Masters | Postgraduate Course - Sports Science MRes Course Details within University of East London

UEL Stratford Campus
Tel:0208 223 4163
Course Fees
UK/EU: Full-time 2014/15: £4,000 Part-time 2014/15: £2,000 International Students: Full-time 2014/15: £11,000, Part-time 2014/15: £5,500
Start Month(s)
January and September
Contact Name
Applicant Enquiries Team
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Sports Science MRes

Study Details

MRes Full time, Part time

This programme is aimed at students working towards a career in research. Two thirds of this programme is spent in the execution of a supervised individual research project within one of the research groups in the School of Health, Sport and Bioscience. The remaining third of the programme consists of a research skills module and an optional module which may be selected from a list containing further research skills or subject related academic modules.

Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences scholarships are available for international students (Non-EU)

Key Facts

Studying for an MRes in Sports Science at UEL you will benefit from

  • a thriving research environment
  • the opportunity to contribute to existing ongoing research projects
  • excellent laboratory and library facilities
  • dedicated postgraduate research space
  • proximity to other major libraries and resource centres in London
  • proximity to the Olympic Park
  • state of the art sports facilities.

Why Choose Us?

  • good laboratory and sports facilities
  • be part of an existing research team
  • online support available.   

Module details

The programme consists of two 30 credit taught M level modules, one of which is a core module and one of which is selected from a range of possible options. The remainder of the programme (120 credits) consists of an independent research project at M level.

The core module is:

  • Essential Research Skills.

Optional modules include:

  • Designing and implementing survey research
  • Quantitative data analysis
  • Creating and analysing qualitative data
  • Research to evaluate quality, impact and effectiveness
  • Contemporary Theories in Sport Psychology
  • Advanced Applied Sport Psychology
  • Theory of Strength and Conditioning
  • The Advanced Practice of Strength and Conditioning
  • Sport and Exercise Nutrition
  • Physical Activity and Exercise
  • Muscles, Movement and Exercise
  • Gait, Balance and Posture
  • Managing the Healthy Athlete
  • Sports Rehabilitation: Injury to Optimal Performance.

Entry Requirements

Minimum 2:2 with honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc)  from the UK, taught in English in a relevant subject area. 

Please note you would usually be expected to have at least a Grade C in English and Maths GCSE. Most programmes also accept Key Skills Level 2 Application of Number and Communication as equivalent to GCSE Maths and English.

We also require: 

  • A written statement in support of your application of a maximum of 1,500 words outlining academic and professional background, career objectives and reasons for choosing the MRes Programme
  • In considering applicants we will look for evidence of a candidate’s ability and background knowledge in relation to the proposed field of study.
  • Two supporting references, one of which is preferably academic.

Students that apply to enter stages of the programme may be admitted through normal Accreditation of Experiential Learning (AEL) or Accreditation of Certificated Learning (ACL) processes, or through an approved articulation agreement. Therefore such applicants must be able to demonstrate and evidence that they have the required learning outcomes as listed in the modules for which they are seeking exemption.

On receipt of your application you will be assessed for suitability for entry to the programme and if acceptable will be sent a list of research projects to select from. You will be required to submit a short written justification for your project selection. All applicants will be interviewed prior to confirming an offer of a place on the programme

Overall IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

Overall IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening (or recognised equi valent).

Programme Assessment

Assessment methods vary across the programme to ensure that students develop and are assessed against the full range of learning outcomes and to enable all students to showcase their skills.

Methods used for assessment across the core areas of the programme include

◦an annotated bibliography with critical appraisal
◦a professional research proposal
◦an appropriate risk assessment
◦a contemporaneous record of research
◦an interim written report
◦a presentation to the journal club
◦a poster presentation
◦a final dissertation or research paper
◦oral defence of the dissertation/paper.

Assessment methods for the optional modules are extremely variable and include amongst other things

◦written examinations
◦data assignments
◦case studies
◦laboratory practical work.

Student Destinations

This programme provides excellent training for those seeking a career in the increasingly competitive research environment and should provide an excellent base for anyone contemplating further study to MPhil or PhD level. This programme is aimed at students wishing to pursue a career in scientific research possibly through subsequent PhD study. The skills acquired would however equip students for a wide range of careers requiring motivated individuals with good independent and team working skills and proven ability in the creation, synthesis, analysis and communication of information and/or data.

Whoever you are, whatever your background, we want to help you make the most of your time at UEL and ensure that your course will help lead you to where you want to go. UEL's dedicated Employability and Enterprise Team (EET) is on hand to support you throughout your studies and beyond. Not only should your course help lead you to the job you want, but also the skills and experience you gain along the way can prove invaluable both in starting and developing your career.