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


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  • Specialise in either Biomechanics, Physiology or Psychology.
  • Research-intensive programme that provides an excellent platform for progression to PhD-level study.
  • Develop the practical knowledge of advanced laboratory techniques in our world-class laboratories.
  • Become part of our Sports and Exercise Science Research Group and access departmental seminars discussing the latest sports and exercise research.
  • Have the opportunity to undertake voluntary work experience placements at leading sporting organisations and teams, health charities and NHS institutions. In previous years, posts have included Chelsea Football Club, Crystal Palace Football Club, Harlequin’s Rugby Football Club Internship and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital.


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.

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.

You will undertake an extensive research dissertation which will provide 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 the 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.

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

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.

Teaching staff on our MRes Sport and Exercise Science are connected to our Sport and Exercise Research Centre. Find out more about their research interests here.

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.