Sport science support is most effective when performers receive complementary advice from experts in a range of disciplines. It is essential therefore that the sport scientist has an appreciation of what each discipline can offer, in addition to the specialism that he or she has. The MSc in Sport Science exploits the Department’s expertise in biomechanics, physiology and psychology to provide students with broad understanding and practical experience across these areas, and the opportunity to specialise further in a discipline of their choice.
This interdisciplinary programme is designed around core modules that develop the student’s knowledge and skills in the three scientific subjects as well as in research methods and design. The flexibility of the applied modules allows the individual to build on these foundations by specialising in one area, or by continuing to study across different disciplines. Each pathway will prepare the student for completion of a major piece of independent research or applied practice.
Units of study
• Research Methods & Skills • Core units in Biomechanics, Physiology and Psychology • Applied Sport Science Support • Investigation & Communication in Applied Sport Science • Dissertation
The broad range of assessment methods for this programme includes an applied support portfolio, delivery of a workshop, applied practical assessments, written reports, a debate and a dissertation. Career opportunities / further study opportunities The breadth of the material and experiences covered in the course prepares graduates for a range of opportunities including sport science support, research, and teaching in sport science, physical education or related areas.
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A 2:1 honours degree in a related discipline, plus successful interview. Applicants with extensive professional experience will be considered.