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Research Degrees

If you are keen to further develop your knowledge, understanding and passion for sport, exercise and physical activity, a research degree can help you do just that.

It will give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in a specific field of study and develop your expertise under supervision. This support will help you to undertake highly developed research that will contribute new insight to the field. A research degree can also set you apart from others when it comes to your career.

The Carnegie School of Sport is home to the Institute for Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure, an increasingly attractive destination for those wanting to work on projects of real-world significance that are co-produced with practitioners, industry experts and policy-makers in the world of sport and physical activity. The School prides itself on its high level of applied research activity and thriving community of over 100 research students working alongside academics with a range of cutting-edge specialisms. Our academics are globally recognised for their research on doping prevention, weight management, sport coaching effectiveness and professional practice, physical activity promotion and equity and difference in PE and sport. In addition, new areas of research strength are emerging including rugby science, performance in extreme environments and healthy ageing.

Take a look at the types of research degrees available through our University, and for more information about studying with us, contact our Research Admissions team on 0113 812 5375/ researchadmissions@leedsbeckett.ac.uk. Our academic staff are pleased to help prospective students develop their research proposals as part of the application process. They are also happy for prospective research students to visit the School to see the facilities and to meet academic staff and research students.

To get a feel for the kind of research we do, take a look at our Institute for Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure website.