Sport and Exercise Science MRes

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  • MRes Sport and Exercise Science, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 1 year
    • Pound 6020 per year **Annual Postgraduate Research Fees apply - additional Bench Fees of up to £6000 also applicable**
  • MRes Sport and Exercise Science, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time, 2 years
    • Pound 3010 price per 30 credit module **Annual Postgraduate Research Fees apply - additional Bench Fees of up to £6000 also applicable**
  • MRes Sport and Exercise Science, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 1 year
    • Pound 16100 per year **Annual Postgraduate Research Fees apply - additional Bench Fees of up to £6000 also applicable**

Course modules

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

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Your future career

Your future career

This course will provide you with an excellent grounding if you are seeking a career in the increasingly competitive research environment, as well as provide a base for further study to the MPhil or PhD level.

You will benefit from your association with this dynamic and demonstrably successful area of UEL research.

The Applied Sports Sciences Research Group  (ASSRG) focuses on how sport and physical activity impact on social, psychological and physiological outcomes. It has steadily increased its peer-reviewed research since being established in 2011.

While this course is aimed at students wishing to go into scientific research, it also equips you with skills that will be of vital value to you in a wide range of careers.

You will be an applicant of proven suitability for any job requiring motivated individuals with good independent and team-working skills and demonstrable ability in the creation, synthesis, analysis and communication of data and information.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, and further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. Our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting-edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

Our dedicated and award-winning team provide you with careers and employability resources, including:

  • Online jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work.
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts 
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services 
  • Careers workshops and employer events 
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme which issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you’ve mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

Our Mental Wealth programme

We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top

  • Enterprise and entrepreneurship support 
  • We are ranked 6th for graduate start-ups 
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations 
  • Support in starting a new business, freelancing and self-employment 
  • London on our doorstep

What you'll learn

The majority of your course will be taken up by an independent research project, which will offer 120 credits.

The remaining third of the course consists of a core research skills module - which you will take at the beginning of your first year of study - and an optional module. Each is worth 30 credits.

For full-time students, this will run concurrently with the research project. Part-time students must complete the skills module prior to starting the project.

The optional module may be selected from a list that features further research skills and subject-related academic modules, including Designing and Implementing Survey Research; Research to Evaluate Quality, Impact and Effectiveness; Muscles, Movement and Exercise; Gait, Balance and Posture; and Managing the Healthy Athlete; and Sports Rehabilitation: Injury to Optimal Performance.

If you complete the Essential Research Skills module and an optional module, you will be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate.

To achieve the award of MRes in Sport and Exercise Science you must successfully pass both taught modules and mount a successful oral defence of your dissertation.

How you'll learn

Teaching methods will include lectures, workshops, seminars, discussion groups and meetings with your supervisory team. 

All the taught modules are supported by material that can be accessed online. Our virtual learning environment also offers you the opportunity to complete a variety of activities that will enhance your studies.

You will work on your project in our recently refurbished sports and exercise laboratories and with the support of an existing research group, with good community links.

The focus of our work within UEL is twofold: to contribute to scientific knowledge about improving sports performance and to enhance the quality of life of people in our local community. Our research explores areas such as positive sport psychology, exercise physiology, nutrition and physical activity and wellbeing.

We are committed to civic engagement - learning through real-life projects that benefit society - and our research impacts positively on the lives of our students and local people.

You will become a part of all this as you work towards your MRes qualification.

As an MRes student, you will have at least two and not normally more than three supervisors, who between them offer a unique range of academic and professional experience.

One of your supervisors will be the director of studies, who will keep in touch with you on a regular and frequent basis.

How you will be assessed

Assessment methods vary across the course. They include written reports, presentations, a professional research proposal, a final research dissertation and an oral defence of your dissertation. For the optional modules, they could include essays, written exams, case studies, data assignments and practical laboratory work.

Campus and facilities

Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD

Who teaches this course

This course is delivered by School of Health, Sport and Bioscience

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.