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Master by Research: Sport, Health and Applied Science MRes

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Distance learning available


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1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

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Advance scientific knowledge with our hands-on Sport, Health and Applied Science master’s

Positively impact communities with our flexible Sport, Health and Applied Science master’s. You will build specialist research skills through an independent research project and two core modules.

World-class facilities

During your Sport, Health and Applied Science MRes, you’ll access our world-class sports facilities and laboratories, including our:

Work with world-leading researchers

Our academics are world-leading researchers in sport, health, and applied science. You’ll have opportunities to work with them in areas such as:

Our team are also here to aid your personal and professional growth. Our student, Dominic, tells us that staff were “approachable and supportive”.

Publish your work

You’ll have chances to publish your work in peer-reviewed journals. Previous students have published:

Flexible learning

We offer this research master’s on a part-time or full-time basis, in-person or online. Therefore, you’ll study around your commitments.


Dr Elisabetta Canetta

Course Lead - Applied Physics BSc and Master by Research: Sport, Health and Applied Science

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Wednesday 24th April 2024, 06:00PM

Course content


The modules listed below are the modules that were available to students in the 2023/24 academic year and are illustrative of what may be offered for 2024/25. 

Please note: it is possible that a module listed on the website will not be able to run due to reasons beyond our control. For more information please refer to our course information disclaimer.

Entry requirements

Lower second class degree (or equivalent) in a related field.


Previous degree

Additional requirement information

Related fields include sport science, physical education, sport rehabilitation, physiotherapy, psychology, and nutrition. Applicants with other appropriate qualifications or experience will be considered.

International Requirements

International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any section.

We now accept IELTS Indicator test results as proof of your English language level.

Further Information

For more information about entry requirements please email

Fees & funding

September 2024





Additional costs

Your tuition fees will cover the cost of all mandatory elements of your programme. Additional costs could be incurred depending on optional modules chosen and other projects undertaken.

For further information about additional costs please see our additional costs webpage

Alumni discount

A 20% tuition fee discount is available for our alumni (undergraduate and PGCE) planning to study this Master's degree. Those studying for a PGDip of PGCert are not eligible for the discount.


You can check on the UK government website to see if you may be eligible for a loan of up to £12,167 to help with course fees and living costs while you study a postgraduate programme.

Home and international students may also be eligible for external sources of funding. International students should check their eligibility for our International Scholarship.

For more information, please look at our postgraduate funding page.

How the degree is taught

Assessment methods

You will be assessed in ways that reflect the requirements of researchers in the real world. Methods of assessment include written reviews and reports, essays, data analysis tasks, journal article reviews, professional research proposals, final research project dissertation, and final research project viva.

Career opportunities

With our Sport, Health and Applied Science master’s, you will develop essential transferrable skills, such as communication, creativity, and attention to detail.

This course also prepares you for further study or careers in research.

Apply now

September 2024

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