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Sport, Physical Activity and Mental Health, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (WUR) ,
This interdisciplinary course, delivered in association with Everton in the Community (the official charity of Everton Football Club), provides you with a unique opportunity to undertake cutting-edge, impact-focused and policy-relevant teaching and research related to health and wellbeing in sport, physical activity and related sectors.

About

You will have the opportunity to work with academic experts, practitioners and other professionals to further your understanding of the complex links between sport, physical activity and mental health and develop expertise in the design and evaluation of programmes intended to promote mental health and wellbeing. You will also examine how mental health may be compromised, as well as enhanced, by participating and working in community and professional sport.

The programme is suitable for graduates as well as current practitioners, professionals and policy makers, who have an interest in sport, physical activity and mental health or health and wellbeing more broadly. The course will also be highly relevant for those working in community and professional sport, including coaches, current and former athletes, safeguarding and welfare officers, and support staff.

  • Join an innovative Masters degree, delivered in association with Everton in the Community, which provides a unique and interdisciplinary insight into the relationship between sport, physical activity and mental health;
  • Combine theory and practice to develop expertise in the design, implementation and evaluation of programmes that are aimed at promoting mental health via sport and physical activity across a range of settings.
  • Tailor the programme to particular areas of interest and focus upon mental health awareness in community and/or professional sport, or mental health promotion across specific groups such as children and young people or adults and older people.

Career Prospects

You will graduate well placed to pursue a variety of career paths, including working in community and professional sport as a mental health practitioner, programme manager/worker, policy maker, coach, administrator, safeguarding and welfare officer, or as part of a sports science support team.Alternatively, you may wish to pursue a career in research, youth and social work, or in the sport, leisure and business management sectors. The course also provides ideal preparation to progress onto doctoral study in sport and physical activity.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Mental Health and Mental Illness: Prevalence, Determinants and Inequality
  • The Policy Process in Sport, Physical Activity and Mental Health 
  • Research Methods and Programme Design in Sport, Physical Activity and Mental Health
  • Applied Research Dissertation in Sport, Physical Activity and Mental Health
  • Sport, Physical Activity and Mental Health Promotion for Children and Young People
  • Sport, Physical Activity and Mental Health Promotion for Adults and Older People
  • Mental Health Awareness for Community Sports Participants and Practitioners 
  • Mental Health Awareness for Performance Sport Athletes and Practitioners

      Detailed Programme Facts

      • Programme intensity

        You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

        Full-time
        • Full-time duration 12 months
        Part-time
        • Average part-time duration 24 months
      • Credits
        180 alternative credits
      • Languages
        • English
      • Delivery mode
        On Campus

      English Language Requirements

      You only need to take one of these language tests:

      • Minimum required score:

        90

        The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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      • Minimum required score:

        6.5

        The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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      • Minimum required score:

        65

        PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

      Academic Requirements

      You need the following GPA score:

      Required score: Upper Second Class

      Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

      Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

      General Requirements

      • To join this MSc you should have a degree equivalent to UK first class or upper second class honours (2:1 or above) in a relevant sports-related discipline. Suitable subjects include sports development, sports management, sport and exercise science, sports coaching, sports psychology, sociology of sport, and physical activity and health.
      • Applicants with a lower second class honours degree in one of the above disciplines, in addition to relevant work or other experience in the field of sport, physical activity and mental health, may also be admitted at the department’s discretion.

      Tuition Fee

      • International

        13000 GBP/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 13000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
      • EU/EEA

        5220 GBP/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 5220 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
      We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
      • Tuition fees for part-time study on this MSc are £29 per credit for UK and EU students, i.e. £580 per 20 credit module.

      Living costs for Cambridge

      • 846 - 1470 GBP/month
        Living Costs

      The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

      Funding

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