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Sport and Health Sciences, M.Res.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
Plymouth, United Kingdom
The Sport and Health Sciences course offered by Plymouth Marjon University is a flexible programme based around three taught research methods modules, an independent project relating to your specialist subject area, and a Masters thesis (supported through academic tutorials). 


Course Overview

Study can take place on a one year full-time or two year part-time basis. The Sport and Health Sciences course offered by Plymouth Marjon University promotes collaborative engagement between students and research active academic staff. This engagement has already resulted in a number of research publications.

This thought-provoking, intellectually stimulating MRes Sport and Health Sciences course delivers work-centred projects to students who want to propel their sport and health sciences career forwards. Students are encouraged to develop a critical appreciation of the changing demands in their field and, in doing so, they become equipped with the skills to deal with any challenges that these changes may present.

This course is a project based and work centred programme which enables students to develop a critical appreciation of the contemporary issues and developments within the field of sport and health sciences. Focusing on aspects, specific to their professional field, it affords the opportunity to critically reflect and engage in debate about the issues and developments and to contribute to the planning in order to meet the challenges of appropriate implementation.

It provides a particularly responsive alternative approach to professional development that is rooted in the concept of action research and encourages students to explore issues as they emerge within their profession. This responsive approach to professional development encourages students to explore issues as they emerge.What might you become?

MRes Sport and Health Sciences enables professional development within Sport and Health Sciences. Your programme will reflect your own professional aspirations and increase your potential to progress with your current employer or within the wider sector. The MRes programme also provides a good grounding in the research process and can be used as a stepping stone into Doctoral research. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Perspectives on the Research Process
  • Interdisciplinary Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods
  • Disciplinary Specific Research Methods
  • Contemporary Contextual Issues
  • Masters Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
  • 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.

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General Requirements

Admission requirements

  • It is generally anticipated that applicants will be graduates age 21 years or over and will already be working in a related role.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11500 GBP per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5500 GBP per year and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs for Plymouth

  • 731 - 1390 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


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