Best place for a PhD? (sport and exercise science)

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I'm currently about to embark on an mres

I'd like to do a PhD eventually. Potentially at a new university?

The current places I'm considering are (if I get a distinction):
Durham University;
Loughborough University;
Bath University

(if I get a merit):
Nottingham Trent University;
Edinburgh University
Exeter

Where would you say is best? (specialising in physiology + biomechanics)?
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Look at which unis have supervisors suitable for the topic you want to do
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Look at which unis have supervisors suitable for the topic you want to do
Thank you, I’m going to check jobs.ac.uk and findaphd periodically too!

Staying at the same uni for my masters so I already have rapport with my potential supervisors for the MRes (perhaps they could help?)
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Thank you, I’m going to check jobs.ac.uk and findaphd periodically too!

Staying at the same uni for my masters so I already have rapport with my potential supervisors for the MRes (perhaps they could help?)
Yes, they can definitely help
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Look at which unis have supervisors suitable for the topic you want to do
This.
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This.
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I second what was said above.

The Unis you mentioned are good for sport and exercise science. I would also consider the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences at University of Birmingham.
However, I would say the most important thing is finding a supervisor with whom you have similar research interests. You don't want to spend 3-4 years doing research on a topic you don't find interesting.

Keep looking at the websites you mentioned as well as the websites of relevant funding organizations for more pre-set topics or proposal deadlines.

Best of luck!
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(Original post by SportScience98)
I'm currently about to embark on an mres

I'd like to do a PhD eventually. Potentially at a new university?

The current places I'm considering are (if I get a distinction):
Durham University;
Loughborough University;
Bath University

(if I get a merit):
Nottingham Trent University;
Edinburgh University
Exeter

Where would you say is best? (specialising in physiology + biomechanics)?
As you move from degree to masters to PhD you are becoming more specialised. Thus by PhD level, it's not so much the university that matters its more about finding a supervisor who specialises in your particular area of interest - biomechanics or physiology in your case.

You need to look at the research papers of the lecturers and professors from the relevant department in each of the uni's you list and see who specialises in biomechanics or physiology. I provide HERE the list of academics working in the Sports dept at Loughborough as an example. You need to identify a supervisor whose approach to research resonates with your own. Thus, if you prefer qualitative research - interviews and focus groups - there is little point seeking a supervisor who is into quantitative research like surveys and statistical analysis.

During your MRes mail the ones whose research is similar to your interests and see if they will be taking PhD students in the coming years (some are at their quota so cannot take on any more students).
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