Sport and Exercise Science
The Department welcomes international students
The Department of Sport and Exercise Science welcomes students from all over the world. In recent years the Department has been delighted to receive students from; Canada, China, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hong, Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Spain and USA.
The academic study of sport, exercise and health are now amongst the most popular subject areas in British Universities and the Department of Sport & Exercise Science recognises the importance of global partnerships.
We provide a range of opportunities for both home students and staff to study or work abroad and likewise welcome international students and staff to the University of Portsmouth.
With this in mind we have developed a course specifically for international students whose first language is not English. BSc (Hons) Sports Business Management allows international students to combine the study of sports management while developing their English language and communication skills towards IELTS 6.5/Cambridge proficiency. In addition to this international students can also study:
Postgraduate Research Courses
The Department is continually looking to review the agreements it has with partner institutions around the world, not only providing international students the chance to study in Portsmouth, but also provide home students the opportunity to undertake an experience of studying abroad.
Chris Hughes, Principal Lecturer from the Department and Ming He Yang, International Officer for China, undertook a tour of 8 Higher Education Institutions across Hong Kong and China to develop links with the University. The text says; “Warmly welcome the delegation from University of Portsmouth to Fujian Normal University”. A series of meetings were held with important dignitaries at each of the institutions, such as Xu Ming, Vice President from Fujian Normal University.
The Erasmus programme
Through the Erasmus (European Community Action Scheme for the mobility of University Students) programme you may be able to study at one of our European partner institutions. It was introduced to increase student and staff mobility within Europe and forms part of the EU Lifelong Learning Partnership (2007-2013). The bilateral agreement allows European students to study in Portsmouth and our home students to live and study abroad.
This normally occurs during the second year of your Undergraduate course of study, after which you would return to complete your final year in Portsmouth; however it may also offer a range of opportunities, including research activities and summer vacation placements. In addition to the academic aspects of studying within a partner institution, there are clear personal, social and cultural benefits from undertaking the experience, such as; improving a foreign language, living and studying in a new environment, appreciation of wider cultural values and individual confidence, all of which will contribute to your personal profile, CV and employability prospects.
DSES currently have an agreement with Wroclaw University in Poland and are in the process of development further agreements with Universities in counties such as; Finland, Germany and Greece.
Further guidance on undertaking an Erasmus exchange is available from;
Chris Hughes, DSES Erasmus Coordinator: email@example.com
The Department is currently developing a student exchange programme, particularly within USA and Canada.Students would exchange with the partner institutions for the second year of their undergraduate course, then return to complete their final year in Portsmouth, with the period studying abroad being a part of the 3 year undergraduate programme.
There are existing agreements with institutions in mainland China, Hong Kong and Thailand, which not only allow international students to access courses at Portsmouth, but also offer the opportunity for home students to stay for short or longer periods, depending on the purpose of the visit.
Further details on the Study Aboard programme is available from;
Chris Hughes, DSES International Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
International Office: Study Abroad Department: email@example.com
Postgraduate by Research for International Students
Our provisions for international students include research up to and including doctoral research. We currently have Ph.D and post doctoral researchers from Canada, France and Japan who travel to Portsmouth to avail themselves of the expertise and first class facilities on offer. The University has excellent and well practised systems for assisting foreign students gain entry to the UK for the purpose of postgraduate research. Finally, the department‘s Extreme Environment Laboratory (EEL) is a member of the international collaboration of leading laboratories in this field; the Environmental Physiology and Ergonomics Research Exchange group, with the aim of facilitating the international exchange and research experience of students (http://www.uow.edu.au/health/epere/index.html).
Hitoshi Wakabayashi (Japan)
The research activities of University of Portsmouth group caught my eye at several international conferences. I decided to study at the University of Portsmouth because I visited here in advance and viewed the facilities of the laboratories and because I came across eager PhD students and the beautiful sea. I am now enjoying overseas research and life in Portsmouth with my friendly boss Prof. Tipton and colleagues.
以前から国際学会で活発な研究発表を行っているポーツマス大学のグループに目を留めていましたが，実験施設の見学に訪問した際に，博士課程学生の熱心な研究姿勢とポーツマスの海を見て，留学を決めました．そして今はポーツマスでフレンドリーなボス Tipton 教授と同僚と一緒に充実した研究生活を楽しんでいます．
Julien Gueritee (France)
My PhD (thermophysiology during water sports) is funded by a company who believed it was worth running this project under the supervision of experts as well as being able to use the best facilities in the country... the Department of Sport & Exercise Science of the University was the place. After one year spent here, I really think the friendly ambiance and the quality of the work achieved make it an amazing place to study.
Ma thèse (thermophysiologie lors de la pratique des sports aquatiques) est financée par une entreprise convaincue que ce projet méritait d'être supervisé par des experts, et qu'il fallait pouvoir bénéficier des meilleurs équipements du pays... le Département des Sciences du Sport et de l'Exercice de l'Université était l'endroit rêvé. Après une année passée ici, je pense sincèrement que l'ambiance amicale ainsi que la qualité du travail réalisé en font un endroit incroyable pour travailler.