally-acclaimed research •Explore the availability of research scholarships •Enjoy expert supervision and researcher training •Benefit from excellent facilities and great industry connections Your programme route will depend on your qualifications and experience. Most students complete their PhD via 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. Student support The University offers a comprehensive induction programme and a varied programme of generic skills training opportunities. You will be allocated up to three supervisors (including a Director of Studies) who will work with you during your research. Throughout your studies, you will also have the support of LJMU's Graduate School which offers expert advice and guidance to those enrolled on MPhil and PhD programmes. Specific research-related training needs are identified on an individual basis. You can study topics such as: •Advanced Presentation Skills •Applying for Ethical Approval •How to be an Effective Researcher •Poster Presentation/Design •Postgraduate Employability Skills •Project Management •Writing Skills including Creative Planning for Writing your Thesis •Surviving the Viva •Speed Reading

Entry requirements

If you are applying for an MPhil or an MPhil/PhD you should normally have, or be expecting to obtain, a 1st or upper 2nd-Class Honours degree in a relevant subject. If you are applying for a PhD direct you must: Have a Masters degree with a research dissertation in a relevant subject; have had research training directly related to the PhD project. If you have qualifications other than those above, your application will be considered individually on merit. Appropriate research and previous experience will be taken into account.

Course modules

You can study topics such as: Advanced presentation skills; applying for ethical approval; how to be an effective researcher; poster presentation/ design; postgraduate employability skills; project management; writing skills including creative planning for writing your thesis; surviving the viva; speed reading.

Assessment methods

You can progress from MPhil to PhD, via a written and oral assessment in year 2 (full time students) or year 3 (part time students).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2017 - 33 months
PhD Part-time September 2017 - 45 months

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