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Sport and Exercise Science, MRes

Hartpury University, the United Kingdom

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About Sport and Exercise Science, MRes - at Hartpury University

As the field of sport science grows, so do opportunities. The need for both practitioners and researchers to work in high performance sport settings is becoming more common. This course provides those looking to enter this industry with a blend of research and practical skills to help provide real word, research-informed solutions to enhance athletic performance.

At Hartpury, sport and science mix perfectly. Build your knowledge using high performance technologies in a semi-professional sports environment. Benefit from extensive networks with clubs, the community and national governing bodies.

High-level performance

Make the most of facilities and expertise that supports 10 performance Sports Academies across different disciplines, as well as national and international athletes and teams. You could undertake research, working with athletes and coaches on our sports pitches, as well as human performance and biomechanics laboratories with the latest technologies.

Develop professional networks

We'll support you to undertake research in your workplace or contribute to an important project through our extensive network of leading clubs, organisations and schools by working with us to improve what they do. Partners include England Rugby, Cheltenham Town Football Club, Forest Green Rovers Football Club, Gloucester Rugby, GB Rowing and Pentathlon GB.

Be supported to succeed

Our expert lecturers, professors and industry networks will support you to design credible research and find practical solutions for important challenges in your chosen topic. A mix of learning pathways, including campus and online delivery, will help you to design your timetable around other commitments.

Learn more about Sport and Exercise Science, MRes - at Hartpury University

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Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:1 honours degree in a relevant subject area which has involved an independent dissertation project. Additionally, you will need to be able to clearly articulate your potential research project and its proposed significance to the topic area.

Fees, Funding and Scholarships at Hartpury University

Hartpury has a number of scholarships and bursaries available to support students from outside the UK.

You can apply for more than one bursary, but only one bursary will be awarded (usually the highest value for which you're eligible).

Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship

A number of scholarships of £3,000 are available to support international students to join and thrive at Hartpury University.

Andrew Beacham Awards

The Andrew Beacham Awards give aspiring, talented rugby players from South Africa and Zimbabwe the financial support to follow their dreams by providing annual tuition fee reductions.

Sports Scholarships

These scholarships are open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students who are part of sports academies and are awarded by the sports academies.

Please see our website for a full list of available scholarships.

Student reviews of Hartpury University

Find out what students say about Hartpury University

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Hartpury is an amazing place with an amazing campus. You really get to know the people around you and make a close family.

WONGA MATUBATUBA

Wonga is from Johannesburg, South Africa and is a student on Hartpury’s BSc (Hons) Agriculture with integrated placement year programme. He has successfully applied to join the Breaking Barriers Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) Scholarship scheme 2023, run in partnership with McDonald's UK and Ireland.

Why Hartpury?

“I chose to study at Hartpury after being offered a Rugby scholarship there. I thought an Agriculture degree would really uplift my farming knowledge and help me back home commercially.

Hartpury is an amazing place with an amazing campus. You really get to know the people around you and make a close family.

As an international student leaving home for the first time, my classmates and tutors are really helping me in my learning and life in general – and sparked my love for agronomy!

The knowledge, real-life experience, and industry contacts I’m gaining at Hartpury are preparing me for my future. I’d love to continue studying and specialise in agricultural law or commercialise my family farm in South Africa – and Hartpury is making this possible.”

Student

We get lots of support with study skills and great materials to help us to prepare for lectures. Hartpury is such a nurturing place to be.

DHRUVPAL ANCHAN

Dhruvpal studied MSc Applied Equine Science at Hartpury, as well as studying with us for his diploma and undergraduate degree.

Dhruvpal's Hartpury experience

"I really enjoyed studying my diploma at Hartpury College, so Hartpury was an obvious choice for university-level study too.

Adjusting to university study after three years working took some time, but the module leaders and academic support teams have been great. We get lots of support with study skills and great materials to help us to prepare for lectures. Hartpury is such a nurturing place to be.

My goal on this degree is to uncover the science behind classical equine training methods, and use this to understand and improve horse welfare and performance."

Student

If you want to play at the highest level, it’s a great place to study. You’ll also get a great education and make unforgettable memories.

MATT EVANS

Matt studied BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching at Hartpury and now plays Championship rugby for the Cornish Pirates and is part of the Canadian national team.

Matt's Hartpury Experience

"Being at Hartpury really shaped me into who I am. Although you’re supported throughout, you have to grow up quickly and learn how to be an adult.

You get a great education as well as a professional environment to train in. You learn to manage your time, balancing playing with your studies. It gives you a strong educational platform and the experience of what it takes to train and play at an elite level.

If you want to play at the highest level, it’s a great place to study. You’ll also get a great education and make unforgettable memories."

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