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Entry requirements

At least a good second class honours degree is required. 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. Students who achieve a score of 6.5 or above, with no individual component at less than 6.0, are eligible for direct entry to the course. Students who achieve 6.4 to 6.0 may be considered but will be required to attend an English Language Course at Bangor University, in the summer preceding their course.

Months of entry


Course content

MRes programmes are aimed at students who wish to gain more extensive training in research in sport, health and exercise sciences and who may be interested in pursuing a PhD/research career.

This programme has been designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop a critical understanding of the principles and application of research design and analytical methods relevant to the scientific study of sport and exercise sciences. In contrast to our MRes programmes in Sport and Exercise Physiology and Psychology, this programme gives students the option to study elements of both physiology and psychology. The programme facilitates the integration of theory and professional practice, and throughout the programme the research process and emphasis on student autonomy of learning become increasingly important. You may have the opportunity to prepare for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) supervisory experience training, which is normally a pre-requisite of the Association's professional accreditation.

The taught element of the programme includes a 20 credit compulsory research skills module which students combine with 40 credits from the following optional modules: how to conduct statistics; presentations in statistics; peer reviewing of scientific research; exercise is medicine; performance psychology; exercise psychology; performance physiology; sports injury rehabilitation; psychology of injury and rehabilitation; effective coach practice; psychology of effective coaching. Students will undertake a research project: under the guidance of their supervising tutor(s), they will pro-actively determine the content of this unit.

Information for international students

Students who achieve a score of 6.5 or above, with no individual component at less than 6.0, are eligible for direct entry to the course.

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).

All applicants are eligible to apply for Graduate Assistantships with the School. Please see our website for more information.

Other funding may also be available from the University.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    A 30 week full-time PG Certificatio option is also available

Course contact details

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