Masters Degree in Research (MRes)

University of Roehampton - Graduate School (Life Sciences)

Masters Degree in Research : 

  • Biomechanics
  • Sport & Exercise Physiology,
  • Exercise & Health Nutrition
  • Applied Sport & Exercise Psychology 

The University of Roehampton was graded the most research-intensive modern university in the UK (REF, 2014). The university is now well placed for its next REF submission in 2021 and is aiming to invest in its long-term research culture by appointing a number of post graduate research students across the disciplines of Biomechanics, Sport & Exercise Physiology, Exercise& Health Nutrition and Applied Sport & Exercise Psychology. Each of these research field’s sit within the Sport & Exercise Research Centre (SESRC). The recent success within the Sport & Exercise Science Research Centre has resulted in a number of fee wavier masters (MRes) studentships being made available. 

Biomechanics

  • Understanding constraints to agility in unilateral lower limb amputees (Masters of Research)
  • Augmenting motor performance with electrical vestibular stimulation (Masters of Research)
  • Examining the effects of combined gait retraining and video self-modeling on habitual runners experiencing knee pain (Masters of Research) 

Applied Sport & Exercise Psychology

  • An investigation of the psychophysiological mechanisms impairing work performance in physiologically stressful environments (Masters of Research)

Physiology 

  • Investigation of the influence of skeletal muscle contraction speed on explosive strength (Masters of Research)
  • Exercise and Muscle hypertrophy (Masters of Research)
  • The impact of dehydration and hyperthermia on cerebral blood flow, metabolism and cognitive function: investigation of the physiological mechanisms impairing work performance in hot environments (Masters of Research) 

Nutrition & Health 

  • The effects of fat, carbohydrates and protein supplementation on insulin / insulin-like growth factor secretion and resistance in physical active humans (Masters of Research)
  • Interaction between acute exercise and supplemental protein/amino acids on postprandial lipids (Masters of Research)                                                                                  

Potential candidates can come from a variety of backgrounds including sport & exercise science, biomedical sciences, human physiology, psychology and biomechanics.

These programmes are one-years, full-time fee waiver studentships. Start date October 2017.

For more details, please contact Dr Richard Mackenzie (Richard.mackenzie@roehamapton.ac.uk / Tel 02083923562).

Closing date for applications 25th August 2017.

Interviews will take place 7th & 8th September 2017.

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