Research course

Sport and Exercise Science

London Metropolitan University · School of Human Sciences

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Entry requirements

  • Aminimum upper second-class degree in the same relevant subject area as your MRes project topic
  • An application and interview will be required

Months of entry


Course content

This Sport and Exercise Science MRes degree will provide you with a unique combination of research and teaching in higher education as you explore a research project in the area of sport and exercise science. The second element of the course is a teaching thread, in the first module you’ll discuss teaching and learning in higher education, followed by 120 hours of shadowing teachers and assisting them with taught higher education modules in sport and exercise science.

The course is designed to provide a framework which will support you in working on a self-directed programme of research. The degree places an emphasis on research methods developed from sport and exercise science and will introduce you to current debates on the nature of research and knowledge in relation to current teaching practice. You will develop advanced skills in writing proposals, reflective reports and essays to develop modes of writing as exploratory and communicative modes for practice.

Sport and exercise science research areas include physiology, biomechanics and performance analysis. Your degree would usually focus on one of these areas, but we welcome cross-discipline research projects.

Upon graduating you could pursue postgraduate study such as MPhil or PhD, or embark on a career in research and/or lecturing roles within higher education. You will be encouraged and supported to attend at least one relevant conference and produce at least one publishable paper.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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