Taught course

Sociology of Sport and Exercise

Institution
University of Chester · Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

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

Course Overview

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.

The sociology of sport and exercise is an increasingly important discipline in understanding sport, exercise and wider fields such as health. 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 taught by academic 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 gone on to pursue successful careers including: teaching in further/higher education institutions; full-time funded doctoral research; working with local, national and international sports organisations; research and consultancy; physical education teaching; and working in the health and fitness industry.

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, student-led group discussions and workshops, and weekly one-to-one tutorials.

Full-time students 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.

Fees and funding

UK students
https://www1.chester.ac.uk/postgraduate/postgraduate-finance/postgraduate-fees/postgraduate-fees-2020-21/postgraduate-taught
International students
https://www1.chester.ac.uk/international/fees-scholarships-and-finance/tuition-fees

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Email
ses@chester.ac.uk