Taught course

Applied Sport Science (Outdoor Activities)

Bangor University · School of Sport, Health and Exercise Science

Entry requirements

Ideally Home/EU applicants should have a single or joint honours degree in a relevant field, usually with a minimum degree class of 2(ii) or equivalent. Advice and guidance regarding the suitability of applicants will be given on an individual basis. Bridging modules are available to ensure that students have the necessary academic skills and knowledge to commence an MA programme of study.

Months of entry


Course content

This course aims to develop students' theoretical understanding of issues at the forefront of research in sport science and outdoor activities. It has been designed to be flexible and relevant to the student's individual needs and interests, with a strong emphasis on developing students' ability to question current thinking and propose alternative evidence based actions/hypotheses. Within the modular structure all students undertake core/compulsory modules in: supervised experience a module tailored to the needs of the individual and include directed work with a specified client group or individual; MA research skills; dissertation proposal and dissertation relevant to the programme being studied. Students also study an additional compulsory module in higher skills, plus choose two modules from: sport psychology; effective coaching; performance physiology; rehabilitation of the injured athlete. The programme is delivered using a variety of teaching methods, including lectures, seminars, workshops, group activities, practical work, tutorials and role play. Each module comprises approximately 200 hours of student time (including formal contact).

Information for international students

EU and Overseas students, whose first language is not English, are required to take the standardised English Language test (IELTS) at their British Council before the June of their admission to the course. IELTS: 6.0 (with no element below 5.5) is required.

Fees and funding

The School will reward academic excellence at entry. A fee reduction of £1,000 will be applied for self-funding Home/EU students who achieve a first class honours degree (or equivalent).

Other applicants are eligible to apply for Graduate Assistantships with the School. Please see our website.
Other funding may also be available from the University.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Jonathan Moore
01248 388256