Taught course

Sports Science

University of East London · School of Health, Sports and Bioscience - HSB

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements: An undergraduate honours degree from a UK University in a relevant discipline with a minimum 2.2 classification (or equivalent). A written application (of no more than 1500 words) outlining academic and professional background, career objectives and reasons for choosing the programme. In considering applicants we will look for evidence of ability and background knowledge in relation to the proposed field of study. Two supporting references, one of which is preferably academic. In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This programme is designed to deliver the skills needed to become an effective researcher in Sports Science and includes a taught research skills component. It is specifically aimed at postgraduate students hoping to pursue a career in scientific research.

Opportunities for research training at PhD level are becoming increasingly competitive and selection processes more rigorous. This programme enables students to clearly demonstrate their research potential, and a wide range of relevant transferable skills, which will significantly enhance their CVs both in the competitive research studentship marketplace and in a wide range of alternative employment.

The programme focuses on all aspects of scientific research from formulation of an initial project proposal through literature review, ethics, planning, methodology, data analysis and interpretation to production of a final written report. An optional module allows for expansion of subject knowledge or further enhancement of specific research skills.

If you are considering a career in research, this programme will give you a strong foundation. Working as part of a team will ensure you are well supported and have opportunities to network. Participating in existing research projects ensures that all the necessary facilities for your research are available and increases the likelihood of publishable outputs.

Information for international students

In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required. International qualifications will be checked for appropriate matriculation to UK Higher Education postgraduate programmes.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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

Applicant Enquiries
0208 223 3333