University of Portsmouth

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.

Course modules

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

Assessment methods

The varying teaching formats are reflected in the assignments. Assessment methods include: essays; industry reports; reflective accounts; professional presentations; projects and portfolios.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time February 2018 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time February 2018 GBP 12,600 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time February 2018 GBP 6,300 per Year 1 (International) 4 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time February 2018 GBP 1,590 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 4 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time October 2018 GBP 13,200 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time October 2018 GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time October 2018 GBP 1,590 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 4 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time October 2018 GBP 6,600 per Year 1 (International) 4 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time February 2019 GBP 13,200 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time February 2019 GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time February 2019 GBP 1,590 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 4 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time February 2019 GBP 6,600 per Year 1 (International) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time February 2018 GBP 12,600 per Year 1 (International) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time February 2018 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time February 2018 GBP 1,590 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time February 2018 GBP 6,300 per Year 1 (International) 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time October 2018 GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time October 2018 GBP 13,200 per Year 1 (International) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time October 2018 GBP 1,590 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time October 2018 GBP 6,600 per Year 1 (International) 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time February 2019 GBP 13,200 per Year 1 (International) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time February 2019 GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time February 2019 GBP 6,600 per Year 1 (International) 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time February 2019 GBP 1,590 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 6 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site PO1 2UP South East

Get in touch

Remember to mention TARGETpostgrad when contacting universities.

Key information

Contact: 
Research Team - Faculty of Science
Telephone number: 
02392842994