The course is aimed at students with a background in sport sciences who wish to take a broad-based degree that combines a range of self-selected modules from across the two specialist pathways: Human Performance and Sport Psychology.
It includes the module ‘Physical Activity and Health’ in which contemporary issues such as obesity and injury rehabilitation are examined from a multi and interdisciplinary perspective.
You will have significant scope to tailor a programme of study to your specific needs.
You will build upon your existing knowledge and extend your understanding of selected areas in sport, health and exercise sciences.
You will encounter a range of learning experiences designed to enhance critical analysis and independence of thought.
You will be given grounding in research methods and data analysis that prepares you for higher research-related degrees (e.g. PhD).
Physical Activity and Health Research Methods and Data Analysis MSc Dissertation
Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise Individual Differences in Sport and Exercise Social Processes in Exercise and Sport Applied Sports Physiology Performance Lifestyle Laboratory Techniques in Physiology and Biomechanics Research and Application in the Psychology of Sports Performance Psychological Skills for Practitioners Professional Development
Your academic performance will be assessed in a variety of ways. Assessment procedures include essays, case studies, oral presentations, poster presentations, laboratory report writing and computer-based tests. Formal written examinations constitute part of the assessment in some modules.
In addition, you will need to submit, and pass, a research dissertation.
The Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences enjoy a prominent position within the University, building upon traditions that stem from Borough Road College – the oldest teacher-training college in the British Commonwealth. We have a long-standing reputation for excellence in teaching and an impressive record of research and publication which consistently attracts high-calibre students, including high level sportsmen and sportswomen who successfully combine study with training and competition.
Our students have varied backgrounds and interests – some are keen to gain knowledge about sports performance, others are keen to explore the links between sport and, for example, community, education, health, and politics.
Sport is a hugely popular form of culture around the world and the academic study of sport has grown in popularity to meet the demands of the global sports industry. In parallel with these developments, sport sciences courses at Brunel are up-to-date, dynamic, and forward-looking.
We have some of the best sports facilities in the UK which include an indoor and outdoor sports and fitness complex. For more information visit Brunel University Sport.