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Applied Sport and Exercise Science MSc (Distance Learning)

Course Description

For over 10 years we have been delivering a fully online MSc in Applied Sport & Exercise Science.

The aim of the award is to provide you with a critical understanding of current issues relating to the theory and practice of sport and exercise science. The award provides a sufficient grounding for those individuals seeking to develop a career as a sport and exercise science professional and provides the required postgraduate qualification for an individual seeking to engage in the accreditation process with the British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences (BASES) in support of a career in sport & exercise science.

Course outline

As an exclusively online course, this MSc is unique in the UK, and through Staffordshire University’s well-established distance learning expertise you will gain access to a highly flexible and effective way to develop your knowledge, expertise and professional skills with minimal disruption to your working life.

What You'll Learn

Available as a 2 year part time course the award uses the advantages of modern digital connectivity to deliver engaging content via an online virtual learning environment. In adopting an active student centred approach to learning, we ensure students on this award are actively collaborating with content, each other and ourselves in a dynamic manner.

So the course draws on the full advantage of online pedagogy enabling active student participation and collaboration with both faculty and peers in a dynamic learning environment. Students engage with content directly via video lectures, synchronous and asynchronous text and audio discussions and are supported by 24/7 access to a wide range of online resources.

You will explore a wide-ranging curriculum, focusing on the key sub disciplines of sport & exercise science covering such areas as Sports Biomechanics and Injury, Physiological Support of Athletes, Applied Research Methods, the Practice of Sport Psychology, with all modules delivered by research active staff.

Visit the Applied Sport and Exercise Science MSc (Distance Learning) page on the Staffordshire University website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Lorinda Slater

'Studying for a Masters online was a real challenge, but the delivery format gave me a unique chance to obtain a postgraduate qualification in Applied Sport and Exercise Science. There are no opportunities for postgraduate study in Sport and Exercise either locally or regionally, and my desire to keep working while studying meant that the online Masters from Staffordshire University fitted my circumstances perfectly. I am sure there are many others, who, like me, really want to develop their qualifications, but are constrained by the times we live in. This award has provided the soultion for me. It has been demanding, but ultimately a very rewarding experience and one which I would strongly recommend to others.'


Entry Requirements

To apply for this course you will need an Undergraduate Honours degree (grade 2:2 or higher) in Sport and Exercise Science or a related discipline. Your degree must be from a UK University or International equivalent. You must be able to demonstrate a good standard of English. We require a minimum score of IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands) or an equivalent qualification.

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