Postgraduate study with RISES

Learn and develop with the best in the science

We offer a rewarding learning programme in a supportive environment.

The Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences (RISES) in conjunction with the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences provides a research training environment with multiple opportunities for research students and staff to develop their contextual academic, theoretical, technical and research methods skills. Alongside a host of research training opportunities RISES also supports a number of important national and international conferences.

Postgraduate study

RISES currently supports over 100 postgraduate research students in all research groups and exchanges and these students can have access to specific statistics and research methods support as well as being able to access taught modules run within our MSc postgraduate frameworks. Supervisory teams, research groups and exchanges will provide other important support for postgraduate research students including: journal clubs, local seminars and presentations, technical training, ethics support, etc. This supplements research support for postgraduate research students provided by the Graduate School.

Please visit the University's Research Support Office for further information about postgraduate study and application procedures or get in touch with us via our online form.

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As a vibrant and multidisciplinary research community RISES provides an opportunity to hear state-of-the-art research presentations within its own seminar programme. This seminar series is open to all staff and a compulsory component of the research training for postgraduate research students. Presentations are made by world leading scientists as invited guests to RISES as well as from our own distinguished staff. Updates from current postgraduate students are normally made by final year students (either MPhil or PhD).

CPD and training opportunities

RISES also provides a broad array of CPD and training opportunities to both internal and external staff. This is partly to support on-going enterprise activities, to further personal training and development as well as “showcasing” the work and technical skills that underpin research activity within RISES.


An important aspect of the work of RISES staff is the support and staging of national and international conferences. These conferences have significant scientific training benefit to the RISES environment as well as having broader (social and economic) impact.