Taught course

Sport, Physical Activity and Mental Health

Institution
Edge Hill University · Department of Sport and Physical Activity
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

You should have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or upper second-class honours (2:1 or above) in a relevant sports-related discipline. Suitable subjects include sports development, sports management, sport and exercise science, sports coaching, sports psychology, sociology of sport, and physical activity and health. If you have a degree in a related field, such as education, psychology, sociology, mental health, public health, or business and management, you are also encouraged to apply. Applicants with a lower second class honours degree in one of the above disciplines, in addition to relevant work or other experience in the field of sport, physical activity and mental health, may also be admitted at the Department's discretion. Evidence of a suitable standard of English literacy and numeracy, such as GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent), is also desirable. If you accept a formal offer from Edge Hill University, you will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure indicating that you meet the mandatory criteria of 'Clearance to Work with Children and/or Vulnerable Adults'.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This interdisciplinary course, delivered in association with Everton in the Community (the official charity of Everton Football Club), provides you with a unique opportunity to undertake cutting-edge, impact-focused and policy-relevant teaching and research related to health and wellbeing in sport, physical activity and related sectors. You will have the opportunity to work with academic experts, practitioners and other professionals to further your understanding of the complex links between sport, physical activity and mental health and develop expertise in the design and evaluation of programmes intended to promote mental health and wellbeing. You will also examine how mental health may be compromised, as well as enhanced, by participating and working in community and professional sport. The programme is suitable for graduates as well as current practitioners, professionals and policy makers, who have an interest in sport, physical activity and mental health or health and wellbeing more broadly. The course will also be highly relevant for those working in community and professional sport, including coaches, current and former athletes, safeguarding and welfare officers, and support staff, as well as teachers, other education professionals and those working in youth and social work.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for full-time study on this MSc are £7,000 for UK students and £13,500 for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2022/23.Tuition fees for part-time study on this MSc are £39 per credit for UK students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2022/23. This is equivalent to £780 per 20 credit module.180 credits are required to complete a Masters degree.EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, may be eligible for the UK tuition fee rate.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Assessment

You will be assessed through a combination of coursework (including essays, policy briefings and reports, and programme evaluations), individual presentations and a research dissertation. There are no formal written examinations as part of the current assessment methods on this programme.

Course contact details

Phone
+44(0)1695 575171