Taught course

Sport and Exercise - Sport and Community Development

Manchester Metropolitan University · Department of Exercise and Sport Science

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:2 UK undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent) typically in a related area or in an area of study accompanied by professional or personal experience. Applicants with relevant extensive professional experience in this field will be considered for Accredited Prior Learning (APL) and Accredited Prior Experience (APE) entrance, even if they do not have the required qualifications.

IELTS score required for international students 6.5 with no element below 5

Months of entry


Course content

The fields of sport and exercise sciences 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.

This programme prepares you for a career within sport and exercise, specialising in sports development. Underpinned by research and practitioner expertise, an interdisciplinary perspective is encouraged. Opportunities for interaction are across a range of specialisms.

Other pathways include:

  • MSc Sport and Exercise – Sport and Exercise Biomechanics
  • MSc Sport and Exercise - Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • MSc Sport and Exercise - Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • MSc Sport and Exercise – Sport Coaching
  • MSc Sport and Exercise - Sport and Community Development
  • MA Sport and Exercise - Sport and Leisure History

Core Units

  • Professional Skills
  • Research Methods and Design
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods
  • Research Project

Career prospects
Many of the students who have successfully completed the programme have gone on to undertake exciting careers within sport health and exercise. A popular destination for our graduates is to continue their studies and passion for sport health and exercise on to PhD level. A large number of students have progressed into senior roles within Higher Education, Further Education and Secondary Education, from international Professorial roles to teaching position and senior management positions. A number of students have continued to work within their chosen discipline within applied and practitioners roles as senior and academy level coaches, coach educators, performance analysts, within community sport development, and physiologist working with the NHS.

Information for international students

International students please see our website.

Fees and funding

UK students
Please visit our website for the latest information: www.mmu.ac.uk/16927
International students
Please visit our website for the latest information: www.mmu.ac.uk/16927

For further information on potential sources of funding for postgraduate students, visit www.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0) 161 247 6969