Sport and Exercise Science (Pathways in Biomechanics, Physiology or Psychology) (MRes)


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  • We have a proud history spanning 25 years offering postgraduate sports and exercise science programmes.
  • Ideal if you are interested in focusing on a specific research area at Masters level and provides an excellent platform for progression to PhD-level study.
  • You can choose to specialise in either Biomechanics, Physiology or Psychology.
  • Benefit from state-of-the-art laboratory facilities in which you can conduct your research.
  • We have partnerships with the likes of Fulham FC, Hercules Wimbledon Athletics Club, Crystal Palace FC, the Lawn Tennis Association, schools and coaching agencies.


This MRes is a tailored programme of study enabling you to work closely with supervisors in your area of interest. The programme has been designed to allow you to specialise in either Psychology, Physiology or Biomechanics. 

Sport and Exercise Science has its roots in biomechanics, psychology, physiology, and metabolism and its interaction with exercise and nutrition. The field of sport and exercise science has developed a great deal over the past century and contributes greatly to our understanding of societal issues including health and disease as well as elite sporting performance.

The Sports and Exercise Science masters in research (MRes) at the University of Roehampton provides you with essential tools to make the transition from postgraduate study to further study (PhD) or employment.

The decision to specialise can be made within the first three weeks of the programme commencing. To be awarded the specialised pathway, students will have to complete their dissertation and two taught modules in the relevant field.

You will undertake a research dissertation which will provide the opportunity to perform focused research, informed and framed by theoretical understanding; and to develop the skills and understanding of the processes required for good research practice. To help inform the dissertation, you will also take the Research Methods modules, which will equip you with a comprehensive understanding of research methods.

You will develop an enhanced understanding of the key concepts, principles and theories in your chosen area of sport and exercise science research. You will also gain the conceptual, practical and analytical framework for research and employment in the field of sport and exercise science, while developing your ability to conduct a substantial piece of original research and present it in a variety of formats.

You will develop transferable skills, as well as discipline-specific skills required for further study (PhD) or in the context of future employment.

This course will provide you with the tools to prepare for PhD positions, or professional employment such as exercise physiologists, biomechanics, performance consultants, researchers, health care professionals, and data analysts.

Life at Roehampton

At Roehampton, we can offer all new students the opportunity to live in accommodation on our beautiful parkland campus, including affordable and high-end options.

We offer scholarships, provide hardship funding and help you find advice on managing your finances while you study.

We provide plenty of opportunities for you to get involved, through volunteering, playing sport or music, or joining one of our many active student societies.