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Full time | Walsall Campus | 12 months | SEP

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Full time


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Personal Fitness

Course type


Course Summary

Why choose this course?

The MRes Sport & Exercise course aims to develop you as a researcher and reflective, evidence-based practitioner within your specialist area of sport, exercise or coaching. There is an emphasis on student-led research and modules focused on the application of research within both laboratory and applied settings.

You will develop advanced research skills including laboratory and applied techniques, problem-solving, reflective practice and the ability to critically analyse, interpret and apply evidence. You will be supported by a supervisor throughout your studies to develop your research skills and their application, and in identifying how your professional profile can be best applied within a changing vocational market.

The MRes is available in:

  • Sport and Exercise Science
  • Sports Coaching
  • Physical Activity, Exercise and Health

At the end of this course, graduates will be able to demonstrate:

  • an in-depth knowledge and critical awareness of current research and contemporary issues, within your specialist area of sport and exercise science, sports coaching or physical activity.
  • comprehensive research skills and the ability to carry out specialised assessment methods relevant to your specialist area of sport and exercise science, sports coaching or physical activity.
  • the ability to critically assess and evaluate the most appropriate research designs and methodologies appropriate to your specialist area of sport and exercise science, sports coaching or physical activity.
  • the ability to independently apply a systematic and critical approach to research, problem-solving, and decision-making within a range of contexts.
  • the ability to apply reflective practice, research and a range of research methods and techniques to advance your knowledge and understanding in applied practice.
  • competences applicable for continued independent learning and professional development.


This module provides students with the opportunity to build on their research methods training, applying and reflecting upon the skills required for post graduate level research.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

You will need a good degree in a related subject (normally 2:1 or above). We will consider applicants who have other qualifications or experience, equivalent to degree level. You will need to supply evidence in the personal statement on the application form that demonstrates your suitability for the MRes Sport & Exercise. The statement should indicate your reasons for studying the MRes, an appropriate area of research you wish to pursue on the course and other relevant education and work experience.

University information

The University of Wolverhampton is a fantastic place for postgraduate study, putting students firmly first, and encouraging them to “Be who you want to be.” To discover what that means for each student, the university provides the guidance, facilities and expertise needed, including: High-quality education and training World-leading research (REF2021) Excellent student support Opportunities for social mobility (Higher Education...more