Sport, Body & Society - MA/PgD/PgC
Whilst drawing upon major areas of study within the socio-cultural study of sport, this degree takes a focused approach to recent developments in the field, distinguishing this from other sociology of sport programmes.
The body politic has become ever more significant, and has become a focus as an area for investigation to enhance the socio-cultural study of sport. For example, explorations of the body in sport include: becoming/being disabled, human interface with technology, jock culture, female bodies in boxing, taking risks and cheating in sport.
- Sport, Body and Society
- Research Methods (Qualitative pathway)
- Sporting Bodies and Social Identities
- Sport and socio-cultural change
- Ethics in Sport
- Independent Study Project
In order to qualify for the MA, students are required to successfully complete a 15,000 word dissertation project.
Awareness and knowledge of social issues by specialists in the field of sport is increasingly in demand where there is an interest in people. Sports sociologists are sought after in a range of sport related occupations that include; community sports development programmes, management of sport/leisure facilities in the private sector, sports administration roles and sports media.
Further, this programme is ideal for those with aspirations of a research career or continued study at PhD level and fosters a range of transferable skills.
Applicants should normally have one of the following:
- An honours degree (2.1 or above ) in a sport or leisure related area appropriate to the pathway
- A honours degree (2.1 or above) in an alternative discipline area that is acceptable to the programme leader.
- Candidates with exceptional and extensive work experience in coaching, leisure management or recreation will also be considered for entry to the pathway.
Candidates with exceptional and extensive work experience in coaching, leisure management or recreation will also be considered for entry to the pathway.
School: Cardiff School of Sport
Course Length: Up to three years
Assessment for this course varies depending on the modules taken.
How to Apply:
Applications for this course should be made direct to the university. For further information please visit our How to Apply pages at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/howtoapply
Students are normally selected on the basis of their formal application, a CV and an interview.