You should normally hold a good UK honours degree (or international equivalent) typically a first or upper second classification in a related area or in an area of study accompanied by significant professional or personal experience. Applicants with a 2:2 will be called for interview. Those with sector-based expertise, but without traditional qualifications, are actively encouraged to apply.
Months of entry
Important information: academic review of Manchester Metropolitan University Cheshire campus
Manchester Metropolitan University has been undertaking a review of the long-term future of academic provision at its Cheshire campus. It has now been confirmed that the University will withdraw from the Cheshire campus. This means that we expect the campus to close in the summer of 2019.
As the withdrawal from the campus will be a phased process we are still pleased to receive applications for one year full time postgraduate taught courses starting in 2017 on the Cheshire campus. We also continue to welcome applications for part time postgraduate courses of two years in duration in the Exercise and Sport Science department starting in 2017. Applications for courses that are expected to take longer than two years to complete are currently on hold.
Please visit our website for the latest information on the review: www.cheshire.mmu.ac.uk/campusreview
The fields of exercise and sport science are becoming increasingly specialised demanding greater levels of understanding. Alongside this movement is the need to educate postgraduate students to be critical thinkers and be ready to adapt their skills to new areas of health, exercise intervention and sports education.
The course encourages students to challenge themselves and the current knowledge and thinking within the field of exercise and sport. Students follow a common research methods training which is heavily ‘hands on’ utilising the departmental laboratories and field based techniques.
Intellectually challenging and discipline-focused, this programme prepares you for a career within your chosen sub-discipline of exercise and sport at an advanced level. Underpinned by research and practitioner expertise, an interdisciplinary perspective is encouraged.
The programme is flexible: major and minor in subjects to achieve your desired combination e.g. MSc Exercise and Sport (Biomechanics with Physiology).
Full-Time: Attendance at the University for 2 days per week from September to Easter plus at least one full weekend. From Easter until completion attendance will be dependent on the research project being undertaken.
Part-Time: University attendance for one day per week from September to Easter. In the second year, one day a week from September to Easter and then Easter to completion of research project as necessary.
Masters graduates have the potential to progress into research programmes and positions, sport science/coaching within a sport governing body or with the English Institute of Sport, Scottish and Welsh Sports Council or Sports Coach UK. In addition there are growing opportunities in the health domain and in the development and manufacture or sports equipment. There are also consultancy and teaching opportunities at institutes of further and higher education.
You will study from the following:
- Foundation Biomechanics
- Analysing Movement
- Modelling and Simulation
- Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods
- Applied Techniques in Exercise and Sport
- Biological and Non-biological Materials in Exercise and Sport
- Professional Skills
- Research Methods and Design
- Research Project
- Taught in a brand new £10 million Exercise and Sport Science Centre.
- Our sport development unit provides students opportunities to obtain additional qualifications and volunteering opportunities.
- Flexible programme allowing you to combine subjects
- Find out more about our courses by watching these short introductory films on the department and postgraduate applications and career prospects by the Head of Department Neil Fowler
Information for international students
International students please see www.mmu.ac.uk/international
Fees and funding
For further information on potential sources of funding for postgraduate students, visit www.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries
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