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The Department of Sport and Exercise Science offers the MRes degree in the following areas:

This course is an essential stepping stone for those looking to work as an applied researcher within a sporting environmentChelsea Oxendale
MRes Student
Dept of Sport and Exercise Sciences
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Sociology of Sport and Exercise

The MRes in Sports Science is an innovative opportunity for students to engage in a substantive individual research project with personal supervision and targeted research training. The aim is to give students a supportive environment in which to develop and utilise their research skills.

The degree involves completion of two modules delivered as part of the taught masters programmes and the completion of a personal research project.

Taught modules

All students complete a taught Research Methods module plus a second module specific to their discipline of interest.

The two taught modules are assessed by a 4,000-word written assignment (or its equivalent), and there are no formal examinations.

MRes Research Project

MRes students complete a programme of personal research and submit a literature review, journal article style paper and oral presentation on their chosen topic.

Projects are varied and can be directed to coincide with career aspirations or be work related. Projects can be conducted in the well equiped laboratories at the University, in a place of work or in the home City or Country of the student.

Each project is subject to individual discussion with the MRes Director of Studies and the intended project supervisor.


The MRes offers students an opportunity to develop skills suitable for a range of careers ranging from research, teaching, industry and beyond.

The programme also provides an excellent grounding for those looking to undertake MPhil or PhD research.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements: 2:1 first degree or Masters in a relevant discipline or substantive professional experience.

How to Apply

Application is made online (, although expressions of interest and enquiries can be made to Dr. Craig Twist ( who is the Department's Research Development Officer.

Note: Please indicate your subject area of interest on the application

UK & EU Students

  • MRes: Full Time - £3,900/Part Time - £1,950

Non-UK or Non-EU Students:

  • MRes non laborary based £10,700
  • MRes laboratory based £14,000

*The fee information is intended as a guide only
*Fees can be paid in full or in interest free monthly payments.