Research course

Sport and Exercise

University of Wolverhampton · Research Centre for Sport, Exercise and Performance

Entry requirements

  • You will need a good degree in a related subject (normally 2:1 or above). We will consider applicants who have other qualifications or experience, equivalent to degree level.
  • You will need to supply evidence in the personal statement on the application form that demonstrates your suitability for the MRes Sport & Exercise. The statement should indicate your reasons for studying the MRes, an appropriate area of research you wish to pursue on the course and other relevant education and work experience.
  • Offers made will be subject to receipt of a suitable reference.
  • Please note those receiving an offer of a place on the course will be subsequently required to meet a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check and an Occupational Health Check.
  • Please note you may be required to attend an interview for this course.
  • Entry to this course requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check and Occupational Health Check.

Months of entry


Course content

The MRes Sport & Exercise course aims to develop you as a researcher and reflective, evidence-based practitioner within your specialist area of sport, exercise or coaching. There is an emphasis on student-led research and modules focused on the application of research within both laboratory and applied settings.

You will develop advanced research skills including laboratory and applied techniques, problem-solving, reflective practice and the ability to critically analyse, interpret and apply evidence. You will be supported by a supervisor throughout your studies to develop your research skills and their application, and in identifying how your professional profile can be best applied within a changing vocational market.

The MRes is available in:

  • Sport and Exercise Science
  • Sports Coaching
  • Physical Activity, Exercise and Health

With supervision in the above subject areas being matched to available staff expertise.

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The course is endorsed by the Charted Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMPSA), ensuring that you meet the requirements of potential employers. Course content aligns with the employer-set proffesional standards of a gym instructor, and will equip you with all the skills and comptencies you'll need to stand out from the crowd.

Information for international students

Applicants from overseas should also have a good standard of written and spoken English (normally IELTS 6.5). You will also need to obtain a certificate of good conduct / character and any other references from your home country, this will be required to ensure you pass the UK police (DBS) checks that are a requirement of the course.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    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

01902 32 22 22