Within our multidisciplinary School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, we offer research supervision in a broad range of areas related to the musculoskeletal speciality.
As a research student at Essex, you’ll work at the heart of our internationally acknowledged and well-connected research community. Our School offers an environment with an excellent reputation for research and teaching. A unique feature is that many of our staff work with local National Health Service (NHS) Trusts and other local health agencies, which enhances our grasp of the contemporary links between academic research, the major issues of the day and practice.
Our facilities include a wide range of ergometers and treadmills, force plates, isokinetic dynamometers, a Vicon motion capture system, electronic timing gates, and a variety of EMG systems. Equipment includes ultrasound systems that enable high quality musculoskeletal imaging.
We also offer a PhD in this subject. Both full- and part-time study can be supported.
Our Performance Sport Scholarship programme has been created for talented athletes playing at regional, national or international level, and offers a range of benefits. We want students competing in our focus sports (basketball, volleyball, tennis, football and rugby 7s), as well as other team sports and individual athletes, to contribute to our performance sport programme. Our scholarships can include fee discounts of up to 100%, offered to athletes who demonstrate sporting excellence. Athletes who are awarded the scholarship will receive a host of other benefits, including free kit, access to state-of-the-art facilities, performance coaching, the option to live in our Athlete Village (accommodation fees may vary) and a support package valued up to £1,500. These benefits are designed to help athletes focus on their training, and development, and to enable them to reach their full potential alongside their studies.