Research course

Sport and Exercise Science

University of Roehampton · Department of Life Sciences

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Entry requirements

2:1 or higher Bachelor's degree in Sport Science/Studies or a related science-based degree.

Months of entry


Course content

This MRes is a tailored programme of study enabling you to work closely with supervisors in your area of interest. This programme has been designed to allow you to specialise in either Psychology, Physiology or Biomechanics and to undertake your own independent research.

The Sports and Exercise Science masters in research (MRes) at the University of Roehampton provides you with essential tools to make the transition from postgraduate study to further study (PhD) or employment.

You will undertake an extensive research dissertation which will give you the opportunity to perform focused research, informed and framed by theoretical understanding, and to develop the discipline-specific skills and understanding of the processes required for good research practice. To help inform your dissertation, you will also complete the Research Methods module and be paired with a project supervisor who is an expert in your chosen topic.

You will develop an enhanced understanding of the key concepts, principles and theories in your chosen area of Sport and Exercise Science Research. You will also gain the conceptual, practical and analytical framework for research and employment in the field of Sport and Exercise Science, while developing your ability to conduct a substantial piece of original research and present it in a variety of formats.

As students will work closely with an expert in their chosen field of research, prospective students can contact potential supervisors to discuss their area of research prior to starting the programme. Applications will only be considered if you have a proposed Research Project and supervisor at the time of application. You can find out about potential supervisors and their research interests here. Please note, honorary members cannot be supervisors and should not be contacted.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    part time
    24-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 8392 3000