Sport and Exercise Science

(Pathways in Biomechanics, Physiology or Psychology)

Postgraduate degree

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

Specialise in either Biomechanics, Physiology or Psychology on our research-intensive programme that provides an excellent platform for progression to PhD-level study.

Start Date:

September 2022

Duration:

Full-time: 1 year (12 months)
Part-time: 2-6 years (24-72 months)

Degree Type:

MRes

Number of credits:

MRes: 180 credits
Postgraduate Certificate: 60 credits (exit award)

Specific entry requirements

2:1 or higher Bachelor's degree in Sport Science/Studies or a related science-based degree.

Postgraduate, Master’s and Doctoral On-Campus Open Evening

Wednesday 9 February 2022, 5–7.30pm

Course and Module Details

Overview

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

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.  

You will undertake an extensive research dissertation which will give you the opportunity to perform focused research, informed and framed by theoretical understanding, and to develop the discipline-specific skills and understanding of the processes required for good research practice. To help inform your dissertation, you will also complete the Research Methods module and be paired with a project supervisor who is an expert in your chosen topic. 

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. 

As students will work closely with an expert in their chosen field of research, prospective students can contact potential supervisors to discuss their area of research prior to starting the programme. Applications will only be considered if you have a proposed Research Project and supervisor at the time of application. You can find out about potential supervisors and their research interests here. Please note, honorary members cannot be supervisors and should not be contacted. 

Modules

 


These modules are those we currently offer and may be subject to change each year.

Tuition fees and funding

September 2022 entry tuition fees

Year 1 fees, see links in table below for more information.

UK EU and International
£8,650 £15,750

Career Options

This programme successfully prepares graduates to take up positions such as Exercise Physiologists, Biomechanists, Performance Consultants, PhD students, Researchers, Health Care Professionals, Lecturers and Data Analysts. The programme also equips graduates with the transferable and analytical skills for a diverse range of careers outside of Sports and Exercise Sciences. 

How to apply

Postgraduate programmes

You can apply now for any programme starting in January, February, April or September 2022.

All postgraduate taught applications can be made via our online application form.

If you need any help or advice with your application, or just want to ask us a question before you apply, please do not hesitate to contact us.

International students
Please note that most international applicants have to pay a deposit before securing their place.

  • See our Finance pages for more details

Postgraduate application process FAQs

 

To apply, you need to complete our online application form.

No, you can save and revisit your application form and can contact us directly at any time if you need advice or assistance.

We have general entry requirements for postgraduate courses. Many of our courses also have specific entry requirements. You can find details of these, and the fees for individual courses, on our postgraduate course pages.

If you are a prospective postgraduate student who has home fee status, then you can apply close to the start of the course of study. However, if you have international fee status and require a Tier 4 Visa, then you will normally need to apply much earlier. Please see our application deadlines for postgraduate study.

We encourage all students to apply as early as possible, as some programmes have limited numbers.

Yes, we offer a range of scholarships, alongside support on managing your finances while you are with us.

You can find more information on our postgraduate home and postgraduate international financial support pages. There are also other sources of external funding for international students available.

Yes, we have a wide range of high quality and competitively priced on-campus student residences. We are able to offer quiet rooms and can adjust for those with specific access needs.

Find out more on our accommodation pages

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Course Facilities

Image -  Our state-of-the-art Sport and Exercise Physiology Laboratory  
  With a walk-in environmental chamber, BodPod, and a huge range of physiological assessment equipment where you can measure lactate threshold, VO2 max, and speed of power output for improving athletic performance in a range of physical and sporting activities.    

Our state-of-the-art Sport and Exercise Physiology Laboratory 

With a walk-in environmental chamber, BodPod, and a huge range of physiological assessment equipment where you can measure lactate threshold, VO2 max, and speed of power output for improving athletic performance in a range of physical and sporting activities.  

Image -  Our Biomechanics Laboratory  
  With advanced optical motion tracking systems and Kistler force plates mounted in the floor to measure ground reaction forces.    

Our Biomechanics Laboratory 

With advanced optical motion tracking systems and Kistler force plates mounted in the floor to measure ground reaction forces.  

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Our Research

For an overview of the research carried out by our academics within the School of Life and Health Sciences, please visit the departmental research pages.

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Doing all we can to support our student's lives 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.