Taught course

Applied Sport Development

Plymouth Marjon University · Department of Sport and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

  • A 2:1 honours degree or equivalent.
  • Sometimes applicants with other degrees are assessed at interview, and an appropriate reading programme prepared for them.
  • We welcome applications from experienced practitioners with non-traditional qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

MRes Applied Sport Development is a work-centred, project based programme which enables students to develop a critical appreciation of fundamental shifts taking place within their profession as well as the opportunity to contribute to the planning process necessary to meet the challenges these shifts present. It provides a particularly responsive alternative approach to professional development that is rooted in the concept of action research and encourages students to explore issues as they emerge within their profession. Students who complete this course find that they have renewed passion for moving upwards in their career, as well as the skills to succeed in higher positions.

The MRes Applied Sport Development programme is structured around a flexible though clearly framed series of supervised projects. The course is both flexible and carefully structured, with each project focusing on a clear theme related to your professional area. Throughout the course, students are supported with project templates which guide them on structure, content and the research process.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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