Research course

Sport and Health

Plymouth Marjon University · Department of Sport and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

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

International students must have an IELTS score of 6.

Months of entry


Course content

This intellectually stimulating Master in Research 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 the Faculty 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.
There are various pathways within the MRes programme, including:
  • Sport and Exercise Medicine.
  • Sport and Exercise Science.
  • Sport Management.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
60 months

Course contact details

Lance Doggart
01752 636700 Ext: 8615