Research course

Socio-Cultural Studies of Sport and Exercise

University of Worcester · Institute of Sport and Exercise Science

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to have a First or Second Class Honours Degree or equivalent award in an appropriate discipline or have appropriate research or professional experience which has resulted in appropriate evidence of achievement. For example experience in a research environment such as private research and development or public research laboratories.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This MRes in Socio-Cultural Studies of Sport and Exercise is an advanced postgraduate degree which can either be taken as a stand-alone qualification or as progression route into doctoral research.

The Programme aims to prepare students:
  • for doctoral level study
  • to engage in a career in socio-cultural research in a HE or industrial context
  • to meet the global need for highly trained individuals who can make informed decisions on future research directions
  • to think independently and develop a critical approach to the analysis of data and interpretation of published research
Our MRes in Socio-Cultural Studies of Sport and Exercise offers you:
  • Academic rigor: Gain a deeper understanding of your chosen research area with a challenging combination of taught modules, research training and supervised research
  • Wide variety of research interests: We have a strong contingent of academics with a high degree of professional and personal experience enabling you to get the most out of both the taught and research elements of your programme
  • Excellent supervision: Drawn from experienced and highly motivated academics who work at the forefront of their disciplines, you will benefit from a professional and challenging relationship with your supervisor
  • Resources: Access to the University of Worcester’s virtual resources and to the state-of-the-art library facilities (Located at The Hive)

Information for international students

International applicants will also be required to demonstrate that they have the appropriate level of written and spoken English (normally IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum score of 6 in written English).

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Graduate Research