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Sport and International Development MRes

Sport and International Development MRes

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Full time | Eastbourne Campus | 1 year | 02-OCT-23

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Development Politics Development Economics International Studies Leisure / Recreation Management Sports Studies

Course type


Course Summary

This MRes programme is dedicated to the development of professionally based research skills in the sport for development sector.

The course focuses upon the concepts, practices, evidence and organisational knowledge in which sport is used to tackle a range of social welfare issues, and how development has come about through sport policy worldwide.

A focus of the course is on the evolving role of sport in the field of international development and this is brought to life by practical work with NGOs and other organisations.

It considers the conceptual and ideological dimensions of this rapidly expanding sector and looks to evaluate those action-based interventions that aim to address inequalities and ameliorate conflict in seriously divided societies.

How this course is delivered

We've made some changes to the way our courses are taught to keep everyone safe, connected and involved in university life. Now, students have a blend of on-campus and digitally enabled remote learning that provides lots of opportunities to interact and engage with lecturers and other students.


The MRes will enable you to develop your capacity for research in the growing field of sport and international development. It also allows you to progress to an MPhil or a PhD. You’ll gain the requisite knowledge and skills for a research career with opportunities in a range of organisations including with international NGOs and other deliverers of sport and development projects.


Research Positioning (20 Credits)
Evidence Building in Sport for Development (20 Credits)
Becoming and Independent Researcher (120 Credits)
Principles of Sport and International Development (20 Credits)

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Entry requirements

You will normally require one of the following: a first degree in any subject, normally a minimum 2:1 classification; HND, foundation degree or equivalent in a related subject and a minimum of five years relevant work experience; a professional qualification in an appropriate discipline and a minimum of five years relevant work experience; substantial work, professional or managerial experience in a relevant industry.

University information

Located on England’s beautiful south coast, the University of Brighton is a busy multi-campus university with a diverse body of over 3,800 postgraduate students. The university provides students with a choice of more than 200 courses, with a wide range of postgraduate programmes available and many of them accredited by relevant professional bodies. Students can choose between different flexible studying options, meaning they can achieve their...more

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