University of Huddersfield - Applied Health Sciences (PhD)

University of Huddersfield

Applied Health Sciences (PhD)

A PhD is the highest academic award for which a student can be registered. This programme allows you to explore and pursue a research project built around a substantial piece of work, which has to show evidence of original contribution to knowledge.

A full time PhD is a three year programme of research and culminates in the production of a large-scale piece of written work in the form of a research thesis that should not normally exceed 80,000 to 100,000 words.

Completing a PhD can give you a great sense of personal achievement and help you develop a high level of transferable skills which will be useful in your subsequent career, as well as contributing to the development of knowledge in your chosen field.

You are expected to work to an approved programme of work including appropriate programmes of postgraduate study (which may be drawn from parts of existing postgraduate courses, final year degree programmes, conferences, seminars, masterclasses, guided reading or a combination of study methods).

You will be appointed a main supervisor who will normally be part of a supervisory team, comprising up to three members to advise and support you on your project.

Entry Requirements

The normal level of attainment required for consideration for entry is:​

  • a Master's degree from a UK University or equivalent, in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed, or
  • an upper second class honours degree (2:1) from a UK university in a discipline appropriate to that of the proposed programme to be followed, or
  • appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.
  •  IELTS is 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, or equivalent will be considered acceptable

Course Details

Applications are welcome for a diverse range of specialist topics and areas of expertise. We would especially welcome applications for topics in which the proposed research is in line with the research priorities of the School of Human and Health Sciences.

There are several research topics available for this degree. 

Research modules -

Can we make team sport athletes faster?
Evidence-based practice
Exploration of the impact of chronic wound on a person's quality of life leading to the development of a specific Quality of Life (QoL) Tool
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Boxercise
Improving patient-health professional communication and the provision of health-related information for patients
Mentoring and coaching
Nutritional strategies to attenuate the decline of cognitive function in older adults
Nutritional strategies to enhance recovery following exercise
Perceptions of Spiritually Competent Practice and Availability and Vulnerability in Healthcare
Posthumous Assisted Reproductive Technology (PART)
Statistical analysis of complex health-related data
The effect of ergogenic aids on exercise performance and recovery
The effect of shoe type on foot pressure distribution
The effects of training on load carriage performance
The impact of fixture congestion in soccer
The mechanics and energetics of load carriage
Using walking football and netball to improve health in older adults

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