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Meet current PhD students

Some of our PhD students introduce their thesis topics in these three-minute videos.
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Rob Mann: Injury and illness in competitive adolescent distance runners

Kate Sansum: Physical activity and sedentary time and arterial function in children

Curtis Wadey: Paediatric heart disease

Postgraduate study

Postgraduate study

A reputation for excellence

Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Exeter consistently ranks as one of the top UK sport science departments and has a strong international reputation, ranking in the top 10 in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2020.  We maintain an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research, and an exceptional track record for student satisfaction.

Supported by leading academics

As a postgraduate student you will be welcomed into a friendly, intellectually stimulating and highly supportive learning environment. You’ll benefit from programmes enhanced by the current research of our academic staff who collaborate with industry, national and international organisations and professional athletes to advance knowledge within the discipline. Students are supported by the Doctoral College which offers institution-wide support, training, and administration for all of our postgraduate and early career researchers.

Our degree programmes

Find out more about our taught postgraduate programmes and our research degrees.

Research degrees

Our research degrees are available with a part-time option:


Find out more about scholarships, bursaries and studentships:

Leading research
Contact us

For enquiries about taught programmes:

Tel: (+44) 01392 727272
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For enquiries about research degrees:

Tel: +44 (0) 1392 723310
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