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PhD Opportunities

With around 30 current PhD students, we have a vibrant and diverse postgraduate community conducting research in a wide range of sport disciplines. A recent Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) revealed that 90% of students were satisfied with their programme and 100% of students were satisfied with the development of their research skills as a result of their supervision.

Our research in the Institute of Sport spans 6 broad themes (Enhancing Sport Performance; Occupational Performance; Health and Wellbeing; Equality and Diversity in Sport; Nutritional Supplementation; Optimising Practice in Physical Education) and these encompass a range of research interests and approaches (see link for information on research interests of our staff).

If you have a research idea you would like to pursue or just want to find out more about PhD research please do get in touch with our Research Lead (Iain Greenlees: or our Research Degrees Co-ordinator (Jason Lake: Please also feel free to contact potential supervisors to arrange preliminary discussions about PhD research with us.