Sport & Exercise Science - MSc/PgD/PgC
The internationally recognised research expertise in the Cardiff School of Sport is uniquely combined with one of the leading centres for student sport in the UK to provide a popular MSc programme in Sport and Exercise Science. The programme is a modular pathway within the Cardiff School of Sport’s Postgraduate Scheme in Sport Studies (PGSS). The flexible programme is centred on research-informed professional practice and adopts a student-centred approach to develop understanding of contemporary issues in sport and exercise through multi- and independent discipline (biomechanics, psychology & physiology) perspectives.
The programme’s core module is centred on enhancing awareness of the professional issues associated with being a sport and exercise scientist in alignment with the informed practice of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (http://www.bases.org.uk/). The option modules are purposefully structured to allow students to individualise their programme based on their interests within the respective disciplines.
• Research Methods (Quantitative Route)
• Professional Issues in the Sport & Exercise Science
• Dissertation Project
Choose four option modules with at least two from group one:
• Physiology of Sports Performance
• Theoretical & Experimental Sport Biomechanics
• Sports Psychology: Theory to Practice
• Independent Study
• Working with Elite Performers
• Physical Activity in Health & Disease
• Paediatric Exercise Science & Health
• Health & Exercise Psychology
• Exercise Testing & Interpretation
There are three exit points from the degree; Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PgC) after successful completion of three modules; Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education (PgD) awarded completion of three core and three option modules; the MSc is awarded on successful completion of all taught elements as well as submission of a 15,000 word dissertation project.
Many graduates of the programme are currently studying for a research degree (MPhil/PhD) in a related subject. Other graduates have successfully pursued careers in the fitness and training industry, and as practitioners (health, applied sport science), consultants (applied sport scientists) and lecturers (further and higher education).
• The programme is designed for science-based graduates or professionals working within a related field. The specific entry requirements include:An honours degree (2.1 or above) in a sport or exercise related area appropriate to the programme.
• An honours degree (2.1 or above) in an alternative discipline area that is acceptable to the Programme Director.
• Candidates with exceptional and extensive work experience in sport science or exercise science will also be considered for entry to the programme.
School: Cardiff School of Sport
Course Length: 1-2 years full-time or 2-5 years part-time.
Modules are assessed through a mix of coursework assignments and laboratory reports, orla presentations and interviews.
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, curriculum vitae and may be asked to attend an interview.