About This Course
This MSc degree in Applied Sport Science aims to provide graduates with the opportunity to take a multi-disciplinary approach to their development. The degree will provide you with the skills, knowledge and flexibility of thought to develop an understanding of the physiological and psychological approaches to performance enhancement (e.g., competitive athletes and casual exercisers). It will also provide you with insights into the approaches that may be taken when working within rehabilitation settings (e.g., healthy ageing, chronic disease). It has been designed to be flexible and relevant to your individual needs and interests, with a strong emphasis on the application of theory to professional practice.
You’ll be able to use some of the knowledge and skills that you’ll acquire 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 organise an annual student conference. Some of our 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 and PhD students from all UK Universities and the fact that our students have repeatedly won awards is an indication of the excellent quality of the teaching and research training you’ll experience on our course
MSc: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time; Diploma: 30 weeks full-time
Have a look at this page for more reasons to study for a postgraduate degree in the field of Sport, Health & Exercise Sciences at Bangor University. You can also find some funding information here for students applying to study on any taught postgraduate programme. There is also a Bangor’s Sports Scholarship scheme for those who excel at sport.
What will you study on this course?
This Applied Sport Science master’s degree allows you to take a flexible approach to your learning and includes options for taught modules that cover topics in sport, health, and exercise from both a physiological and a psychological perspective. Content is delivered through traditional lectures, interactive seminars, one-to-one tutorials, computer sessions, and practical workshops. The extent to which these teaching modes feature in the degree will depend on the module options that you select. The degree will provide you with the experience of working independently and in group-based settings and you’ll also complete a substantial period of self-study that includes the completion of a research project or dissertation. To complement these teaching approaches, the degree also utilises a variety of assessment methods including case-reports, client reports, practical skills, the ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations, and the delivery of presentations (e.g., posters and talks). Again, the contribution of these assessment types will specifically depend on the modules that you opt to take on your degree
As a graduate of the degree, you’ll be able to show a critical scientific knowledge and understanding of sport and exercise science; demonstrate an understanding of the scientific principles and statistical procedures that underpin effective research design, data collection, and data interpretation in sport and exercise science; and will be able to illustrate how scientific ideologies can be used to design, implement, and evaluate client-based interventions in sport and exercise settings.
You’ll also develop skills that might be used when collecting data for research and/or applied purposes in laboratory and field settings. At the end of the degree, you’ll have developed contextual awareness and problem solving when considering how scientific principles and practical interventions might be applied to sport and exercise settings, and will be able to interpret and communicate scientific data to suit the needs of the audience (e.g., athletes, coaches, clinicians or patients). You’ll also be able to demonstrate a range of standard key skills, including awareness of health and safety and ethical considerations.
In addition to this, a unique aspect of the program is the opportunity to work with clients under the supervision of an experienced lecturer practitioner. After completion of a needs assessment you’ll design, implement, and evaluate a sport and exercise driven intervention to enhance your client’s physical performance on specifically targeted physiological parameters
Collectively, these approaches are designed to equip you with the communication and presentation skills, interactive and group skills, reflective practice skills, and numeracy and information technology skills that will allow you to to demonstrate the professionalism required in the workplace.
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 Applied Sport Science Modules page.
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At least a 2.2 honours degree in a relevant subject (or equivalent).
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 email@example.com with any questions.
EU and Overseas students, whose first language is not English, are required to take the standardised English Language test (IELTS) before starting the course. Students who achieve a score of 6.0 or above (no individual score below 5.5) are eligible for direct entry to the course. The University offers pre-sessional language courses before courses start through ELCOS for those that need additional support reaching the required level.
All our postgraduate programmes are designed (with further training where appropriate) to enhance the career prospects of Sport, Health and Exercise Science graduates.Career destinations of Bangor postgraduates include: the Home Country Sports Institutes, National Governing Bodies, the Olympic Medical Institute, Professional sports teams and organisations, the fitness industry, the NHS (hospitals and Primary Care Trusts), Teaching and Education (after completing a Postgraduate Certificate of Education). Further postgraduate study (ie Doctoral research) is another vocational route.
This specific degree will equip you with a variety of skills to work across the broad sport and exercise sector. For example, graduates may progress to careers or further education in sport, health, exercise, education (e.g., teaching, after postgraduate training) or research (e.g., progress to PhD / Research Fellow careers). The transferable skills attained on this programme may also assist you to pursue a career in other vocations for example the armed forces, emergency services, or business.