Sport Leadership, Education and Society at University of Gloucestershire - UCAS

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Course summary

The impact of the research undertaken in the sport and exercise sciences on sports performance, people, policy and practice was rated as world-leading and internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework 2014. The School of Sport and Exercise plays host to a vibrant academic community where creative research comes together with cutting-edge scholarship to facilitate the needs of partners from business, community, education, government and voluntary organisations. The school is located at the purpose-built Oxstalls campus on the outskirts of the city of Gloucester and provides excellent facilities for research, networking and professional development. Research students benefit from research laboratory spaces and dedicated learning resources. For all higher degrees by research (MA or MSc by Research, MPhil and PhD), candidates are required to investigate an approved topic that results in an independent and original contribution to knowledge, and to demonstrate, by thesis, an understanding of research methods appropriate to the chosen topic area. All research students are required to complete the university’s Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods. Research students may study other postgraduate modules in line with their specific programmes of study and develop areas of expertise. Research Areas: Research in the area includes nationally and internationally funded projects working with communities, governing bodies and international research teams, offering the opportunity to work with researchers embedded in global research communities. A well-established research culture greets incoming students who join a large community of postgraduate scholars and a thriving research environment. Students are encouraged to present their research findings at local, national and international conferences and via internal events. Research areas include:

  • physical activity and wellbeing
  • sport, spirituality and religion - communities, pedagogy and participation
  • sport philosophy and ethics
This research contributes to the research priority area Sport, Exercise, Health and Wellbeing. For more information and to apply for the Sport Leadership, Education and Society programme, please visit the subject page via

Entry requirements

- MA or MSc by Research/MRes: at least a 2.1 honours degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject area - PhD: a master’s degree or equivalent in a subject area relevant to the proposed research topic - We actively encourage applications from students from different backgrounds who demonstrate appropriate research experience and achievement - EU and international students need IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other component) or equivalent

English language requirements

International students will need to produce evidence of an acceptable score on an approved English language test such as IELTS. We run pre-sessional English language courses to help you prepare for undergraduate or postgraduate study.

English Language requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £40000 Whole course
England £20000 Whole course
Northern Ireland £20000 Whole course
Scotland £20000 Whole course
Wales £20000 Whole course
International £40000 Whole course

Additional fee information

Please visit the subject page via for full fees and costs information. The fee listed here does not include the continuation fee which is charged annually for years registered after the expected duration. The continuation fee is also charged at the point of thesis submission, for more details please see the tuition fee policy.
Sport Leadership, Education and Society at University of Gloucestershire - UCAS