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Sociology and Ethics of Sport - MA/PgD/PgC

Sociology and Ethics of Sport - MA/PgD/PgC

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Sociology Ethics Sports Studies

Course type


Course Summary

The socio-cultural study of sport has become ever more significant. Drawing upon two major areas of study within the socio-cultural study of sport, this degree focuses upon the sociology and ethics (philosophy) of sport, distinguishing this from other socio-cultural related 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.

The main methods of assessment are varied 5000 word (or equivalent) coursework assignments and presentations. 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 and ethicists 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. Students can exit at Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma levels.

Different course options

Full time | Cyncoed Campus | 2 years | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date



Sport and Morality - Core
Dissertation - Core
Research Methods for Sport(Qualitative pathway) - Core
Changing Practice in Sport and Physical Culture - Core
Independent Study - Core
Equality and Justice in Sport - Core
Social Issues and Sporting Experience - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

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; candidates with exceptional and extensive work experience in education, coaching, leisure management or recreation will also be considered for entry to the pathway; an honours degree (2.1 or above) in an alternative discipline area that is acceptable to the programme leader.

University information

Cardiff Metropolitan University is one of Cardiff’s oldest educational institutions, having gone through several name changes during its history. It has two campuses (Cyncoed and Llandaff) which are just outside the city centre and provides a range of different courses. Approximately 35% of its students are studying a postgraduate qualification, and 30% of their overall attendees are mature students. The university was awarded a Silver...more