Professional Doctorate in Research Degrees in the Institute of Sport & Physical Activity Research (ISPAR)

    About This Professional Doctorate

    Course Description

    About the course

    The Research degrees are designed to develop a strong theoretical foundation and practical understanding in the exercise sciences. Practical experiences include laboratory skill development in preparation to engaging in the scientific process, including several extended research projects which are submitted as a thesis. Emphasis is placed on assisting students to extend their research efforts into conference presentations, and manuscript preparation for peer-review.

    Key features

    -Access units from the taught Master's in Sport to broaden your learning experience
    -Opportunity to undertake independent research

    Career opportunities

    The benefits of a research degree include: entry level exercise science positions (ranging from jobs in an academic environment, clinical/health settings, to coaching opportunities); increased marketability for funded PhD positions; opportunities in industry (research and development) and other areas within the public and private health sectors; and possibilities in the fitness industry.

    The University welcomes research degree applications in the following areas:

    -Physical activity, nutrition and health
    -Social studies of sport
    -Applied sport and exercise physiology
    -Physical education and sport pedagogy

    Visit the Research Degrees in the Institute of Sport & Physical Activity Research (ISPAR) page on the University of Bedfordshire website for more details!

    Entry Requirements

    UK students will normally need at least a second class Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant science-based subject.

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