Taught course

Sociology of Sport and Exercise

Institution
University of Chester · Chester Centre for Research into Sport in Society - CCRSS
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

Applications are expected from students who have studied sport and exercise sciences, sociology, education, health or history, or similar graduates with a relevant first degree (minimum of 2:2 honours or equivalent).Applications from students with related work experience in the fields of sport, education, health and leisure are welcome.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Students studying this course will be better prepared to understand the place sport and exercise have within society and apply this to a range of vocational careers in the field.
Why Study Sociology of Sport and Exercise with us?
Our MSc in the Sociology of Sport and Exercise is delivered by research-informed teaching staff in the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences, whose commitment to research-informed teaching makes the course academically rigorous while creating a relaxed learning environment that the students find enjoyable.
Our graduates have successfully gained careers including: teaching in further/higher education institutions; full-time funded doctoral research; local, national and international sports organisations; research and consultancy; physical education teaching; and the health and fitness industry. There are also opportunities to pursue voluntary placements with local employers in the field to supplement your studies.
What will I learn?
All modules will enable you to explore, theoretically and empirically, research topics that interest you. These include: sport and health, sport policy and development, physical education and youth sport, journalism, the media, drugs, and body image.
How will I be taught?
The course is delivered at our Parkgate Road Campus in Chester. Throughout the course you will be taught in lead lectures, studentled group discussions and workshops, and weekly one-to-one tutorials.
You will have six hours’ contact time per week, plus additional student tutorials. You will also be expected to engage in up to 20 hours’ private study per week
How will I be assessed?
Assessment involves 100% coursework and takes the form of essays, individual presentations, poster presentations, and a research dissertation.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGDip

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGCert

part time
12-24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
postgrad@chester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1244 511000