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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Biological Sciences

  • Start Date

    October, January

  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

  • Course Type

    MSc, Research Only

  • Course Fees

    Please visit our website for the Sports Science research programme fee information.

  • Last Updated

    29 July 2019

Sports Science research at Swansea University takes place in the Applied Sports, Technology, Exercise and Medicine (A-STEM) research centre. Engaging in research, teaching and third mission activity that spans the artificial boundaries between traditional disciplines. Swansea University is unique as the only research-intensive university in the UK where Sport and Exercise Science is located in Engineering.

Research activity in Sports Science is in three main areas:

  • Elite Sports Performance
  • Exercise Medicine and Health
  • Sports Ethics, Integrity and Governance

Our research spans the areas of, science, technology, health and medicine applied to sport, exercise and health settings with children, older people, clinical groups and elite international sports people. Importantly, sport and exercise science research is applied in nature and populates teaching, third mission activities and work-related learning opportunities. It has impact on elite sport, students, industry, patients and the general public.

How you're supervised on the Sports Science research programme

Your supervisor will:

  • Help you develop your research plan in the early stages of your MSc
  • Advise on research aims and objectives and suggest relevant training or skills courses
  • Provide direction in terms of relevant literature and sources
  • Give guidance on gathering, recording and analysing data
  • Supervise your written work, providing constructive criticism and ensuring you keep to deadlines
  • Support and advise you when it comes to presenting papers at conferences, publishing your work and attending your viva (the final oral examination of your thesis)

Applied Sports, Technology, Exercise and Medicine (A-STEM)

In Swansea Sport and Exercise Science is unique in the UK, residing within a College of Engineering that provides a well resourced, research-driven, environment. A-STEM staff conduct distinctive, cutting-edge research that is multidisciplinary with research focusing on Elite and Professional Sport and Exercise Medicine and Health.

World leading research is conducted in a number of areas including anti doping and sports ethics, children’s physical activity and exercise physiology.

Swansea is ranked 5th in the UK for research impact in elite sports performance and anti-doping. 

Applied Sports, Technology, Exercise and Medicine (A-STEM) offers a vibrant cutting edge environment that invites researchers, students, industry and third sector to share in their ambition to build on its world-class reputation in sport and exercise science research and teaching.

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Visit the Sports Science MSc by Research page on the Swansea University website for more details!

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