About This Course
This programme has been designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop a critical understanding of the principles and application of research design and analytical methods relevant to the scientific study of sport and exercise sciences. In contrast to our MRes programmes in Sport and Exercise Physiology and Psychology, this programme gives students the option to study elements of both physiology and psychology. The programme facilitates the integration of theory and professional practice, and throughout the programme the research process and emphasis on student autonomy of learning become increasingly important.
You may have the opportunity to prepare for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) supervisory experience training, which is normally a pre-requisite of the Association’s professional accreditation.
BASES also organises an annual student conference. Former MSc students have won prestigious awards for ‘Best Postgraduate Verbal Presentation’ and ‘Best Postgraduate Poster Presentation’ at the BASES Student Conferences. These awards are open to MSc, MRes and PhD students from all UK Universities.
MRes: 1 year full-time, 3 years part-time (as standard but students can request to study over two years); Certificate: 30 weeks full-time.
MRes/Certificate: Students who complete 60 credits of taught modules gain a certificate award
For more information visit the School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences’ website.
What will you study on this course?
Please click on the link below to see the modules for the current academic year.
Modules for the current academic year
Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change. Find out what our students are currently studying on the Sport and Exercise Sciences Modules page.
Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.
International Year Zero: HSD GPA 2.0 OR SAT 1500+
International Year 1: HSD GPA 3.0 OR SAT 500+ each section OR ACTs 26+
Undergraduate Courses: HSD GPA 3.0 OR SAT 550+ each section OR ACTs 26+
Postgraduate Courses: Bachelor Degree GPA of 3.0. GRE not required
PhD/Research Course: Masters Degree
Note: Some courses may require higher entry requirements. Refer Individual Course page for details.
Applicants from USA need NOT provide additional evidence of English Language ability, if previous education was with English medium of instruction. Otherwise, an IELTS overall 6.0 with 5.5 in each component or equivalent is normally required (some courses may require a higher score).
At least a 2.2 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.
Students with a degree from a different academic area may also be considered. Working professionals with non-graduate qualifications will be assessed on an individual basis. Please contact us.
EU and Overseas students, whose first language is not English, are required to take the standardised English Language test (IELTS) at their British Council before the June of their admission to the course.
Students who achieve a score of 6.5 or above (no individual score below 6.0) are eligible for direct entry to the course.
Examples of possible future careers:
- Study for a PhD (at Bangor University or elsewhere)
- Lecturer in Further or Higher Education
- Research Assistant (universities and NHS)
- Laboratory Specialised Technician (e.g. sports clubs, hospitals)
- Police and Armed Services
- Social Care work
Applicants who are interested in undertaking an MRes programme should first identify a potential supervisor from the staff list available on the School website.
They should follow the online application process for PhD/MPhil students which can be found here.
In addition, students should prepare a brief outline of their proposed area of research to accompany their application form