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Sport and Exercise Science MRes

Key information

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Sports / Movement Science

Course type


Course Summary

Why study this course?

This Sport and Exercise Science MRes degree will provide you with a unique combination of research and teaching in higher education as you explore a research project in the area of sport and exercise science. The second element of the course is a teaching thread, in the first module you’ll discuss teaching and learning in higher education, followed by 120 hours of shadowing teachers and assisting them with taught higher education modules in sport and exercise science.

More about this course

The course is designed to provide a framework which will support you in working on a self-directed programme of research. The degree places an emphasis on research methods developed from sport and exercise science and will introduce you to current debates on the nature of research and knowledge in relation to current teaching practice. You will develop advanced skills in writing proposals, reflective reports and essays to develop modes of writing as exploratory and communicative modes for practice.

Sport and exercise science research areas include physiology, biomechanics and performance analysis. Your degree would usually focus on one of these areas, but we welcome cross-discipline research projects.

Upon graduating you could pursue postgraduate study such as MPhil or PhD, or embark on a career in research and/or lecturing roles within higher education. You will be encouraged and supported to attend at least one relevant conference and produce at least one publishable paper.


Assessment will be primarily focussed on the MRes thesis. Other modules will contain a range of assessments including essays, presentations, log books, work experience and exams.

After the course

Upon completing the MRes you could pursue postgraduate study such as MPhil or PhD. This degree could propel you towards becoming a lecturer, a graduate teaching assistant, an associate lecturer or choosing a career in research. You could also work in professional research settings, private clinics, professional sports teams and organisations.

Different course options

Full time | Holloway | 1 year | 21-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The Facilitating Student Learning (FSL) module aims to enable new and experienced staff, in both academic and professional service areas, who have responsibilities for student learning and achievement to develop their professional competence in the facilitation of student learning in higher education in a critically reflective and scholarly manner, armed with an understanding of how students may learn best, and aimed at enhancing the student learning experience - in the context of London Met’s diverse student body in particular.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

You will be required to have: a minimum upper second-class degree in the same relevant subject area as your MRes project topic; an application and interview will be required

University information

Whether you’re looking to change career direction, improve your job prospects or simply pursue a passion, London Met is an excellent choice for postgraduate study. The University’s graduates are working for organisations including the Bank of England, Google, Great Ormond Street Hospital and the United Nations. London Met is particularly focused on work-related learning and ensuring its students have the knowledge and skills needed for a...more

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