Research course

Human Sciences MRes

Newman University · Department of Education and Professional Studies

Entry requirements

Applicants require an undergraduate degree in a related discipline with a 2:1. Applicants with a good 2:2 combined with exceptional research or additional experience may be considered. Applicants may additionally be required to attend interview or to submit a piece of written work as part of the application process.

Months of entry


Course content

This postgraduate research degree is designed to develop your understanding of high quality research within one of the following areas of Human Sciences: Sport; Physical Activity & Health; Psychology; Health & Social Care. You will be participating in investigating an exciting range of contemporary issues and, through this, you will gain advanced knowledge, skills and experience of conducting independent research into a subject you wish to explore.

Human Sciences MRes (Clinical Psychology)
Human Sciences MRes (Cognitive Psychology)
Human Sciences MRes (Counselling Psychology)
Human Sciences MRes (Critical Social Psychology)
Human Sciences MRes (Developmental Psychology)
Human Sciences MRes (Experimental Psychology)
Human Sciences MRes (Health Psychology)
Human Sciences MRes (Health & Social Care)
Human Sciences MRes (Occupational Psychology)
Human Sciences MRes (Psychology)
Human Sciences MRes (Public Health)
Human Sciences MRes (Physical Activity and Health)
Human Sciences MRes (Social Psychology)
Human Sciences MRes (Sport & Exercise Biomechanics)
Human Sciences MRes (Sport & Exercise Sociology)
Human Sciences MRes (Sport & Exercise Physiology)
Human Sciences MRes (Sport & Exercise Coaching)
Human Sciences MRes (Sport & Exercise Psychology)

Our MRes research projects take advantage of the extensive links with community bodies and professional sport organisations. Such collaborations contribute to our students’ subject expertise and broader transferable skills. This programme therefore allows you to develop competencies as an independent learner and researcher in a specific field. The MRes Human Sciences provides a strong foundation for career progression and further study, for example, a PhD. More generally, it will develop skills valued by employers, such as high level organisational skills, independent research skills, advanced oral and written communication, collaborative project work and problem solving. The health routes are useful for professionals in health, health sciences or social care in order to advance clinical research skills.

Research projects are welcome in the following areas of health and social, physical activity and health and psychology:

  • Physical activity and health
  • Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Biomechanics
  • Sports coaching
  • Sociology

For projects within our health discipline, we can offer support within research covering a variety of different topics. The MRes Public Health involves research at population or community level and we support you to undertake research into local, national or international communities.

Your own research proposals are welcome. In addition, there are a range of projects available upon enquiry with appropriate staff.

Before applying for the MRes programme you will need to contact a potential supervisor, for further details please visit the course page on the university

Fees and funding

UK students
contact Admissions


Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Mark Holland
0121 476 1181 ext 22516