Research course (will run subject to approval)

Sport and Exercise Sciences MRes

University of Chester · Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:1 honours degree in a relevant discipline, or substantive professional experience, is required.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MRes in Sports Science is an innovative opportunity for you to engage in a substantive individual research project with personal supervision and targeted research training. The aim of our MRes is to give you a supportive environment in which to develop and utilise your research skills in specific areas of interest.

You will be taught and supervised by experienced, research-active staff. A large proportion of their research is internationally recognised and has direct impact with real-world practice (i.e. performance, health policy, teaching). Many staff are also engaged with external partners, including sports governing bodies, professional sports clubs and health trusts, which provide applied and research opportunities for students.

The above features ensure that you will be provided with appropriate research and applied training that aims to enhance your employability.

VTeaching will involve lectures, seminars, practical, group work, and role-play. You will have access to dedicated sport and exercise science laboratories, sport facilities, a library and IT laboratories. Contact hours are 200 hours’ study per taught module, including 40 hours’ contact time; and 1,400 hours’ study for the research project, including 40 hours’ tutor contact.

You will be assessed via written assessments and oral presentations for taught modules, and via a literature review, journal article and oral presentation for the research project. Note there are no formal examinations.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences