Taught course

Sport and Health Sciences

Plymouth Marjon University · Department of Sport and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry


Course content

This thought-provoking, intellectually stimulating MRes Sport and Health Sciences course delivers work-centred projects to students who want to propel their sport and health sciences career forwards. Students are encouraged to develop a critical appreciation of the changing demands in their field and, in doing so, they become equipped with the skills to deal with any challenges that these changes may present.

This course is a project based and work centred programme which enables students to develop a critical appreciation of the contemporary issues and developments within the field of sport and health sciences. Focusing on aspects, specific to their professional field, it affords the opportunity to critically reflect and engage in debate about the issues and developments and to contribute to the planning in order to meet the challenges of appropriate implementation.

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. This responsive approach to professional development encourages students to explore issues as they emerge.

MRes Sport and Health Sciences is a specialist pathway within our MRes framework. The programme is structured around a flexible though clearly framed series of supervised projects. 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 an IELTS score of 6

Fees and funding

UK students

Qualification and course duration


part time
60 months
full time
24 months

Further details of qualification

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

Course contact details

01752 636890