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    Course Overview

    Duration: One year full-time or up to 60 months part time
  • This intellectually stimulating MRes Sport and Exercise Science programme allows students to develop their career in sport and health through a critical appreciation of contemporary issues and developments within the field. Through critical reflection it equips students with the skills and knowledge to plan for these changes, implement them and deal with any challenges.

    This programme is a project based and work centred programme, providing a particularly responsive alternative approach to professional development that is rooted in the concept of action research and encourages students to explore issues as they emerge. The University has the only British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) accredited laboratory in the SouthWest and students will have access to these facilities to complete their studies. Students will also have the opportunity to work with elite and young elite athletes. Students will attend research seminars which feature leading national and international academics presenting on various topics within the discipline of sport and exercise science.

    The programme is structured around a flexible though clearly framed series of supervised projects. There are three x 60 credit modules delivered through lectures, seminars, individual tutorials and distance learning. Each project focuses on a clear theme which is key to a critical appreciation of the professional area and has its own qualification outcome.

    The programme is delivered in the evenings (4pm-7pm), through individual tutorials and through distance learning to allow you to study alongside your working life.

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The following modules are compulsory:

1st Year
  • Conceptual and theoretical discourses
  • Contemporary contextual issues
  • Master’s Thesis

Entry Requirements & Fees

Career Opportunities

This research driven programme enables professional development within Sport and Exercise Science. Your programme will reflect your own professional aspirations and increase your potential to progress with your current employer or within the wider sector.

Career progression to PhD, management positions in sport and exercise support, sporting NGB’s, exercise and fitness professionals working in the private sector, National Health Service (NHS) - exercise professionals in preventative and rehabilitative treatment via exercise.

Course Leader

MRes Sport and Exercise Science is led by Dr Lance Doggart, Head of Marjon's Department of Sport. Lance's background is in sport science and he is a biomechanist and specialises in injury prevention and technique analysis.