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MRes Programmes Overview

MRes programmes are aimed at students who wish to gain more extensive training in research in sport, health and exercise sciences and who may be interested in pursuing a PhD/research career.  They have 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 their scientific discipline.  Students will also learn about the importance of conducting research with reference to ethical and regulatory guidelines and develop their theoretical understanding of research at the forefront of their chosen discipline. These programmes facilitate the integration of theory and professional practice, and throughout the programmes the research process and emphasis on student autonomy of learning become increasingly important.

There are three pathways:

MRes Programme Structure and Content

Research skills oriented modules form the bedrock of SHES’ MRes programmes. As a result taught modules are aligned with both discipline specific and the (higher) cognitive skills our MRes programmes aim to provide.  Within a modular structure all students undertake compulsory modules in Research Skills (20 credits) plus 20 credits from the following modules:

  • How to Conduct Statistics (20 credits);
  • Presentation of Statistics (10 credits);
  • Peer Reviewing (10 credits);
  • Latent Variable Modelling (10 credits);

Students also choose 20 credits from optional modules, according to the programme chosen (see below), to make up their total of 60 credits from the taught component of the MRes programmes. The final compulsory Research Project comprises 120 credits.

Optional modules undertaken are relevant to the programme of study:

MRes Sport and Exercise Physiology

MRes Sport and Exercise Physiology – Clinical Exercise Physiology; Performance Physiology; or Rehabilitation of the Injured Athlete.

MRes Sport and Exercise Psychology

MRes Sport and Exercise Psychology – Sport Psychology; Effective Coaching; Exercise Psychology; or Rehabilitation of the Injured Athlete.

MRes Sport and Exercise Science

MRes Sport and Exercise Science – Clinical Exercise Physiology; Sport Psychology; Effective Coaching; Exercise Psychology; Performance Physiology;  or Rehabilitation of the Injured Athlete.

For those wishing to pursue an entirely research-based degree, MPhil and PhD programmes are available.