Socio-Cultural Studies of Sport and Exercise

University of Worcester

12 months
13700 GBP/year
7080 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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During the Socio-Cultural Studies of Sport and Exercise programme of University of Worcester you will gain a deeper understanding of your chosen research area with a challenging combination of taught modules, research training and supervised research. 


In the Socio-Cultural Studies of Sport and Exercise programme of University of Worcester you'll benefit from a professional and challenging relationship with your supervisor - who will be an academic working at the forefront of their discipline. As well as access to the full range of University facilities.

Key features

The Programme aims to prepare students:

  • for doctoral level study
  • to engage in a career in socio-cultural research in a HE or industrial context
  • to meet the global need for highly trained individuals who can make informed decisions on future research directions
  • to think independently and develop a critical approach to the analysis of data and interpretation of published research.

Where could it take you?

Generally, MRes graduates will pursue a career either in academia or in industry. The knowledge, training and skills students receive will provide a springboard for vocational careers in the sport and exercise industry and education as well as by going on to PhD study in academia. Emphasis on high level academic attainment and the development of transferable skills will generate job opportunities in aspects of social sciences and other areas of employment.

As well as being a qualification in its own right, an MRes qualification in Socio-Cultural Studies of Sport and Exercise is an important pathway into doctoral study in the Social Sciences. Students with this qualification will be better placed to progress to successful doctoral study at the University of Worcester or elsewhere.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Developing and Managing your Research
  • Research Methods
  • Research Thesis Preparation
  • MRes Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic 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. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are expected to have a First or Second Class Honours Degree or equivalent award in an appropriate discipline or have appropriate research or professional experience which has resulted in appropriate evidence of achievement. For example experience in a research environment such as private research and development or public research laboratories.
  • International applicants will also be required to demonstrate that they have the appropriate level of written and spoken English (normally IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum score of 6 in written English). 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7080 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7080 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
Part-time fees:
  • UK / EU, EEA: 590 GBP per 15 credits
  • INTERNATIONAL: 1,142 GBP per 15 credits


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Socio-Cultural Studies of Sport and Exercise
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