Sports Science (MSc (Research))

Swansea University the United Kingdom

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The award
MSc (Research)

How long you will study
1 year

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About Sports Science at Swansea University

Course Overview

Swansea University has a flourishing research environment looking at elite sports performance and exercise health and medicine.

  • The influence of sodium supplementation on ad libitum fluid ingestion and thermoregulatory responses during endurance exercise - Tom Love
  • Nutritional strategies to enhance recovery from exercise - Tom Love
  • An interpretive phenomenological analysis of stress and coping among parents of elite youth gymnasts - Camilla Knight
  • Stress and coping in elite youth swimming - Camilla Knight
  • Investigating the Relationship between Physical Activity and Metabolic Control in Children with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus - Melitta McNarry
  • Investigating the influence of pulmonary rehabilitation in IPF patients - Melitta McNarry
  • Investigating the influence of maturation on small sided game performance in academy football players - Melitta McNarry
  • Investigating the effects of high intensity interval training on heart rate variability during exercise in secondary school children with and without asthma - Kelly Mackinstosh
  • The feasibility and acceptability of telehealth to support palliative care in Mid-Wales: Exploring professional perceptions and patient experiences - Joanne Hudson
  • Developing a person-centred approach to increase participation in sport, physical activity and exercise to improve health in hard to reach groups in Wales - Joanne Hudson
  • Understanding the musculoskeletal demands of rugby kicking: implications for injury risk - Neil Bezodis
  • Mixed methods analysis of the physical activity patterns and behaviours of bariatric surgery patients - Richard Bracken
  • Carbohydrate choice and glycaemia in type 1 diabetes - Richard Bracken
  • The effect of caffeinated chewing gum on salivary hormones and physical and cognitive performance in professional rugby union players
  • Caffeine chewing gum and repeated sprint performance : Sleep vs Non-sleep deprivation
  • The effects of neuromuscular electrical simulation on recovery in elite soccer players 
  • Influence of neuromuscular electrical simulation (NMES) on recovery
  • Brief motivational interviewing as a clinical strategy to promote health behaviour adherence in those at risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Examining experiences of interpersonal conflict by Team Wales personnel at major games and championships
  • Construction and validation of an applied scale to measure readiness to train in semi-professional rugby union players
  • The reliability and validity of a three-hop test and a three-step test for estimating lower limb peak instantaneous power in men and women
  • Investigation into skeletal changes in a population of medieval remains found on the warship Mary Rose
  • Development of lower limb assessment tools for assessing the condition of injured professional rugby players with regard to their return to training/play status
  • The effect of 6 weeks of trampoline therapy on lower body neuromuscular variables in children with developmental coordination disorder

Study options for this course

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  • The awardMSc (Research)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
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  • The awardMSc (Research)How you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study2 years
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Notes about fees for this course

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU International MSc by Research Full-time £4,280 £17,950 MSc by Research Part-time £2,140 £9,000

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

Note: The UK/EU fee is indicative pending confirmation from RCUK

If your course starts in January, April or July 2018 please refer to the 2017/18 fee costs on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: If you require a Tier 4 student visa you must be studying full-time. If you are in the UK under a different visa category, it may be possible for you to study part-time. Please see our part-time study and visas page for more information.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for the MSc by Research in Sports Science is a first or upper second class honours degree in Sports Science or similar relevant science discipline.

We welcome applications by prospective students from around the world and look for evidence of previous study that is equivalent to the entry requirements stated above. The Postgraduate Admissions Office are happy to advise you on whether your qualifications are suitable for entry to the course you would like to study. Please email for further information.

If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification to make sure you get the full benefit from studying at Swansea. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test, the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 5.5 in each component). 

Applicants to this programme would normally be expected to meet the minimum entry requirements indicated above. The College/School reserves the right to ask for higher academic grades and qualifications. Admissions decisions take into account not only prior academic qualifications, but also factors including the standard of the research synopsis/proposal submitted by the applicant, their performance at interview (if required), intensity of competition for limited places and relevant professional experience (where appropriate).

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