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MA Exercise and Sport – Sport Development

Course Description

Manchester Metropolitan University is currently undertaking a review of long-term academic provision on the Cheshire campus. The review will look at how we might re-focus the types of courses offered at Cheshire in the context of the wider University provision. A range of options is currently being considered.

We can confirm that we are taking and processing applications for full time postgraduate courses and any part time courses of one year duration starting in 2017 on the Cheshire Campus. However, with regard to longer part time postgraduate courses, due to the ongoing review, the University will accept applications for courses delivered at Cheshire but will not process those applications until more is known in respect of the future of the campus.

Intellectually challenging and discipline-focused, this programme will prepare you for a career within your chosen sub-discipline of exercise and sport at an advanced level. Underpinned by research and practitioner expertise, an interdisciplinary perspective is encouraged. Opportunities for interaction across biomechanics, physiology and psychology, coaching studies, sport development and sports injury are included. The course is flexible: major and minor in chosen subjects for your desired combination eg MA Exercise and Sport
(Sport Development with Psychology).


• Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods
• Research Methods and Design
• Professional Skills
• Social Marketing for Sport and Physical Activity
• Sport and Physical Activity: Measuring Impact
• Sport Development: Policy and Planning
• Sport: A Broader Social Agenda
• International Perspectives in Sport Development
• Research Project

Full-time: Attendance at the University for two days per week from September to Easter. From Easter until completion attendance depends on the research project.
Part-time: University attendance for one day per week from September to Easter. In the second year, one day a week from September to Easter and then Easter to completion of research project as necessary.

From research programmes to sport science and coaching at the British Olympic Medical Centre, English Institute of Sport, Sports Scotland and Sport Wales, to consultancy or teaching positions at institutes of further and higher education.

Special Features

•Taught in a brand new £10 million Exercise and Sport Science Centre.
•Our sport development unit provides students opportunities to obtain additional qualifications and volunteering opportunities.
•Flexible programme allowing you to combine subjects
•Find out more about our courses by watching these short introductory films on the department and postgraduate applications and career prospects by the Head of Department Neil Fowler

Visit the MA Exercise and Sport – Sport Development page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You should normally hold a good UK honours degree (or international equivalent) typically a first or upper second classification in a related area or in an area of study accompanied by significant professional or personal experience. Applicants with a 2:2 will be called for interview. Those with sector-based expertise, but without traditional qualifications, are actively encouraged to apply. International students please see mmu.ac.uk/international or page 44.

Course Fees

Please see our website for the latest information on course fees.

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