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About the Programme

RESEARCH THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Our research degrees are for people that want to solve problems. People who listen, and collaborate. People who aren't afraid to think differently, and cross disciplines.

Every day, we work on real-world issues, with industry and academic partners from all walks of life. With more than 150 research students working in a range of fields, you'll be part of a community that's changing society through sport.

The Carnegie School of Sport at Leeds Beckett University is purposefully driven by a focus on working together to make a positive difference. Our strength is the breadth and depth of our research, which is underpinned by the disciplinary experience of our staff and students. Pursuing an inclusive and ambitious research agenda, we cross the broad spectrum of the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Our research culture is founded upon a genuine commitment and capacity to work with others on real-world applied problems, to achieve impact beyond academia. From our leading work on talent development, coaching practice, and anti-doping, to our studies on gender equality, ageing and obesity, we are looking to apply our knowledge to address some of the key issues facing our communities today.

RESEARCH THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Our research degrees are for people that want to solve problems. People who listen and collaborate. People who are not afraid to think differently, and cross disciplines.

Every day, we work on real-world issues, with industry and academic partners from all walks of life. With more than 150 research students working in a range of fields, you will be part of a community that is changing society through sport.

We welcome applications to our studentship opportunities as well as fee-paying candidates who wish to work with our academic staff on their own research projects.

Our academic staff are pleased to help prospective students develop their research proposals as part of the application process. They are happy for prospective research students to visit the School to see the facilities and to meet academic staff and research students. For any enquiries, please contact Samantha Sherman, Research Support Co-ordinator in the Carnegie School of Sport Office at  or visit our School research degrees webpage.

We recognise that impact starts and ends with the societal change we seek to address, rather than the research problem or project we have created. Our research and knowledge exchange contribution are enabled by our six University-Designated Centres and Institute. Obesity Institute.

Our academic staff are pleased to help prospective students develop their research proposals as part of the application process. For any enquiries, please contact Samantha Sherman at  or visit our School research degrees webpage.

Doctor of Professional Practice in Sport (DProf Sport)

Delivered part-time, the DProf Sport programme allows you the opportunity to combine your current job role with your drive to advance theory and practice and gain doctoral-level recognition within your specific area of study.

For more information please visit our Doctor of Professional Practice webpage or contact Professor Kevin Till at 

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Also visit our Leeds Beckett Graduate School for more information about applying to Leeds Beckett for a Postgraduate Award.


Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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