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Dr Conor Gissane

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Our MRes degree in Sport, Health and Applied Science is designed for students wishing to pursue postgraduate study, but whose interests are largely research-based. 

Why study Sport, Health and Applied Science?

The Master of Research qualification allows you to develop a broad range of research knowledge and skills, whilst pursuing a substantial subject-based research project. It differs from other taught Master's degrees as it prepares you for higher level research such as an MPhil or PhD (should you wish to pursue this route).

The degree will focus upon research design, statistical understanding and evidence-based practice.

Why St Mary's?

Our staff have a wealth of teaching and research experience in the fields of Sport, Health and Applied Science. Staff members are immersed in a diverse and extensive range of research topics including sport, performance, nutrition, health, exercise and physics.

This postgraduate degree programme teaches the key concepts of scientific research and encourages research in our state of the art facilities which include:

  • An environmental chamber
  • BASES accredited physiology laboratories
  • Anthropometric and biomechanics laboratories
  • Performance Education Centre.

Teaching methods

Professional research skills are the main focus of the course and topics such as relationship building, CV writing and interview techniques will be covered in the research skills module.

You could be involved with some of the exciting research projects St Mary’s have developed with our high profile partners, such as the world renowned Royal Ballet Company and Royal Ballet School in Central London.

    Assessment methods

    The degree programme will employ a range of assessment methodologies, with some specific focus on practical transferable skills such as website design, Excel, RevMan analysis and R programming.

    Key facts

    • The Master of Research qualification allows you to develop a broad range of research knowledge and skills, whilst pursuing a substantial subject-based research project
    • Staff at St Mary's have a wealth of teaching and research experience in the fields of Sport, Health and Applied Science.
    • This programme is designed to equip you with the knowledge and practical expertise needed to progress a career in research.
    • Taught on our historic Strawberry Hill campus

    Course content

    Modules

    • Research Methods 
    • Research Methods Two 
    • Skills for the Researcher 
    • Statistics 
    • Supervised Research Project 
    Please note: information published on this webpage is subject to change before the programme commences. Please refer to the Programme Specification document (PDF) for an authoritative summary of the programme.

    Career opportunities

    This programme is designed to equip you with the knowledge and practical expertise needed to progress a career in research. A key expectation of the course is that you will able to produce publishable academic work. Professional research skills are the main focus of the course and topics such as relationship building, CV writing and interview techniques will be covered in the research skills module. The degree programme will employ a range of assessment methodologies, with some specific focus on practical transferable skills such as website design, Excel, RevMan analysis and R programming.

    The Careers Service has more information on graduate careers and part-time work available during your course.

    Facilities

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    Fees and funding

    Tuition Fees

    Home/EU: £5,700
    International: £13,650

    View Sport, Health and Applied Science part-time fee information...

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    Funding

    The tuition fees listed on this page are for the 2018/19 academic year. For information on fees for other academic years - along with information about financing your studies - please check the Fees & Funding section.

    International Students should check their eligibility for our International Scholarship.

    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.

    Additional costs

    Your tuition fee 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 contact conor.gissane@stmarys.ac.uk.

    Further information