Taught course

Sport and Exercise Science

Plymouth Marjon University · Department of Sport and Health Sciences

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Entry requirements

Normally an upper second class honours degree or equivalent, but applications will be reviewd on an individual basis.

Months of entry


Course content

This intellectually stimulating MRes Sport and Exercise Science programme allows students to develop their career in sport and health through a critical appreciation of contemporary issues and developments within the field. Through critical reflection it equips students with the skills and knowledge to plan for these changes, implement them and deal with any challenges.

This programme is a project based and work centred programme, providing 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. The University has the only British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) accredited laboratory in the SouthWest and students will have access to these facilities to complete their studies. Students will also have the opportunity to work with elite and young elite athletes. Students will attend research seminars which feature leading national and international academics presenting on various topics within the discipline of sport and exercise science.

The programme is structured around a flexible though clearly framed series of supervised projects. There are three x 60 credit modules delivered through lectures, seminars, individual tutorials and distance learning. Each project focuses on a clear theme which is key to a critical appreciation of the professional area and has its own qualification outcome.

Information for international students

Students must have IELTS score of 6.

Fees and funding

UK students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    Up to 60 months part time, delivered in the evenings(4pm - 7pm), through individual tutorials and distance learning

Course contact details

01752 636890