The aim of the Department of Sport and Exercise Science is to provide staff, final year and postgraduate students with the opportunity to undertake high quality, internationally recognised, applied research in the sub-discipline fields of Physiology, Psychology, Biomechanics, Health and Sport Development. The Department is growing its research activity in the area of sports development. Sports development staff have expertise in the work of national governing bodies, education, comparative aspects of sport provision, talent development, adventure sports and sports business, both from a national and international perspective.

Research degree work focuses on completion of a thesis; supervision is available in research areas including: human and applied physiology; biomechanics; sports development; psychology; health; evaluating local sport projects that engage with the health/education sectors and major National Lottery facilities; sports injuries and treatments; physical activity in school children; gender issues in sport and exercise; eating disorders in athletes; concentration issues for sports performance; and psychphysiological aspects of survival.

The course can be studied full-time over three years or part-time over six years.


Please contact the University for more information.

UK requirements for international applications

Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.



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.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 7.0 with no component score below 6.5

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 7 CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

75 (Grade B)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

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