Taught course

Sociology of Sport and Exercise

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

Entry requirements

Minimum of a lower second class honours degree (2:2), or equivalent, in sport and exercise sciences, sociology, education, health, history or similar, or related work experience in the field of sport and leisure.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme aims to provide students with a thorough sociological understanding of sport and exercise and related professions, ranging from PE teaching and sport policy and development through to sports journalism. Students are introduced to key sociological theories and research methods before then examining the development of modern sport, contemporary issues in sport and a variety of issues in our optional modules.

Programme Structure:

- Theories of Sport and Exercise
- The Development and Structure of Modern Sport
- Issues in Contemporary Sport and Exercise
- Research Methods
- Sociology of Physical Education
- Sociology of Leisure
- Sociology of Sports Development and Sports Policy
- Sociology of Health and Exercise
- Sociology of Sports Journalism and the Mass Media
- Sociology of Sports Law
- Research Project
- 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 511 000
Fax
+44 (0)1244 513 111