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Sport and International Development MRes


University of Brighton School of Sport and Service Management

Full time & Part time September MRes Full-time 1 year; Part-time 2–6 years

About the course

This MRes programme is dedicated to the development of professionally based research skills in the sport for development sector. 

The course focuses upon the concepts, practices, evidence and organisational knowledge in which sport is used to tackle a range of social welfare issues, and how development has come about through sport policy worldwide.

A particular focus of the course is on the evolving role of sport in the field of international development and this is brought to life by practical work with NGOs and other organisations.

It considers the conceptual and ideological dimensions of this rapidly expanding sector, and looks to evaluate those action-based interventions that aim to address inequalities and ameliorate conflict in seriously divided societies.

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Entry Requirements

You will normally require one of the following:

- First degree in any subject, normally a minimum 2:1 classification
- HND, foundation degree or equivalent in a related subject and a minimum of five years relevant work experience
- a professional qualification in an appropriate discipline and a minimum of five years relevant work experience
- substantial work, professional or managerial experience in a relevant industry.


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