Applying for a PhD

19-Aug-19, 15:46
Avatar for Rob_in_sport
posted about 6 months ago
Hi All

I am new to the forum so play nice :)

I am currently studying for my MSc and I am now looking to the future and studying a PhD in Sport Science. I have looked on the find a PhD and have looked at some of the courses. Some are of interest but haven't really got me convinced that I want to study them for a prolonged period of time. Is there any advice people can give me about finding a PhD, possibility of my own topic and how to go about approaching Universities about the subject?

Cheers all
20-Aug-19, 17:32
by rewt
Avatar for rewt
posted about 6 months ago
Choosing your own topic will be a lot harder but there are ways to find funding. Before approaching an academic; choose an area you want to work in, find a gap in literature and have a very rough methodology, ie can it actually be done. Those questions should be answered before you approach an academic. When you contact an academic you can then discuss the project and you should ask whether they would like to supervise you and possible funding sources. That is very rough but should get you started.

Or you could make a general approach to sports science lecturer about PhD opportunities and see what happens.


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