The body politic has become ever more significant, and has become a focus as an area for investigation to enhance the socio-cultural study of sport. Whilst drawing upon major areas of study within the socio-cultural study of sport, this degree takes a focused approach to recent developments in the field, distinguishing this from other sociology of sport programmes. The course content is informed by current and innovative research and has been praised for its scope and flexibility in assessment that allows students to pursue and develop individual interests. In most cases students' crafting of these ideas are applied to future career aspirations.
Due to the popularity of the postgraduate sport programmes, please ensure you submit your application as early as possible. Programmes will be closed over the summer when full capacity is reached.
*Please note. This programme will undergo periodic review in March 2016. As such, module and pathway information may change. Refer back to this course page for the most up-to-date information at that point.
See the website https://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/schoolofsport/courses/Pages/Sport,-Body-and-Society.aspx
Modules are designed to focus on a range of issues, contexts and approaches to explorations of the body in sport. These include becoming/being disabled, human interface with technology, jock culture, sexuality in sport, female bodies in sport such as boxing, taking risks and cheating in sport.
- Sport, Body and Society
- Research Methods for Sport Studies (Qualitative pathway)
- Sporting Bodies and Social Identities
- Sport and Socio-cultural Change
- Ethics in Sport
- Independent Study
In order to qualify for the MA, students are required to successfully complete a 15,000 word dissertation project.
Learning & Teaching
All modules, with the exception of the independent research project (dissertation) module are 20 credits. Allocated teaching timetabled (contact time) delivery for such modules usually equals a minimum of 30 hours of time supplemented with up to 60 hours of directed study time and 60 hours of independent study time.
Contact time is usually made up of lectures, seminars, individual and group tutorials. Specific teaching methods which include group discussion, individual reflection, video analysis, reading reviews and fieldwork tasks, make up the seminar tasks and lead lecture content. Student learning is supported through the use of virtual learning environment, Moodle, which provides additional resources to complement the reading lists. All students have access to a personal tutor (normally the programme director).
The main methods of assessment are varied 5000 word (or equivalent) coursework assignments and presentations.
Employability & Careers
Awareness and knowledge of social issues by specialists in the field of sport is increasingly in demand where there is an interest in people. Sports sociologists are sought after in a range of sport related occupations that include; community sports development programmes, management of sport/leisure facilities in the private sector, sports administration roles and sports media.
Further, this programme is ideal for those with aspirations of a research career or continued study at PhD level and fosters a range of transferable skills.
Find information on Scholarships here https://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/scholarships
Find out how to apply here https://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/howtoapply
Applicants should normally have one of the following: An honours degree (2.1 or above ) in a sport or leisure related area appropriate to the pathway OR An honours degree (2.1 or above) in an alternative discipline area that is acceptable to the programme leader. ORCandidates with exceptional and extensive work experience in education, coaching, leisure management or recreation will also be considered for entry to the pathway.