The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences provides an excellent environment for MPhil. We have an active group of both full-time and part- time postgraduate research students in the School. The breadth of staff research interests enables us to supervise research degrees in a number of areas, in the Sport and Exercise Sciences and in Sports Therapy. These areas include: mental fatigue; perceived effort and exercise capacity; training and sports performance; cycling efficiency, mega sporting events and their legacy; rehabilitation; physical activity in various populations; threat and challenge in sports psychology; sports nutrition; pre-habilitation and rehabilitation from injury or surgery; and manual therapy in sport and lower back pain.
As a research student at Kent, you are provided with training in research-specific and broader ‘transferable skills', including academic writing, career management and presentation skills. During term time, the research groups hold weekly meetings to discuss ongoing work, and there are also weekly seminars featuring external speakers. If you do not have any postgraduate experience of statistical analysis, you can take our MSc module in Research Methods.
This school offers programs in:
An MSc, or a first or upper-second class honours degree in a relevant subject.