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Key information

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Sports Studies

Course type


Course Summary

MRes Sport Development is a work-centred, project based programme which enables students to develop a critical appreciation of fundamental shifts taking place within their profession as well as the opportunity to contribute to the planning process necessary to meet the challenges these shifts present. It provides a particularly responsive alternative approach to professional development that is rooted in the concept of action research and encourages students to explore issues as they emerge within their profession. Students who complete this course find that they have renewed passion for moving upwards in their career, as well as the skills to succeed in higher positions. The MRes Sport Development programme is structured around a flexible though clearly framed series of supervised projects. The course is both flexible and carefully structured, with each project focusing on a clear theme related to your professional area. Throughout the course, students are supported with project templates which guide them on structure, content and the research process.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date



Consideration of debates that constitute the terms of reference for sport development within organisations. For example, debates relating to elitism in sport, ideology and sport development interventions, changing perceptions of obesity, health and obligations to intervene and the application of development theories to the sport development process.

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

Students will be 21 years of age or over, will be graduates and will already be engaged in work within the profession.