University of Portsmouth
Sport and Exercise Science
The aim of your postgraduate research degree is to ensure that you have the requisite research training and education to prepare you for future research and career endeavours. As such, all research programmes are delivered in conjunction with the Graduate School where a comprehensive development programme covering all aspects of research training and processes are covered, this in addition to having a supervisory team of up to three academics. Further to this, all postgraduate researchers are encouraged to attend, and submit work to appropriate conferences. The research award (either MPhil or PhD) will be assessed via a written thesis and a viva-voce examination.
Master of Philosophy - MPhil: A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or a Master's degree in an appropriate subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. All applicants are subject to interview. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
Environmental and Occupational Science Research areas include: Environmental and survival physiology, and medicine Preparation for, and protection from, environmental extremes Psychology of performance in extreme environments Surveillance and cognitive function Responses to cold water immersion Peripheral vascular response to cold challenges Cold water swimming training, thermoregulation over the course of a season The effect of exercise when exposed to hypoxia following habituation to hand and forearm cooling The influence of exercise in the cold on respiratory function, airway remodelling and the development of respiratory conditions The influence of overweight and obesity on respiratory function, particularly in paediatric groups Peripheral vascular responses evoked in normal and cold-sensitive individuals by iontophoresis of a1- and a2-adrenoceptor agonists The effect of acute beetroot juice supplementation on local skin temperature and blood flow following cold water immersion in normal and cold-sensitive individuals Diagnostic tests in Non-Freezing Cold Injury Ethnic differences in thermoregulation Occupational physiology and fitness standards Performance psychology of individuals and organisations Role of exercise testing in elective and non-elective surgical screening and the effect of exercise prescription in managing surgical risk Interaction of nutritional supplementation and exercise on health outcomes in individuals with chronic disease Stress and emotion Performance profiling Psychology of extreme environment activities Mechanism(s) of exercise limitation in patients with chronic disease Influence of chronic disease on oxygen uptake kinetics and muscle metabolism Respiratory muscle training and singing in children and adults with cystic fibrosis Human Movement Research areas include: Understanding appropriate breast support Clinical implications of breast pain Influences of the breast on physical activity Biomechanics of sports apparel The behaviour of soft tissue during dynamic sporting activities Breast support implications (biomechanical, physiological or psychological) for specific athlete or occupation populations The effect of bra fit and breast characteristics on functional breast support The development of educational material for breast health issues in specific populations Enhancing human performance Clinical exercise science and physical activity promotion Breathing muscle limitations and training in sport and/or exercise Swimming performance physiology Breathing muscle limitations in swimming and/or methods to overcome limitations Physical activity for type II diabetes Evaluating exercise referral services Exercise service provision for patients with cardiac, pulmonary and diabetes conditions Force dissipation characteristics of different surface / footwear interfaces Assistive devices Relationship between physical activity and the development of sport and movement skills Optimisation of training methods for improving perceptual skill and decision making Psychology of elite performance Psychological skills training for sports performance Psychology of sports coaching Talent identification of elite referees, pathways, referee selection and development Analysis of refereeing pathways, structures, models, training and performance Examination of spatio-temporal constraints on perceptual-motor control Multi segment neuromuscular changes during impact in response to anticipated and unanticipated post landing movement directio Professionalism in Sport - business ethics, corporate social responsibility and codes of conduct within the sports industry The history of Women's Rugby Union Psychological Contracts and Risk Management within the Sports Industry
The varying teaching formats are reflected in the assignments. Assessment methods include: essays; industry reports; reflective accounts; professional presentations; projects and portfolios.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|Master of Philosophy - MPhil||Full-time||October 2018||4,195 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||2 Years|
|Master of Philosophy - MPhil||Full-time||October 2018||13,200 per Year 1 (International)||2 Years|
|Master of Philosophy - MPhil||Part-time||October 2018||1,590 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||4 Years|
|Master of Philosophy - MPhil||Part-time||October 2018||6,600 per Year 1 (International)||4 Years|
|Master of Philosophy - MPhil||Full-time||February 2019||13,200 per Year 1 (International)||2 Years|
|Master of Philosophy - MPhil||Full-time||February 2019||4,195 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||2 Years|
|Master of Philosophy - MPhil||Part-time||February 2019||1,590 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||4 Years|
|Master of Philosophy - MPhil||Part-time||February 2019||6,600 per Year 1 (International)||4 Years|
|Master of Philosophy - MPhil||Full-time||October 2019||13,900 per Year 1 (International)||2 Years|
|Master of Philosophy - MPhil||Full-time||October 2019||4,260 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||2 Years|
|Master of Philosophy - MPhil||Part-time||October 2019||2,130 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||4 Years|
|Master of Philosophy - MPhil||Part-time||October 2019||6,950 per Year 1 (International)||4 Years|
|Master of Philosophy - MPhil||Full-time||February 2020||13,900 per Year 1 (International)||2 Years|
|Master of Philosophy - MPhil||Full-time||February 2020||4,260 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||2 Years|
|Master of Philosophy - MPhil||Part-time||February 2020||2,130 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||4 Years|
|Master of Philosophy - MPhil||Part-time||February 2020||6,950 per Year 1 (International)||4 Years|
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