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 ProspectsYou 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 StructureCourses 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
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesHealth Sciences Sports Sciences View 1245 other Masters in Health Sciences in United Kingdom
- 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.
International13000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA5220 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5220 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- 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.
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