These courses offer students the choice of taking a broad-based MSc that combines a range of self-selected modules or to select a specialised route in one of two pathways: Human Performance; or Sport Psychology.
We have a long-standing reputation for excellence in teaching and an impressive record of research and publication which consistently attracts high-calibre students, including high level sportsmen and women who successfully combine study with training and competition. Our students have varied backgrounds and interests - some are keen to gain knowledge about sports performance, others are keen to explore the links between sport and, for example, community, education, health, and politics.Entry RequirementsNormally at least a good honours degree in a relevant subject or subjects. This includes graduates who have completed a joint course with Sport Sciences; Sports Studies; or Physical Education as one of their subjects as well as single honours Sports Sciences graduates. Consideration will also be given to graduates with an appropriate academic background which does not include Sport Sciences eg Biology; Psychology; Sociology; or Philosophy. The suitability of such applicants will be considered at interview.
Financial Support: There are a number of scholarships for which postgraduate students can apply. These may help towards costs. Details available on application.Course DetailsAll students take the same foundation of core modules. You then take further specialised modules according to the route you select.Sport SciencesThis course enables students to take a combination of modules from different Sports Sciences disciplines and does not necessitate specialisation in any one discipline.
Research Methods and Data Analysis
Sport Organisation, Politics and the Law
Dissertation/Research ProjectSport Sciences (Human Performance)This course is aimed at students who wish to extend their knowledge and understanding of physiology in a sports context. You will be given the opportunity to develop skills that assist your professional development and be prepared to embark upon BASEShttp://www.bases.org.uk/newsite accreditation in either physiology or biomechancics.Sport Sciences (Sport Psychology)This course enables students to focus on developing their understanding and academic knowledge of psychology within a sport context. It is aimed at students who might want to pursue a career as a sport psychologist/performance consultantand provides a platform for BASEShttp://www.bases.org.uk/newsite accreditation.