Preparing a research proposal

If you are considering Exeter as a place to study, we strongly encourage you to find out as much as possible about the areas of research being undertaken in Sport and Health Sciences. There are four research groups, which focus on Children’s Health and Exercise, Integrative Physiology,
Human Movement Science and Physical Activity and Health Across the Lifespan.

The research pages of our website provide details of what current research students are studying, and details about their supervisors’ interests, including recent publications. Research spans from a pre-clinical or laboratory focus through to applied work in sport and health care settings.

Once you have identified the area in which you wish to work, please make direct contact, by phone or e-mail, with a specific supervisor or Director of Research to discuss progressing your interest. In some instances, joint supervision with another academic, within the College or University, or even in other institutions, could be considered.

Read further advice for PhD applicants, which give tips on how to put together a successful research degree application.

You may also be interested in our online learning resource 'Considering a UK PhD?', which provides lots of helpful advice and information from staff and students about the PhD experience at the University of Exeter.

Further information

You are very welcome to visit the department and talk to potential research supervisors and meet one of our current students. If you would like to do this please contact the Graduate Research Team with a selection of possible dates, your research interests, and any members of staff you would particularly like to meet.

Tel: +44 (0) 1392 723310