Taught course

Sport and International Development

University of Brighton · School of Sport and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

You will normally require one of the following:

  • A first degree in any subject, normally a minimum 2:1 classification
  • HND, foundation degree or equivalent in a related subject and a minimum of five years relevant work experience
  • a professional qualification in an appropriate discipline and a minimum of five years relevant work experience
  • substantial work, professional or managerial experience in a relevant industry.

Months of entry


Course content

This MRes programme is dedicated to the development of professionally based research skills in the sport for development sector.

The course focuses upon the concepts, practices, evidence and organisational knowledge in which sport is used to tackle a range of social welfare issues, and how development has come about through sport policy worldwide.

A particular focus of the course is on the evolving role of sport in the field of international development and this is brought to life by practical work with NGOs and other organisations.

It considers the conceptual and ideological dimensions of this rapidly expanding sector, and looks to evaluate those action-based interventions that aim to address inequalities and ameliorate conflict in seriously divided societies.

The course is led by Dr Thomas Carter, who is a leading authority in this area with his work on labour migration, human trafficking, and governance in sport.

Dr Carter heads a group of internationally renowned staff with a variety of research interests, including Professor John Sugden who is internationally renowned for his work in the field of sport for development and peace.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course enquiries
01273 644644