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Socio-Cultural Studies of Sport and Exercise, M.Res.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
The Masters by Research in Socio-Cultural Studies of Sport and Exercise is an advanced postgraduate degree which can either be taken as a stand-alone qualification or as progression route into doctoral research.


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.

 Our MRes in Socio-Cultural Studies of Sport and Exercise offers you:

• Academic rigor: Gain a deeper understanding of your chosen research area with a challenging combination of taught modules, research training and supervised research;
• Wide variety of research interests: We have a strong contingent of academics with a high degree of professional and personal experience enabling you to get the most out of both the taught and research elements of your programme;
• Excellent supervision: Drawn from experienced and highly motivated academics who work at the forefront of their disciplines, you will benefit from a professional and challenging relationship with your supervisor;
• Resources: Access to the University of Worcester’s virtual resources and to the state-of-the-art library facilities (Located at The Hive).

Programme Structure

The MRes in Socio-Cultural Studies of Sport and Exercise commences with a taught programme. You will be expected to take and pass three taught modules (see below) before proceeding to the research stage of your programme which will culminate in the production of a written thesis that will be examined by viva (oral examination).

The Institute of Sport and Exercise Science’s educational and research expertise within the socio-cultural area extends across the Olympic movement, corporeal and sporting identities, national identity, moral pedagogy, the Olympic industry, migrations, sport globalisation and the sociology of coaching.

  • Process and skills, management and methods
  • Research methods in sport and exercise
  • Research thesis preparation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

    Schedule IELTS

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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5150 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Worcester

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


New Postgraduate Loans for Masters degrees in the UK were introduced.

If you start a full-time or part-time master’s course you can apply for a Postgraduate Loan. You’ll be able to borrow up to £10,000 to pay your fees and help with living costs.

You may be eligible for this loan if you:

  • Are under 60
  • Ordinarily live in England
  • Don't already have a master's degree or higher qualification

It won't depend on personal or family income.

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